Amherst Travel Blog› entry 37 of 96 › view all entries
The next morning I re-entered the lounge. Suited and booted for a full on assault from the Hornets, myself and B approached the nest. B waffed smoke into the nest and I scooped it into a bag. Not a single bug bothered us, I was almost disappointed.
Then I got ready for my hill climb and headed out. At the back of B's property there is a wooded area leading down to a railway track. I headed through and followed the track along to a waterfall. Up past the water fall there is a path leading through the woods. The path makes a stream bed in a few places, so I was thankful I had brought my walking boots. Further up this path it joins a dirt road that heads up into the hills. I followed it as it wound alongside a stream. The shade of the trees giving welcome relief from the sun. After about three quarters of an hour I reached the sumit and then climbed the fire tower at the top. The view was spectacular. I had to rush back down because I was late for coffee at Rao's. (Rao's is THEE place for coffee in Amherst, visit dunkin donuts only when absolutely necessary).
That was yesterday. Today I'm driving B to Boston for a flight, sightseeing tomorrow and then heading on to NY.