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!

Block Island & Beer Can Banging -

 June 9, 2001 

We just landed in Sag Harbor, NY, on Long Island. Since, in order to e-mail, the library is the first place we always visit, we can't tell you a whole lot yet. We plan to be here for 2 - 3 days though.

We arrived today after a PERFECT trip from Block Island - - sunny, 75 degrees, 10 MPH winds, and only 1' seas. We couldn't have asked for better!

Block Island was WONDERFUL (although their library was closed for renovations)! We anchored in the Great Salt Pond and spent 3 beautiful days there. On the second day, we walked approx. 6 miles to the Southeast lighthouse, Mohegan Bluffs, Great Fresh Pond, and the town of Old Harbor. It was well worth it for we obviously got some much needed exercise and we saw a bunch of new birds. On Friday afternoon, around 3:00, we were just waking up from our naps (what a nice habit!) when 60 - 100 sailboats started pouring into the Pond. It is Off Soundings Boat Race weekend! It changed the whole atmosphere of the Pond - - more excitement and things to watch. Great fun.

For boaters: We recommend the Oar Restaurant at the Block Island Boat Basin. Good prices, food, and all of the seats in the restaurant and bar face the Pond.

We are starting to recognize boats that we have seen as far south as Cape May. It is fun to constantly be running into "friends" along the way.

One last note: When we were anchored in Stonington, a person on a boat from San Francisco that was anchored near us started playing an accordion-type instrument. It was Really a neat sound as it carried over the water. I told Brian that he needed to take up an instrument. I believe he is exploring the possibilities of playing empty beer cans ... I can see us being asked to leave an anchorage by a Harbormaster in the near future...

Jeri and Brian