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!

Lockport to Fairport -

 September 10, 2001 

The cruising world is really a small world! While we were in Holley, NY, a 32' Grand Banks ("Lee") pulled up behind us on the wall. As it turns out, we had talked to her Captain on the VHF and then followed "Lee" in through Absecon Inlet (Atlantic City) back in May! "Lee" is now working her way down to Florida for the winter from her home port of Vermilion, OH. We really enjoyed talking with them and will take to heart the recommendations they provided.

Holley was a very pretty town, especially the canal facilities - - new, clean showers and restrooms and a beautiful canal wall for docking - - and free electric and water. There was a Bayliner tied at the wall when we got there ("Beach House" - sailors turned power boaters - nice people), but when they left early afternoon, it was just us until "Lee" pulled up in the evening. We can definitely say that this is the time to travel the Erie Canal if you like it quiet!

We stopped in Brockport for football Sunday. Brian also did an engine oil change that morning. Brockport is a college town with everything a cruiser or traveler could need. As a side note, we would recommend Jimmy Mac's Bar and Tavern to anyone who gets to Brockport - - good local place and great hamburgers.

After waiting out a rain shower this morning, we went through 2 locks and traveled 4 1/2 hours today to Fairport, NY. We are exhausted - - we haven't traveled that far in days! We've kind of gotten to like the short 2 hour trips - - us? spoiled? You bet!

Fairport has lots of shops and businesses along its walls and it looks like a fun place to explore. Besides, the weather has cooled off again so it is much more comfortable.

The Fairport library does not permit use of its floppy drives so we will send pictures the next time.

Hope all is well with each of you.

Jeri and Brian