Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Evening

We spent most of the day traveling down the Dismal Swamp Canal. We love going this route because it is just so beautiful. Today, at the edge of Spring, the trees are just starting to bud out. It was cool enough that the turtles were sitting out on logs in the sun in large numbers. A pair of eagles took flight to complain about us interrupting the solitude. 

We made it to the first lock in time for the last opening. That meant we were able to dock at the Dismal Swamp Canal Visitor Center. When we passed this way in the fall, there were at least 15 boats tied up at this little spot. We were three and four across. Today...

We are the only people here. No one followed us down the river. No one came the other way. We have this gorgeous spot all to ourselves.

Since it is Easter, we did want to have a nice meal.

And everyone agreed the food was delicious. We had salmon with a topping of crab dip and mozzarella cheese. It was served with wild rice and green beans almandine. The remainder of the crab dip was served with the meal. Some used it to top their sourdough bread. Some added it to their rice. Some ate it with crackers. Everyone thought it was a great use for canned crab bought on sale at Big Lots!

For dessert, we'll be having apple pie and turtle brownies. No, not the turtles from the logs! Just caramel and pecans! NO animals were harmed in the making of this dessert.

As the sun goes down on the canal, we have one more photo to share. It's the one shot we have every trip.

Yes, once again it's still time for engine maintenance.

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