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!

Back on Eastern Erie Canal -

 September 15, 2001 

Autumn has hit central New York! We woke up to a beautiful day, but it was only a chilly 45 degrees. Brian and I flipped over who had to get out of bed first and start the coffee! Because the canal water was still warm from the day before, but the air so cold, a mysterious and heavy fog/steam was coming off of the canal for the first hour of our cruise this morning. It was calming and lovely.

We are currently in Little Falls, NY, the first location we have revisited from our trip west. We will stay here tonight and press on to Lock 14 tomorrow.

Last night (Friday), we stayed at Lock 20. Although there is not a town nearby, it is a pretty park-like lock with electricity and water. Also staying at the wall last night were three other boats, one of them being the "Norfolk Rebel" from Norfolk, VA. We are surprised at the number of cruising-type boats we are seeing on the canal system since the Oswego Canal joined the Erie Canal. Although the canal could hardly be called busy, we are seeing 6 - 8 boats a day heading east (and we assume south) after wintering in the Great Lakes.

On Thursday, we stayed in Brewerton which is on the east side of Oneida Lake. We crossed the lake with no problems, leaving early in the morning because NOAA was predicting 30 knot winds in the afternoon. Brewerton has some restaurants, marine stores, and a drug store, but we did not see a grocery store. The library would not allow e-mail access.

The boat continues to run great and the tuna supply not depleting in the least.

Hope all is well with you.

Jeri and Brian