Air 23C feels like 29C
pressure -99.9 kPa
We departed Utica at 9:10
Planned stop today is Sylvan Beach. This is a free canal wall, right at the excitement of an old-time amusement park. Imagine pre Canada’s Wonderland / Six Flags / Darian Lake. One gentleman we talked to said when he was a kid the (now little) roller coaster was the second largest in New York State. The largest was on Coney Island.
Air Temp: 11c
Water Temp: 79.8f
Wind: 7km S
Pressure 102.5 kPa
It was a brisk morning when we untied at 7:25am and headed toward Lock 10. I had a my hoodie on with the hood up. Luckily it warmed up throughout the morning.
This morning when I was driving I noticed something up ahead. There were a couple of red markers, no problem, stay to the left of them, but it appeared to be something in the water, lots of something, left of the red markers. I got the binoculars and looked. Looks like Rocks! ROCKS? What the heck are Rocks doing in the canal?? Continue reading “Co-Captains Log – August 23, 2016. Rotterdam, NY to Canajoharie”
Air Temp: 24c
Water Temp: 84.3F
Wind: 15km N
Pressure: 101.2 kPa
Departed Waterford at 12:05
This morning we hung out around the waterfront trying to catch up on our blog again, while we had some wifi.
I also walked up to the lock to purchase a 10 Day Pass to transit the NY locks up to Oswego, NY. (for the 10 day pass, it cost $37, this includes mooring on any of the lock walls at night. This is very inexpensive compared to our Trent Severn Waterway)
What a great little waterfront this is. Note to anyone who finds themselves here. I thought it was cute. On my walk back from the lock, on the walkway along the water, they have the Erie Canal map designed into the interlocking bricks. Plus, at one portion, I think closer to the lock, in the poured concrete, there are impressions of bare feet and horse shoes, walking side by side.
At 12:05 we were untied and headed into our first lock for the day. Similar to traveling along the Trent Severn Waterway, the speed limits and lock timing pretty much dictates your progress in a day.
Air Temp: 23C
Water Temp: 84F
Wind: 3kn E
Skies mostly cloudy with some rain
We hauled anchor at 7:30am and started our passage to NYC. So excited.
Coming into the Eastern River, between Manhattan and Brooklyn, under the many bridges, looking at the tall tall buildings was so thrilling. Everyone was in the cockpit, we were taking pictures, pointing out weird shaped buildings, pointing out the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Freedom Tower and commenting on the bridges and ferries.
This morning when I got up, Mini-Wheat and I went for a walk. Then, after she wouldn’t go further then 100 feet from the boat, I put her back onboard and went into the village to get some coffee.
At 8:30am Kylie’s friend’s family came to the dock to drop her off. She had an amazing time with them last night.
We are so thankful for their having her. Doug gave some tours of the boat, then at 9:08 we untied and were on our way to Block Island, Rhode Island.
From what we have read, Block Island is a very popular cruising ground. The New Harbor Moorings are normally filled by 10am but later in the day the Harbour master will begin filling the private moorings too. So we hope we will be able to get a mooring, otherwise, we will anchor. (Some of the things I have read state anchoring in not the best here due to poor holding and dragging.) Continue reading “Co-Captains Log – August 15, 2016. Wareham to Block Island”