After snow melts, Sandy Creek shows some attitude

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Saturday’s warm temperatures, at about 50 degrees, wiped out some of the snow and ice that built up in the previous week.

There was still a layer of ice at the bottom of the canal. I took this photo after descending the breakwall in front of the Brown Street bridge in Albion.

I was out for a jog along the muddy Erie Canal Towpath and snapped a few photos with my SmartPhone. (This is a marvelous invention, by the way.)

Sandy Creek runs under the canal near Community Action. This is a well-known site for those of us who like to get out and use the Towpath. Normally the water is serene and slow-moving, but yesterday the creek had an angry attitude.

This photo was taken from the top of a culvert by the canal, looking north.

I seldom venture off the Towpath to explore near the creek, but I liked the paths in the woods with the fading snow.