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!

Speed Limit -

 July 13, 2001 

Get this - - the speed limit on the Trent-Severn Waterway is 6 MPH. that means that even WE have to decrease our maximum speed (of a whopping 8 MPH)! But the waterway, so far, is beautiful. Part of it is rustic, part typically "canaly", and some of it goes through lake districts where there are lots of summer homes and cottages.

We have gone through 18 locks in the last three days. The locks will now be further apart and we will go through more lakes. The three "interesting locks" are yet to come. I'll write more about them when we get there. One side note: coming out of lock 7 yesterday morning, Brian suddenly pulled back the throttle. Right in front of the bow was a muskrat swimming across the canal with a bouquet of flowers in his mouth! It looked like something out of a children's book. And last evening, we watched a racoon searching for food near one of the dams.

The lockmasters on this canal are very helpful. They do everything they can to help, including helping with lines, pushing the boat off when it is time to leave, and providing information about the area. We are very impressed with them. The walls both before and after the locks are also great - - park-like with restrooms (the walls are where we tie up at night). Today, we are in Hastings and will probably stay here until Sunday. We understand that the walls can get busy on Friday and Saturday nights so since we have a spot (and it is right in a town) we will plan to stay.

It was been chilly - - 65 degrees and breezy. Some of the lockmasters have been joking that there may be ice ahead on the waterway ... well, at least we think they are kidding.

We've met lots of nice people and are taking our time and absorbing it all. This is a beautiful country. By the way, most of the Canadians in this part of the world do not speak French. And only the younger generation uses the metric system. So, thus far, we haven't had any problems being understood - - either via the English language or with numbers!

That's all for now. Will write again when we get the chance.

Jeri and Brian