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!

Wouldn't Change A Thing -

 July 17, 2001 

Here we are at lock 31, the town of Buckhorn. Summer has arrived! It is about 80 degrees and the winds have died down to normal. And wouldn't you know it, now we are wishing it was cooler again - - never satisfied ...

We had a great second day (Saturday) in Hastings. We woke early to do laundry and, by pure coincidence, there was a restaurant next door (the Captain's Table!) who was having a $2.99 (Canadian) breakfast special - - 2 eggs, bacon, homefries, toast, and coffee. So we had to stop while we were waiting for the laudry to finish ... ! On the way back to the boat we walked through the farmer's market and got fresh veggies, homemade chocolate chip cookies, raspberry tarts, ... and an egg (so that Brian could make his infamous salmon patties for dinner!). It was a great morning. Then we worked on the boat a bit, including Brian changing the boat oil - - always a favored job (... not ...)!

Saturday evening, we discovered that the community center was having Bingo so we went up to play the early bird games. We then spent some time talking to the very interesting dockmaster. He even let me manually close one of the locks! Yes, Brian got a picture of me walking around and around like a mule.

We've met some great people the past several days including a couple on "Wazatug" who have been cruising the Great Circle for 3 YEARS, and a couple from Trenton, Ontario who are on holiday, cruising the Trent-Severn. Both were very nice folks who we enjoyed talking with.

The Trent-Severn continues to be beautiful. We've been traveling through lakes, narrow rocky channels, farm land, marsh-type land, etc. It varies so much that it is never boring and always interesting. The dockmasters continue to be helpful and friendly.

The lock in Petersborough is a lift lock. This means that we more-less tied up on a big baking pan at the bottom. The dockmaster then adds an extra foot of water to a second pan at the top and because of the extra weight, the top pan comes down and the bottom one goes up. The trip (~65') is very smooth and fast. More than a little cool.

Last night, Norm and Alana (people who my sister deals with in a work capacity and who live in Buckhorn) stopped by the lock where we were moored to say hello and to hear about our adventures. We are meeting them for dinner this evening in town. It was wonderful to have someone to show our pictures to!!! Brian doesn't "ohh and ahhh" over them any more.

Again, all is well. The little spiders continue to come out of the walls at night (I think just to frustrate Brian by camping out on the boat). But other than that, we wouldn't change a thing.

Jeri and Brian