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!

Gore Bay -

 August 3, 2001 

Just a quick one.

We stayed in Little Current an extra day (Thursday) due to ugly looking weather in the morning (foggy and overcast). But it gave us the opportunity to get some minor things done on the boat. And David and Sally, we had WONDERFUL ice cream that evening at a little stand at the end of the town dock.

Little Current was a mad house on Wednesday. Boats coming and going all day, often times waiting over an hour to get to the fuel dock. It doesn't help any that there is a swing bridge to the east of the town that only opens on the hour for 15 minutes. Between boats coming and going from the town dock, people trying to get fuel, and boats waiting for the bridge to open, it was fairly entertaining - - it's was a constant boat parade! And then on Thursday, although still busy, the traffic stream was moderate - - we haven't been able to figure out a pattern yet.

On Wednesday afternoon, the "Chanticlare" (spelling questionable) pulled in. The boat is registered in Florida and owned by the widow of one of the Evinrude's (boat motors). It was 100+' and beautiful. It was on its way to their "cottage" at The Pool in Bay Finn. Apparently, while there, they use the yacht as the generator for the cottage!

We set out early this morning for Gore Bay. It was an easy 30 mile, 4 hour cruise. The town of Gore Bay is small but friendly and comfortable. We are anchored in the harbor. And we are seeing grass and mud again on the bottom - - much welcome after several weeks of knowing there were some nasty rocks down there!

Plan to go on to Meldrum Bay tomorrow and than Harbor Island (off of Drummond Island) on Sunday. Then it is back to the States.

Still hot and dry here. It is horrible to see everything dying. But at least the water is cool (68 degrees) which helps the boat stay comfortable.

Hope all is well with everyone. Jeri and Brian