Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Friday, October 12, 2007


Michael last processed veggie oil out on Lake Ontario. That day I wandered in abandoned apple orchards and picked up trash and swam in the great lake as clouds were closing in.
We got into the Adirondack Park with expectations of hikes, canoeing and bike rides but its rained like crazy which put us off on canoeing, since we found, from our last hike, that our waterproofed jackets weren’t waterproof.
In late afternoon yesterday, when the rain was on pause, we decided to hike 3.2 miles to Owls Head Lookout for the “excellent views.” This turned into a very soggy adventure and we ended up trodding back in the dark with our headlamps, in the rain.
It is getting colder and remains foggy and wet. The voyager inside is hung with wet laundry. It is supposed to snow tonight in the mountains around us..
If we can avoid processing, we will explore Lake Placid and the mountains around from the vehicle and then head to our friends’ in Vermont.
Early winter’s here.
Happy Al Gore and Doris Lessing Nobel Awards!
(The Erie Canal stretches from Buffalo and Lake Erie to Albany and the Hudson. The photo here was taken in Rome, NY. You can bike along the whole 363 miles.)


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