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

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!

Out Of New York -

 July 5, 2001 

Belated happy 4th of July! We celebrated the holiday in Cape Vincent, NY, which is on the St. Lawrence River. Cape Vincent is a wonderful, little town - - very "all American". And, for the boaters, the town has room for approximately 12 transient boats between a town dock and a fisheries dock, no charge (no electric or water). We are at the fisheries research dock and it is wonderful. The water is so clear! And the temperatures have been in the mid-50s at night and low 70s during the day. It is perfect.

We spent one night on the lock 8 wall in Oswego before crossing Lake Ontario yesterday (4 July). We are now out of the locking business until we hit the Trent-Severn canal. Oswego is a nice town and we were able to stock up on supplies - - which we promptly ignored because we found free food at a Happy Hour at Admiral Woolsey's restaurant. We were also able to put the mast back up on the boat since we are out of the Erie Canal and passed the canal's low bridges.

We left Oswego early in the morning and although at noon NOAA was issuing a small craft advisory for the lake, we beat the wind and weather and were safetly docked in Cape Vincent before anything hit. Last night, we grilled BBQ chicken and corn-on-the-cob and watched fireworks from a town in the distance over the water. Oh, what a life ...

We plan to leave here tomorrow and head for Clayton and Alexandria Bay, still in NY. On Sunday/Monday, we will head a little north and be in Canada. It is hard to believe that we have been in New York for nearly 6 weeks - - I think we have seen every side of this state (NY harbor, Long Island Sound, canal system, Lake Ontario), all of them very different but wonderful!

We are still seeing other boats that we have seen along the way. In Oswego, we even ran across (no, not literally!) other MTOA (Marine Trader Owner's Association) members that we had originally met in Baltimore 2 years ago. They are in the process of doing the Great Circle (i.e. along the east coast Intercoastal Waterway, through the canals, through the Great Lakes, down the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, and then back around Florida). Again, Brian was ready to jump ship and go with them - - what the heck's another 6 months off, right? ... I am starting to be convinced that I will be returning by myself in September/October!

All for now. We'll touch base again when we can. It will be interesting to see about the Internet access capabilities in the libraries in Canada.

Cruising along (... slowly ... ). Jeri and Brian