Bob and I went for a motorcycle ride yesterday afternoon. Bob has been out on the motorcycle several times since the riding season began. This was my first ride of the season. I could have gone for a ride before yesterday, but I just didn’t feel like riding. We didn’t ride far, only 20 miles east of Warren and then back home. It was an enjoyable ride, but what I enjoyed most was spending time with my husband. We made three stops during our ride.
Our first stop was at Rimrock Overlook. Rimrock, which is in the Allegheny National Forest, is located approximately 20 miles east of Warren, Pennsylvania. Rimrock offers a picnic ground, an overlook with splendid views of the Allegheny Reservoir and the opportunity for climbing rocks. The view of the Allegheny Reservoir was splendid indeed, as several tall trees that had blocked the view were cut down earlier in the year.
Our second stop was at the Big Bend Recreation Area just downstream of Kinzua Dam on the Allegheny River.
As we approached the bird-viewing platform, I noticed fishermen in the river below the platform. The fishermen were leaving when we reached the platform.
We saw Merganser ducks on the river, but they were too far away for good photographs.
Our last stop was along River Road in Warren to see if Mama and Papa Swan had any young ones yet.
This is Papa Swan. Mama Swan was sitting on the nest a little bit to the right of Papa Swan. No babies yet.