Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June 4, 2014 And Away We Go

After parking the truck, saying good bye to Ken and Ann, and a quick pump out, we headed west on the Erie Canal.  We were surprised that there were no other boats heading for Lake Ontario.  We traveled through several locks (one on the Erie and seven on the Oswego Canal).
Lock and dam in background

 At 1530 we pulled along the wall in Oswego for free dockage between Locks 7 and 8.

Wall between locks 7 and 8, Oswego, NY

  In the morning, we will go through Lock 8 and immediately head into Lake Ontario with a destination of Kinston, ON, a trip of about eight hours.  From there we will enter the Rideau Canal on our way to Ottawa.  We spent a week last summer on this canal and found it to be a peaceful rural setting dotted with small towns. Instead of marinas, there are walls where boats can tie up.  The way you pay for this privilege is to buy a season pass for all of the Canadian canals (about $500).  Typically there is no power or water available, but each offers a grassy area where we can walk Duke.
Beautiful sunset tonight.

 It's good to be back on the water!

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