Pictures From the Trip

October 3, 2001
Last Cruising Update - Summary

October 1, 2001
Cruising Update - From Annapolis

September 26, 2001
Home Strech

September 19, 2001
Last Of The Erie Canal

September 15, 2001
Back on the Eastern Erie Canal

September 12, 2001
Finishing the Western Erie Canal

September 10, 2001
Lockport to Fairport

September 7, 2001
Western Frontier of the Erie Canal

September 6, 2001
Back in the Canal System

September 4, 2001
Leaving The Great Lakes

September 1, 2001
In our 7th State

August 29, 2001
Ohio Has Libraries

August 27, 2001
Vermilion, Ohio

August 26, 2001
Fox Haven Marina

August 22, 2001
In Put-in-Bay

August 17, 2001
The End Of Lake Huron

August 15, 2001
Down Lake Huron

August 13, 2001
North Channel and Lake Huron

August 3, 2001
Gore Bay

August 1, 2001
Keel-Haulings

July 31, 2001
Rocks Everywhere

July 28, 2001
On To The North Channel

July 17, 2001
Wouldn't Change A Thing

July 13, 2001
Speed Limit

July 9, 2001
Thousands of Islands

July 5, 2001
Out Of New York

July 3, 2001
Typical Day

July 2, 2001
Cold Mornings

July 1, 2001
Phoenix NY And Beyond

June 26, 2001
Through The First Lock

June 25, 2001
Up Around Manhattan

June 15, 2001
Daily Routine

June 12, 2001
Strolling The Vineyards

June 11, 2001
Sag Harbor

June 9, 2001
Block Island & Beer Can Music

June 5, 2001
Lessons Learned

June 1, 2001
The Tides Increasing

May 25, 2001
Up The Coast Of New Jersy

May 21, 2001
Getting To Know The Cruisers

May 17, 2001
And So It Begins!

Sag Harbor Schooners -

 June 11, 2001 

Sag Harbor, NY is a perfect town for transient boaters. Besides being beautiful, it has a great anchorage in the bay outside of the breakwater, a free town dinghy dock at the shore-end of the town wharf, and everything you could need right in town including an IGA, hardware, five & dime, and library. Apparently, we passed Ed Bradley on the sidewalk yesterday, but he did not stop to say hello so we missed him (however, the people walking behind us were very excited). We would recommend Sag Harbor to both boaters and land vacationers alike.

Yesterday, a 55' wooden schooner from Denmark pulled up near us and anchored. It looks like the boat has seen a lot of cruising, but is still impressive. We believe it has a crew of 9 men - - some of whom swim in the nude!

We talked to the crew of another schooner we saw in both Mystic and Block Island who are from Washington state. They are heading to Ireland and then on around the world. Brian was ready to jump our ship and go with them! They plan to be back in Washington in September 2002.

Because of Brian and John's work our first week out (installing a new alternator and regulator), we are finding that we only need to go into a marina about once a week - - and that is just to wash the salt off the boat and take a real shower. It is working out wonderfully.

We are making lots of sun tea, continuously doing little maintenance projects, and recording as much as possible in our log. And we are looking forward to getting into fresh water and cruising the NY canals.

Two more things to note for those of you who are potential visitors to Sag Harbor, by land or sea. We highly recommend the Conca D'Ora restaurant for pizza!!!! It doesn't look like much and is very much a family place, but they had the best pizza we have every eaten. On the other side, we were disappointed in the "famous $2.00 hamburgers" at Dockside Bar and Grill. For one thing, they now cost $4.00, are terribly small, and there is an extra charge for things like tomato and lettuce. That's all I'll say on that.

Next stop: Cutchogue, NY - - the Long Island wine country! And then it is off to Oyster Bay, NY.

Jeri and Brian