Author Archives: Ray Boas

HOOT TOOT & WHISTLE and a QUEST — 11 JUNE 2022

Or, as some called it, HOLD TIGHT & WORRY – officially the Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington Railroad. Remember my last stay with Amos Brown in November? During that trip I got to the Hoosac Tunnel for the first time, and … Continue reading

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NEW GIRLFRIEND – NEW TOY – NEW PLACE TO SLEEP – 3 JUNE 2022

AND — WE MET ON-LINE – It was Friday night, 27 May, just a week ago, and I started doing some searching that I had not done in a long, long time. AND, THERE SHE WAS – Dressed in white … Continue reading

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ONE YEAR AGO — “BUT OFFICER…”

My son Gary recently found circulating on the internet this video of my mishap a year ago today. As it is said, “all is well that ends well,” and I am keyboarding and LADYRAB III is reposing at “camp 44.” … Continue reading

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GILL – HELL’S KITCHEN – SATAN’S KINGDOM – 88 BB1 MILES – 83 DEGREES – 21 MAY 2022

I have finally met a road I did not like. Yes, Old Vernon Road, over the causeway passing through Hell’s Kitchen, narrow pavement turns to dirt (supposedly made for four-wheel drive – never stopped me before). I enter Satan’s Kingdom … Continue reading

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OSWEGO CANAL – 7-10 MAY 2022 – Part II

Monday, May 9, was a bus tour starting at 8:40 at the Port of Oswego (still love how that sounds) and traveling south along the river for almost 22 miles to Phoenix. The river continues another two miles to where … Continue reading

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OSWEGO CANAL – 7-10 MAY 2022 – Part I

I am trying to get back into exploring and traveling, 2019 (just look at those posts) being probably my best year. And, that year I discovered the Canal Society of New York State, and also the sadly now defunct (thank … Continue reading

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BACK TO THE MOUNTAINS – 30 MARCH to 2 APRIL 2022

Still hard for me to get “back on the road.” Things have changed so much due to the pandemic, but recently things appear to be rebounding, and folks are comfortable not hiding their faces. Remember in 2019 I had an … Continue reading

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SCOUTING OVERNIGHT – 18-19 MARCH 2022

I am forcing myself to learn how to travel again – it has been so long, and things are different. People are getting out, thus lodging harder to find. And, in the last two years it has become harder to … Continue reading

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CHANGE OF SCENERY – 26 FEBRUARY – 1 MARCH 2022

Looking back, I have not had many adventures to share with you the past year plus, and we know why. But I just got home from another “Change of Scenery” at Kipling’s Carriage House – essentially replicating an adventure from … Continue reading

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“THE HEART OF THE COMMONWEALTH” – EXPLORATIONS AT “THE WOO” – 12 FEBRUARY 2022

That title may get you to read further. Six weeks into the new year, and I drove about 140 miles on 12 February – more miles than I have driven in two months. Yes, I have stayed home and safe, … Continue reading

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