It was a fascinating ride along the water which has been drained and reveals some of the remains of the village of Colebrook River which was flooded for the dam. I knew the history of this in West Hartland and Barkhamsted but didn't know that the same thing happened in Colebrook.
It was quite interesting seeing the remains of foundations and walls.
We had been on a bus tour before of the Barkhamsted/Hartland area and a guide told us where certain landmarks had been. I wish we had a tour today to know what we were looking at.
|This was the road that we had never been on before. A nice scenic ride.|
|There were some huge tree trunks.|
|We joked these were crop circles. Obviously someone had some fun.|
|Looking to the right, there is a strip of pinkish colored ground. We wondered if it were clay. Finally when we got closer, we realized it was just thousands of wild flowers. I couldn't zoom enough to give them justice.|
|Here is a close up of a few of those pink flowers that covered the ground across the water.|
|These are the flowers, that from a distance look like it was clay because there so many.|
|And it was a BIG dip.|