The Wednesday morning dawn comes quietly. The water and wind are calm outside the boat and the soft light creeps across the town. It is day 15 of our weather days on the Erie Canal, trapped by high water to the east and the west.
But, wake up kids! The water has receded! The locks ahead to the east and the north are now open for business and you can drop the lines and cruise away!
Our intent is to walk across the lock and bridge one more time for coffee at the Shambala Café, return the rent car, fill the water tank and transit Lock 24 down to the short cruise to the Oswego Canal. The Arkansas Traveler and her crew are back to the adventure.
Hooyah adventurers! After two weeks tied to the same dock side bollards I know your ready to go!
Is Lock 24 in Baldwinsville westbound now open?
Yes. We left on Wednesday morning and crossed Lake Ontario today. Anchored at 1730 at Northport, in Bay of Quinte. Persistent drizzle and hazy visibility.
Where are you now? Checking email/weather once a day now.