We knew bad weather was predicted for tonight so we wanted to cross Lake Ontario while things were relatively calm. We were bounced around a little with 1-2 footers, but the water calmed down as we approached Oswego.
|Tugboat "Frances", his barges came from Trois Riveries, Quebec|
We passed through 4 locks on the Oswego Canal and arrived at a town dock in Minetto. This dock had room for two boats and also offered electricity. Although there is no official fee for tying up here, they ask for a donation. As we were pulling in to this small dock, there was a couple sitting there fishing. It was obvious that I needed to pull up to the cleat where they were sitting, but they were not moving!!
Tonight after dinner on the boats, we walked to Stewarts for a few groceries. When we got back we said some tentative goodbyes to Jeanne and Kenny who will head back toward the Chesapeake soon.
Do you remember The Twilight Zone TV show? If you do.....start humming the theme song......
"Imagine, if you will, living in a house where you wake up every morning with different streets, different stores, and different neighbors. (Cruising is like this) Every day is different. But your favorite neighbors are always there to share the strange new settings with you. Then one day, your favorite neighbors disappear ....gone forever. " So what do you do? You write a song about them:
Jeanne & Kenny’s song tune: ( Auld Lang Syne)
When friends depart and leave the cruise
They’ll be forever missed
The time we spent together
Really made our bucket list
You made our trip a special timeOur meeting seemed like fate
We met in Kingston (town) New York
Cause the Erie opened late
One day you needed groceries
As soon as we got to your boat
I dropped your syrup jar
We shared good timesBecame good friends
The food and wine were great
We hope to see you both again
Real soon, let’s set a date!