Friday, July 16, 2010

The Spillway

It's not summer without a trip to the Spillway, the place "Where Ducks Walk on Fish". This is NOT in Conneaut Lake (I don't think we'd ever go in the water if it was). The Spillway is in nearby Pymatuning Reservoir. Pymatuning is huge compared to Conneaut Lake, but since it's a man-made lake and it extends into Ohio, Conneaut Lake still qualifies as the largest natural lake wholey within the state of Pennsylvania. This was Francie's first time to see the giant carp. At least, she said it was her first time, and I have to believe her. Once you see this it becomes etched in your memory forever.

I love this sign. Really, who would want to wade in this water or catch one of these fish?!

The kids are tossing bread to the giant carp. This is what people come from all around to do. There's even a concession stand that sells cotton candy, fudge, postcards, bumperstickers and t-shirts. Believe it or nor, this is a very popular attraction.

These guys are HUGE. You really have to see it to believe it.. And yes, the ducks do walk on their backs as they fight the fish for the bread.
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