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.