Lake Ontario

We left Oswego Marina Thursday morning with five other looper boats.  The weather map indicates it’s a good day to cross Lake Ontario with low winds.  We had to stay at Oswego Marina two days longer than planed due to wind.  I am getting use to changing plans due to bad weather, sometimes we travel for two…

Oswego Canal

We wanted to leave Monday morning at 7:00 with 34 miles and 8 locks to go through, however it was pouring down rain so waited until 9:30.   We called Oswego Marina and there is room for us to dock, which was our concern.  Weather will determine in how long we stay at this marina…

The middle section of Erie Canal

This is our fourth day navigating on the Erie Canal.   We left Utica Saturday morning at 6:30 so we would be at Lock 20 Whitesboro when it opened at 7:00.  Today will be a longer day with 60 mile to navigate and three locks.   The rain has quit and the weather is very…

Traveling on the Eastern Erie Canal

  The lock on the Erie Canal starts operating a 7:00 in the morning.  We were up and ready to go, along with a few other boats including the Chanticleer a 108 ft. long -20 ft. wide Yacht.  We didn’t know how many small boats the lock could accommodate with the Chanticleer.  We locked through…

Shady Harbor to Erie Canal

    Friday afternoon we arrived at Shady Harbor Marina, located at New Baltimore, New York and were greeted by great dockhands.  We filled the boat with fuel, pumped out, and then went to our intended slips for two nights.  When the boat was secure and power hooked up we gave Follow that Dream a…

Hudson River

    Well we said goodby to Manhattan and watched the tall buildings get smaller as we traveled up the Hudson River.  The Hudson River is a 315 mile river that flows from north to south primarily through easter New York.  The river is named after Henry Hudson an Englishman sailing from the Dutch East…

Liberty Landing 6-7-17

Tuesday morning we said Goodby to our Harbor Host John and thanked him again for everything he did to make our stay at Great Kills enjoyable.  The rain had stopped for a while but it was very cool with overcast sky’s.  We have 18 miles to navigate today and will be staying at Liberty Landing…

New York

  We left Hoffman Marina about 8:00 this morning with warm sunny sky’s and a slight south wind.  The Atlantic Ocean had only one ft. waves when we started out and we have about 35 miles to navigate today.   We will be docking at Great Kills Marina Staten Island, New York.  You have to…

We traveled today to Brielle, N.J.

We left Atlantic City, New Jersey this morning with sunny sky’s and a slight breeze from the South with a 60 mile day ahead of us.  As we ventured out once again into the Atlantic Ocean leaving Absecon Bay we had what I call soft rollers.  This was so much better than we had two-days…