The Airline Trail follows old railroad tracks that once ran through Colchester Connecticut. The tracks have been removed and a dirt road follows the old roadbed. I’ve lived in Colchester for almost 8 years and up until today had not set foot on this trail.
Our Senior Center has a group that walk part of the trail on Wednesday mornings so I thought…what the heck….I’ll just show up and join them.
There were a grand total of 2 cars in the parking lot and one of them was mine. So I set out on the trail to see what I could see.
There is a shop at the Colchester entrance to the trail that rents bicycles for what I assume are reasonable rates but I wasn’t ready to put the chunky chick on a bike. At least not yet!
At the entrance to the trail is a small tile with friendship rocks around it. Some thoughtless person broke the tile but it appears that a Good Samaritan had placed them where they belong.
I walked 1.25 miles out and back returning to the car just as the heat was rising along with the humidity. Thank you Irma. And yes, I did take some photographs.
I’ll be honest, I was poorly prepared for a late summer walk. I was quite thirsty when I returned to the car and headed for the Senior Center where I know there is a cool, clear water dispenser. There is a porta-john at the entrance to the trail sponsored by Reliable.
Although I was alone, I knew there were other walkers, bikers and I’ve even seen horse vans parked at the Hebron CT junction with the Trail.
There were times when it was totally quiet and others when the raucous birds were making their collective presences known. Numerous scents tickled my nose but I’m not sneezing yet. Ragweed seemed to be the flower of the day but there were numerous samples of Mother Nature’s handiwork to be seen and photographed.
So readers, it has been a few hectic weeks coupled with a slight attack of shingles in my scalp; hence the shaggy dog look. Yes, I had gotten the shot a year or two ago.
My friends in Florida and the Caribbean are safe thank goodness but those who received so much damage to property are in our thoughts.
And as always, click on any image to start a little slide show. Look for the butterfly!