Sighting From A Window

Monday, August 29 Bernie and I were on the Maple Leaf, the Amtrak train running from Toronto to New York City.
We got aboard at the station in Depew, N.Y., bound for Albany to visit daughter Melissa and her family who live near the state capital.
The view out the window was a patchwork of wooded areas, wetlands, streams, farm fields and many, many rail crossings in a long stretch of communities through which the line passes. A notable exception occurred in early evening at Schenectady, N.Y. where I caught sight of a river. And suddenly, as if out of nowhere a solitary, eight-oar racing shell gliding across the water. Breathtaking! I was able to get a few photos, shown here. They will last longer than the memory of that sighting from the window. /Photos by Joe Barkovich.

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