Back at the Pennypack Trail these two days and the clay tile trend goes on. On the 19th, I left this tile near the Welsh Road parking lot, not too far from where the trail crosses the active commuter rail line:
The photos are not so great because suddenly some people started toward me from the parking lot and I had to pretend to tie my shoe. Anything to keep my anonymity!
On June 20, my husband and I walked before he went to work. We went toward the Byberry Road direction from the Welsh Road parking lot, the opposite of yesterday’s walk. This time I set the tile in a place that deserves a little more explanation.
In this section of the trail, there are two vehicle bridges crossing the Pennypack Creek from when there was a road along the other side of the creek from the rail line. A fragment of this road still exists and serves a few houses – this bridge I speak of today connects that fragment with today’s road system.
Across the creek is a trail paralleling the creek, much rougher than the Pennypack rail trail, and a network of even smaller trails all through the area. It’s part of the Pennypack Ecological Preserve:
If you are looking for a wide-ranging network of wild and interesting walks, this is your place to go. I’ve been all through it over the years and wow, it’s a lot of fun and interesting in all seasons.
Back to the bridge. This is an old structure:
This marble plaque says “Built by Montgomery County AD 1847” – I think it’s 1847, anyway. The bridge has been repaired not too long ago and is in great shape for being so old, I think. And take a look at this nice creek view:
By the way, before we started off on the 20th I checked the drop-off of the day before, back near the parking lot near the SEPTA line, remember? The tile was gone…