Biking along the Battle Road Trail

I tried out my new Sony point-and-shoot camera during a 10-mile bike ride, out and back, along the Battle Road Trail earlier today. I picked up the camera so I could document places I travel to over the next year for Ellen Clegg’s and my book project. The results were much better than I can get from a phone — especially inside shots. Overall, I was pretty happen with the results.

Eastern end
There are lots of these along the road. It was a tough day for the British.
Paul Revere’s last stand
Captain William Smith house
Behind the Smith house
Hartwell Tavern. I used flash to offset the backlighting.
Inside the Hartwell Tavern — natural light
Hartwell fireplace — natural light, no editing
Cupboard inside the Hartwell Tavern
Next to the Hartwell Tavern
Boardwalk
Don’t eat the berries!
Working farm along the road
Meriam House, at the western end of the road
The macro feature is outstanding
No bison were harmed in the making of this photo story

Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas, everyone! We have come through a year of fear and loss. Let’s hope for better days ahead.

Minuteman Bikeway, Lexington

From Lexington to Concord along the Minuteman and Reformatory Branch Trails

We rode 16-plus miles today along the Minuteman Bikeway from Lexington center and the Reformatory Branch Trail from Bedford to Concord, which was new to use. Enjoy!

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Where we started.
The route.
Minuteman terminus in Bedford.
Smile!
Reformatory Branch Trail.
Mary Putnam Webber Wildlife Preserve.
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
Along the trail.
Near the end in Concord.
Big sky.

Late October

img_0782Sunday afternoon at the Minute Man National Historical Park somewhere near the Lexington-Lincoln line. Photo was taken with my iPhone 6S, unfiltered, unedited, uncropped. This was my second visit (and Barbara’s first)—I was there 10 or 12 years ago leading a Boy Scout troop. Ironically, we ran into a friend from church who was with a Cub Scout den.