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!

Daily Routine -

 June 15, 2001 

We are happily anchored in a wonderful basin off of Mattituck, NY. We arrived yesterday and walked into town, only to discover that it was much bigger than we anticipated. We were able to do some good long-term provisioning at a huge grocery store, get some film developed (one-hour), check out some of the restaurants, etc. Besides, the anchorage we are in has a very visible and free dinghy dock and a clean, public bath house (with showers). And starting today is the town's Strawberry Festival! It is a town from heaven for cruisers.

We left for Mattituck from Greenport, NY. Nice town, but nothing to write home about. Greenport is the home of Preston's a boating and nautical items/gifts store and we did go into all three of the stores they had in town. The morning we left, Brian spotted a big red fox on the beach near where we were anchored. Now that was something we never expected to see!

We ran into some heavy fog around Plum Gut (and I so wanted to see Plum Island!), but navigated through it with no more problems than everyone else out there who was running in circles for awhile (just kidding ... well, kind of). Once again, it was a good test of our ever increasing navigation skills.

For those of you who have inquired, yes, we do (sort of) have a daily routine. We have coffee every morning, make sun tea almost every other day, and do some sort of household or maintenance tasks (caulking, engine upkeep, etc.) almost every day. Without fail, however, we do check weather every morning and evening, plan for the next day or so every evening, and write in our logs and budget/activities tracking logs at least once a day. We haven't watched TV in 4 weeks and do not miss it.

Next stop: Port Jefferson, NY.

Jeri and Brian