2018-09-04 Relaxing on the Erie and more friends….so cool

Continuing along the Erie Canal we are continually presented with wonderful little towns along the way such as Lyon

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We are generally people that anchor out, often on our own with no other boats around. There are few anchorage along the canal so when Lock 25 presented itself, it was the next best thing.

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Far from everything allowed us to take a nice walk around the area. Well not completely true, if you look closely you can see the New York Thru-Way in the distance. This is

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

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Each Lock generally has an associated damn and spillway…this is the one for Lock 25.

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In the early evening approached with a lite rain we fired up the “space-ship” and set to BBQing!

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A filling meal, a peaceful “anchorage” made for a wonderful sleep.  To be greeted with this view in the morning was a gift and why we seek out these kind of places.

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Certainly not a Renoir but I sure felt like we were in the midst of a painting.

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Along the way we discovered an abandoned aqueduct which is wonderful piece of history.

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We arrived in Baldwinsville just ahead of M/V Pearl. We have not seen Stan & Suzie since Block Island, RI a couple years ago. Here Pearl is entering the lock arriving from Lake Ontario.

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If you want motivation to keep your boat up, just take a look at Pearl and see how meticulously she is kept.

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We had a wonderful afternoon and evening catching up. Laughed and laughed. It was wonderful catching up, was soo much fun!

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Suzie was kind enough to catch a couple pictures of our departure….this one in particular shows that I really can drive the boat!

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The is the point where the Oswego Canal forks off from the Erie Canal. This is the place where we start retracing our route back to the Chesapeake. It really struck us the wonderful time we have had on this journey. We have travelled about 2200 miles and have another 350 to go. What an adventure we have had.

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Coming up our final days on the Erie Canal…

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