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【DAY16】フェリーでの出逢い <自転車アメリカS断記 Essex,NY>

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Hello!! It’s Hugh Yamada!!

 

今日は再び自転車旅、アメリカS断に向けて出発!バーモント州を離れ、ニューヨーク州に突入しました!

Today, we started to head back on the road with our bicycles to make “Going S” happen!

We left Vermont State this morning and we are in New York State right now!

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BurlingtonからNew Yorkへはフェリーで3通りの方法で渡れます。

 

1つ目は自転車用で、サイクリングの一環として有名なフェリー。

 

2つ目は車も乗れて、片道2時間近くかけて湖の真ん中を突き抜けるフェリー。

 

3つ目は同じく車も乗れるのですが、VT州側で少し南に下がってからの片道25分くらいで行けるフェリー。

 

自転車用のフェリーがやはり有名で、みんなに勧められていたのですが、こちらは残念ながらVT州側で北に上がり、NY州側の更に北に行き着くため、今回はやめ、最後に紹介した片道25分のフェリーで行くことにしました。

 

You can go to New York from Burlington with a ferry and there are 3 different ways to go!

 

The first one is specifically for bicycles and they are famous for many cycling people.


The second one is for cars and for others. It takes about 2 hours to get in NY by ferry and it goes straight through to cut the middle of lake.

 

The third one is also for cars and for others. Although you need to go down to south in VT state before get on a ferry, however it only takes 25 minutes to get in NY by ferry.

 

Everyone who likes cycling recommended us to use the bike ferry. However, to get on that ferry, we need to go north in VT and it also goes even northern of NY so we decided not to take that and instead take the last option that I wrote earlier.

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フェリー乗り場はBurlingtonの南にあるCharlottという街から出ているためそこに向かう途中、あたりは驚くほど開けていて、手前には野原と花、家の背景には湖とそれ越しに見える山々という素敵な景色が広がっていました!

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The ferry port is at the southern town from Burlington, Charlotte, and so we were heading towards there. On our way of, we saw a great views with a huge open space, flowers around, lakes and mountains are behind some of houses on the route 7. They were gorgeous!!

 

フェリーに乗ってからの25分間はスケッチタイム!!!

The time on the ferry turned out to be my 25 minutes sketch time!!

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絵を描き始めると車に乗っていた方々がカメラを持って船の先頭に来られ、NYに広がるAdirondack Parkの山々を眺めていました。

 

When I started doing the sketch, many people who were in their cars came out and tried taking pictures of the mountains in the Adirondack Park in NY.

 

その中でも元気の良い男の子が僕にこう質問して来ました!

男の子「何やってるの?」

僕「絵描いてるんだよ!」

男の子「なんで絵描いてるの?」

僕「描きたいからだよ!」

 

こんな答えでいいのかな?なんて思いながら次から次へと質問の嵐。

 

One of them, a boy came to me and started asking me below questions.

a boy “what are you doing?”

me “I’m doing a sketch”

a boy “but why?”

me “cause I wanted to!”

 

I wasn’t sure if that was a good answer for him but he kept asking me more and more questions.

 

男の子も絵を描くというので僕が持ち歩いてる3本ある水筆の中の1本をあげることに。

すると「どこ塗ってほしい??」と聞いて来たので船のデッキを塗っていただきました!

絵を描き終えた後の写真撮影の際、風が強すぎたためお母さんが協力してくださり、親子と僕の絵の写真が撮れました!

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The boy told me that he also paints so I decided to give him a water brush that I use all the time because I have 2 more in my guitar case. 

And then he asked me “where do you want me to paint?” So I asked him to paint the deck on the ship. Now it’s a collaboration art :)

After finishing up the sketch, I tried to take picture of the sketch and the view together as how I usually do. However, wind was too strong for me to do that and so the boy’s mother came and helped me taking that picture!

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ニューヨークに渡ってからはParadoxという街を目指して南下すること1時間、しばらくすると橋があり、そこから見えた滝を見て思わず写真を撮ることにしました。

 

するとなんとまた先程の親子がいるではありませんか!

 

After getting off from the ferry, we were heading south towards to the town called Paradox.

About an hour or so, I found a waterfall on my right side when we were crossing a bridge. It just made me want to stop and take picture of it so we stopped at there.

 

Right after we stopped, not even start taking pictures yet, we met that boy and mother again!

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滝の真横は図書館になっていて、その図書館に用があって来られていたようで、男の子は自転車に興味津々。

The waterfall was right next to a library and they were there for returning and rent some more books. The boy was really into our bicycles!

 

お母さんはというとなんと自転車でのアフリカ大陸縦断をする予定だと話し始め、「なんと!!僕もしたい!!」と意気投合!


お母さんが9歳児の頃、親子3人で3ヶ月間、ギリシャを自転車で旅されたことがあったそうです。お婆ちゃんもそこにいて一緒に話をしてると、最初は子供のペースに合わせての旅をしていたけど終わり頃は子供の方が速くなっていたとのことでした。

 

親子での自転車旅!大変だろうけどいろんなものを一緒に見れて楽しいんだろうなと思います。

 

While Jay taking care of the boy with his bicycle, I was talking with his mother and I found out that  she is planning on to going across the AFRICA by bicycle!!!!! That’s awesome!! I want to do that too!!!

When she was only 9 years old, she rode a bicycle to going around the Greece with her parents. Her parents’ pace were too fast for 9 years old kid at the beginning of the trip so they were pacing with their child at the beginning. However, by the end of the trip, 9 years old kid was faster than her parents said by the her  mother!

 

Travelling with own child, on bicycle, somewhere out of their origin country must be tough although sounds like an amazing experience to have it.

 

「ここの図書館は中からも滝が見えていいとこなのよ!知り合いが働いてるかもだから中で演奏してくれたら嬉しいな!」ということで、一緒に図書館に入ることに!

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“By the way, we can see that waterfall from inside the library too! It’s a really nice library! I have a friend who works here too! Let’s see if she is there and maybe she let you play some music here! That would be great!”

 

“YEAH!! THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!!”

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外の滝の見える場所で親子に演奏して歌ってあげると「今晩うちに夕飯食べに来ない?」と誘ってくださり、勿論とお答えすると男の子も大喜び!

We played and sang couple songs where you can see the waterfall very clearly. After we played some songs the boy’s mother asked us “Do you wanna join us for a dinner maybe? You can stay with us for a night if you want!” After we said “Thank you” the boy got so excited to have us at his home.

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今夜はEssexにて一泊。

ありがとうございます!!

We are staying here at Essex NY for a night.

Thank you so much!

 

それではまた!

Well then!