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!

Ohio Has Libraries -

 August 29, 2001 

Our trip from Vermilion to Cleveland on Tuesday was good (By the way, for the boaters, the town docks at Verimilion were $1.25/foot). Although we had 2 - 3' waves, they were following seas so it wasn't bad at all. We got to Cleveland in 5 hours, just in time to pull up to Dick's Restaurant in The Flats for lunch. I had one of the best BBQ pork sandwiches I've ever eaten. Brian's fish wasn't bad either. Good place, even though the docks were so high that we had to put fenders on the flybridge!

We anchored inside of the Cleveland harbor breakwall (outside of the shipping channel) almost directly across from the new Brown's football stadium and the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. It was a beautiful view, especially at night. The anchorage was quiet, but that could have been due to the fact that there was quite a bit of rocking and rolling from tugs and other boats' wakes (not hard to believe we were the only boat anchored in the whole 5 mile harbor). Oh well, it calmed down after sundown.

Today we traveled 4 hours (~35 miles) to Fairport Harbor. Cleveland is having a big air show this weekend and while we were cruising this morning, a prop plane was fying just east of us, obviously practising. We had our own little airshow for about 15 minutes!

We are anchored in the Fairport Harbor harbor by a nice beach. While walking to the library we noticed quite a few local restaurants and taverns, a small grocery store, a laudromat, liquor store, and several other small-town shops. Seems like a nice town.

Next stop: Conneaut, OH. Then Erie/Presque Isle, Dunkirk, and Buffalo. We should be starting east on the Erie Canal early next week.

We are off to explore the river in the dinghy.

Jeri and Brian