We left Oswego on Friday morning heading for lock 7 hoping to stop in Phoenix - lock 1- for the night. The canal system is just beautiful. A mix of extravagant homes with cottage style properties.
With every lock we got more confident with the procedures and it became second hand. Lock 3 turned out to be a challenge when Al brought the boat in and we missed the lines. We came very close to turning around but a quick recovery by all and some help from the lock operator who opened the waters a bit as we got close to the side, helping to push Haven into place.
We spent the night on the free dock in Phoenix, lovely people making us feel welcome and little ones called the dock brats who would run errands for you. We had them pick up a couple of items from the grocery store for us and deliver them back to the boat.
|dinner on the dock|
|Al in Brewerton. He is holding a hand carved walking stick given to him by his good friend Tim from Comox|
We are having a blast and enjoying every minute. Signing off to go make dinner now. Talk again soon.