To the Erie Canal we go

6/17 we departed half moon bay marina at 8:00am and went directly across to Panco Petroleum Company to top off the diesel. We motored for 57 miles up to Round Out Creek Kingston, NY. Big shout out to the town dock master Mr Patrick Sheehan, he was kind enough to run to Home Depot for us on his break. He picked up a new 50’ hose to replace our broken one. The weather was beautiful and the waters was flat. Passed under Bear Mountain Bridge and just a bit further we reached The Unites States Military Academy. A big shout out to our pastor Jon as he is a graduate of the Academy. Thanks to all military it is because of folks like you that Marie and I get to do this wonderful journey.

6/18 Departed Kingston and traveled 65 miles up to the eastern entrance to the Erie Canal. We fueled in Troy, NY just before we entered the Troy lock which lifted us 14 feet. The lock is the first of many to come! We arrived at the Waterford town dock and we will lay the boat down until Monday morning. We are sitting directly in front lock 2. The highlight of transmitting the Hudson River clearly for me was the topography. Cruising the river with mountains all around was very beautiful. Marie and I are excited for this part of the trip.

6/19-6/20 We spent two nice days in port, in Waterford, NY. We explored the town ordered pizza Sicilian style which was a disappointment, oh well. We attended church services and had breakfast at a local eatery Don and Paul’s it was excellent. Tomorrow we depart and have decided we are going to do the Waterford flight of locks 2-6 and locks 7. This will be about 20 miles. The reason it is called the flight is it is a series of locks with in a 7 mile distance and you either rise or lower 178 feet depending on the direction you are headed. We are headed west bound so we will be rising.

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