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!

Finishing the Western Erie Canal -

 September 12, 2001 

We got to Newark, NY (near Rochester) yesterday morning and heard about the terroist attacks when we got to the library. Once we heard, we went back to the boat and spent the rest of the day watching TV in disbelief. Pretty much everyone we have talked to and seen today has seemed shocked and subdued (as we are) - - I'm sure this is no different than everywhere else in the country.

So as not to slight Newark, it is a good cruising town which seemed to have one of everything a visitor may need. Their town wall was unique in that they charge for electric by the hour (.25/two hours). It seems like a good compromise to have boaters pay something for the services the town is providing. The other nice feature is that the dock building (where the restrooms and showers were) also has a washer and dryer available for use by the boaters, no charge.

Today, we traveled for 8 hours to Baldwinsville, NY. The canal has now joined with the Senaca River so the scenery has changed again - - much more river-like with small cottages and boats than the previous narrow canal walls and parks/farmland. We were surprised to find the wall in Baldwinsville almost full of boats - - it turns out that there is a festival in town this coming weekend and people arrived early to secure a spot on the wall.

From here, we plan to maintain our current schedule, which means continuing east on the Erie Canal and starting down the Hudson River mid to late next week. From here forward, we will be retracing our steps from what we did in the spring and early summer.

"Brian alone in grocery". He wandered away for one minute and the next thing I know he is ready to check out with all of the "staples in life" (i.e. tuna, canned corn, peanut butter, beer, cheese, and bagels). That's the last time I ask him to go to the grocery store alone!

Jeri and Brian