That rock ledge in the first pic looks like a perfect place to find a 30 lb catfish!
I grew up on the Oswego river in NY and there's NOTHING like the calming effect of being up there on that towpath. It's as familiar to me as any earthly place. I get back there as often as I can and remember my youth and the good times. There's just nothing like it for me.
Awesome, just awesome...