So we only took a week to do the canals and would have been home by now and would have crossed our wake by now, if not for the pesky weather.
When we arrived in Waterford (lock #1 on the Erie) it was hot and muggy. The weekend there we did have some rain but on Monday when we left it started to cool down a lot.
|BEST thing about boating; spending time with friends|
Gary and Karl SV Ishmael
|Gary says it is a prior to 1967 VW Bug ( how does he know it is prior to 1967??)|
|Welcome to Little Falls|
|A trap door lock|
|Going up and down between locks can be tiring but I am all smiles|
|Lovely day to cross Lake Oneida|
We stayed in Phoenix, a little town famous for its hospitality. In the summer kids meet you at the dock, will do things like wash your boat and bring you coffee.....unfortunately all the kids are still in school so we didn't get meet them but we met many locals who stopped by the boat to say hello.
|Time & Tide looking very small under the bridge in Oswego|
The morning we did the Oswego canal it rained like stink!!! We got soaked going through the locks and when we arrived in Oswego I had a nice warm shower and a nap as a reward for all my hard work.
So now we are in Oswego, waiting for the weather (again!!!) to be good enough to cross Lake Ontario. That is another body of water you cannot mess with, and the crossing is 50 miles so it is almost as long as going from Florida to The Bahamas. I have checked the weather and tomorrow looks good (Saturday)
Keep your fingers crossed, next time you hear from me will be in Canada. (hopefully, if I can get online somewhere)
still.....................to be continued
Oh, BTW , once we cross our wake, we will officially be done with our LOOP trip (+- 6000 miles/ more than 900 hours!! ) and this blog is about that, so I am thinking I am going to stop writing even though we are still going to be travelling on our boat I can't imagine that anyone would be interested to read about our boring lives, but I have been asked to continue>>>>>>>>>.. I don't even know how many of you still read this but if you want me to, I can keep writing, if you don't want me to...I shall stop....so it is up to you , what should I do???