Our Goal " Buy a seaworthy boat, fix it up and see the world!"
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Giving Up on the Erie Canal
Well, it's been fun, interesting, frustrating and thankfully, almost over. The almost over part is Sinbad being a canal boat. I'm sure the fun, interesting and frustrating part is still in our future. The trucking company will let us know in the morning on which day we load our home up on a truck and head to the Hudson River. We think it will be Monday the 12th of Sept.
Canal boat Sinbad at Medina NY
We have been taking our time enjoying the small towns and friendly people. Not one bad experience, everybody has been really helpful. Three or four times people have offered to drive us to a store. One couple invited us to dinner at their home in Spencerville (unfortunately we never made it that far).
These pictures are of Medina, but they could have been of Brockport or Lockport. The people who live in these towns take a lot of pride in their towns and it shows.
This is Capt. David. We shared a dock for 3 or 4 days with him and his sailing partner Trisha. Good people. David has turned his Catalina 30 into a canal boat. It weighs about 12 thousand more pounds than it should so he sails on the open water very carefully.
Our friends Mike and Nancy Glover took these pictures of us leaving East Tawas Michigan.
It seams like just yesterday............Happy Sails....rr