This rural, 20 mile stretch of the canal passes through lush farmlands with the crops of corn, etc in full growth. It's New York's heartland. We managed to dodge torrential rains we found out about at the end of our day! So life is good. Perhaps the most interesting encounter along our trek today was built in 1823, and not surprisingly, LEAKS! It's called the Culvert Road and it is the only road that goes UNDER the Erie Canal. It's in Ripley's Believe it or Not, and here is our photo to prove it. We walked through it, both ways, and we can attest to the fact that it leaks; a lot. We were so traumatized by the leaks that we were forced to back to Gasport and eat Beef on Weck and drink beer at the Canalside Inn.