When we crossed the river on our bikes last week after a little jaunt, we noticed a little path. We got off our bikes and ambled down, or at least I did, and Cuppa snapped this picture.
Yes, that's what I refer to as The Unmighty Mississippi, in order to distinguish it from that huge American river that is frequently referred to as Mighty. But it looks pretty mighty in this photo, doesn't it? Water runs high in spring, and the torrent is more pronounced than usual.
This was, originally, a mill town, and there is still a damn of sorts on the river. In fact, right from where Cuppa is taking this picture, there is forced drop a few feet; there's no reservoir, however; they don't control the water level.
There was a little plaque at the beginning of the path commemorating a boy who had drowned here, in 1992 I think. It urged us to be careful, and I certainly was.
It's a nice day and supposed to go up to 22C/72F today. Typical of April, however, it will still be fairly windy, so, even if we get out on the bikes, we still won't go all that far, probably 10-15 klicks (6-9 miles). However, we may not get out at all, for today is the day that Cuppa makes turkey stew from the weekend's bones. It's one of daughter's faves, and the kids are invited to share it with us.