Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Day 145-147. June 13-14

The Greer’s left today and we did laundry and cleaning.  The next day we toured wineries in the finger lake region.  So much fun and a perfect sunny 72 degrees.  Ate at a cool restaurant in an old firehouse and still decorated like one. Heading home tomorrow and I dread the hot weather!  I’ve been spoiled.  Will be back on July 6 Until then, have a happy and fun 4 th of July!

Firehouse restaurant 

Red tail hawk winery

Fox run winery



Monday, June 13, 2022

Day 144. June 12

 Drove to Niagra falls for the morning . We rode the Maid of the Mist and stopped at an Irish pub for lunch. They are always good.  Last games of spades as the guys. are the champions.  Denise and David leave in the morning   Time flew by as usual.  Lots of fun, adventures and games!  We are coming home on Wednesday for a couple of weeks.

The Greer’s 

Sunset at boat

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Day143. June 11

 Traveled to Rochester today for 51 miles.  Lake Ontario is beautiful, clean and cold water.  Staying here for a while as we need to be in Indy for 2 weeks for meetings and Sandusky is too far to make before then.  Going to Niagra Falls tomorrow.  

Lake Ontario

Eating dinner and look what flies over!

Friday, June 10, 2022

Day 140 - 142. June 8 -10

The marina at 43 North where we stayed in Bremerton was where our first cruiser boat stayed when we lived in Syracuse.  Due to weather, we stayed an extra night  and Bob worked most of the day repairing our shower in the master.  He had to cut part of wall and repair.  We played cards that night .  This morning the 10th, we left at 8:00 and continued on the Erie.  We then turned into Oneida Lake.  Thank goodness as the Erie Canal was slow and 22 locks and 7 on the Oswego.   Arrived  at 2:00 pm. Denise fell and cut her head but all was ok in the end.  Heading to Rochester tomorrow.

Fall at dam

Fulton  NY

First cruiser in Syracuse


Denise and Piper resting 

Small lock

Oneida lake

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Day 139. June 7

 Traveled another 9 hrs today on the Erie.  No traffic at all but 9  locks today which makes it a grand total of 16 with 5 tomorrow.   Total of 51 miles today.  I think  we are both sick of the Erie Canal!  David took over for me as first mate in the locks which was a nice break.  Denise and I played games and did laundry as we moved on.  It started misting in the afternoon until dinner.  We are anchoring out tonight waiting for the next lock to open .  Heading to Oneida Lake tomorrow.

Denise and Piper

Train with lots of Amazon!

 New York  canal flag

Largest lock on Erie  40 ft

Denise and I

Monday, June 6, 2022

Day138. June 6

Left Kingston early morning and traveled the Hudson  and then started the Erie Canal.  Stopped in Schenectady, NY.  Went thru 7 locks by ourselves one after the other.  We were lucky.  Total raise was over 200 ft.  We passed some unique lighthouses . Traveled 69   miles and took us 10 hrs for a long day.
Thomas Edison started his electricity here in 1898.  New York City had the first electricity by GE


Gate lock for winter when the lock system closes

Rip Van Winkle bridge