October 28, 2008

The South River at Port Republic, VA

Sunday's weather forecast indicated it might be the last warm and sunny day for a while, so we agreed to go out for a drive. I suggested crossing the Blue Ridge to Gordonsville but Frank did not want to go that far. He countered with a suggestion to visit Port Republic, a quaint town situated between two rivers. We've been there a number of times and even considered buying a house there until we heard how deep the floodwaters had risen in the past.

We parked at the community park on the South River and walked around. It's just above the point where the South and North Rivers join to form the South Fork of the Shenandoah. The sound of the rippling water just about drowns out the noise from traffic going over nearby bridge. We watched leaves drop into the river and get scooped up by the current, which swirls them away

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GPS /Location note: On Google Maps, ask for @38.294, -78.814 .

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