Suzanne stayed onboard until Saturday, June 13. We rented a car and visited wineries on Lake Cayuga, the Corning Glass Museum in Corning, and the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
Central New York is an intriguing spot to visit, and if we need to be stranded somewhere, this is not too bad.
One of more striking recent upgrades to the Traveler is the interior panels of the two doors leading to the deck. This winter Bob added strips of teak over the original thin, dark color, faux-wood panels that came with the boat. The teak strips mirror those on several of the lockers in the galley and add beauty and balance that wasn’t there before.
On Saturday night there was a fireworks display over the Seneca River where it flows through Baldwinsville. It was an up-close and personal view from the flybridge. We joked that the high water might keep us here through the Fourth of July and we could enjoy another display. Please tell the weather gods that we were only joking.
I do enjoy keeping up with your adventures.
We have had lots of rain here. The lake is very close. Love it that way.
Oh, what fun!
We had started the second circuit of the Loop in 2005, got as far a Washington, DC when we picked up the weather news of bad rain storms running through the N.E. US. I believe that was the year Lock 10 was damaged and wouldn’t open to let folks back track. We ended up staying at the Atlantic Yacht Basin in Chesapeake, VA until we started back to the Keys. I was a while before lock 10 was repaired and reopened. There were stories coming across the internet of trawlers having to be lifted out of the waters west of ten and trucked to were they could resume their cruising for that summer.
If I am correct in my recollection that was a year we experiences El Nino type weather patterns also.
Yes the Baseball Hall of Fame was pretty high up there but I must admit the whole experience was something quite wonderful to look back on. Bob and Judy were beyond hosts with the most. I truly got to see and feel what it is like to travel on the water (even tho the water part was shortened due to the weather). When traveling on the water you always need to be alert and aware of things around you. It is also so beautiful, all the things you see both natural and manmade. It was all a truly wonderful time.
Thank you, Suzanne. You are a stellar crew member.