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!

Last Of The Erie Canal -

 September 19, 2001 

We just came through the last lock of the Erie Canal and are docked at the wall in Waterford, NY. Only one more lock to go (the Troy Federal Lock). After that lock, we will have gone through 107 locks since May - - we are pretty good at it by now!

We plan to stay in Waterford for at least 2 nights. Because the NY harbor has been closed, many boats backed up on the Hudson River and into the Erie and Champlain Canals over the past week. However, now that the harbor is open (although understandably on a limited, controlled basis), many boats have started to move again. Although we could have made it to and through NY by Friday (with 10 - 12 hour cruising days), we have made the decision to hang out in Waterford for a few days and aim to travel through NY on Monday or Tuesday of next week.

We stayed at Lock 7 last night (Tuesday). It is a very quiet and calm lock to stay due to a large bay area south and west of the lock. We would recommend it (no electric or water). The two previous night were spent at Lock 11 (which does have 15 AMP electric service).

Surprisingly, we are seeing a large number of Canadian boats heading south to Florida and/or the Bahamas. We wonder if there is anyone left in Toronto.

Hey, we saw a bald eagle this morning!

We are not looking forward to the salt water again. However, if Brian does not get a shower today (the diesel fuel is starting to smell better than him!), I am going to push him overboard regardless of what water we are in!

We may be unable to e-mail for a couple of days. There aren't a whole lot of options along the Hudson River. At this time, we will not be stopping in or around a town until Forked River, NY (~5 days). We will be in touch. Jeri and Brian