Saturday, August 30, 2014

Entering Lock CS2/CS3

This is the 50' double lock right before Seneca Falls and we were headed up. Got to lock through with a nice couple on the boat ahead of us.

Lock Information

It was fun going through each lock. Everybody had a job to do to get us through.

The girls took turns calling the lock master to ensure the lock was ready for us when we about half a mile away. They called out "Lock 26, Lock 26, this is the Fair Dinkum requesting Eastward passage."

The lock master would answer and let us know if it was ready or how long of a wait. Most of the time the previous lock master would call ahead to the next lock for us so it was ready if no one was coming the other direction.

With the lock doors open and the light green we would slowly enter and we found it easier to land on our port side. I would ease to the wall and Beck would grab the rear line off the wall and hand it to me at the helm.

I would then use the bow thruster and the engine to maneuver us so she could jump up front and grab another rope to hold the front.

Once we had the ropes we held the boat to the wall (not easy with a 22 ton steel boat on locks with turbulence) and go up or down the lock wall.

We had it down after Thursdays 8 locks and had no problem on the way back. It was a lot of fun and something we'll always remember.

All by Ourselves

We didn't see much of anyone on the canal on our trip back yesterday. So we enjoyed a nice sail right down the middle of the canal.

Exiting Lock 27

NY State Canal Boats

Our friends on the canal

Friday, August 29, 2014

Captain Emily


This is one of my favorite pictures so far in the Canal Port in Newark.

Another beautiful morning on the water

Woke up and took a walk this morning to get these great shots. Looks like a beautiful day for heading back to Seneca Falls and our last full day on the boat.

Lock 28B

It was a cool windy day yesterday but we pushed through 8 locks taking us from Seneca Falls to Newark where we stayed the night.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In the double locks

We cleared the double locks in Seneca Falls this morning.

Seneca Falls

We made it back up Seneca Lake yesterday and decided to dock in our slip for the night (it's free). We are off today to head to the actual Erie Canal.

The Glen Bridge and Story

The Stroller

The bosses house

This is our CEO's lake home on Seneca Lake.

Watkins Glen State Park

We hiked the Glen on Monday morning.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Fair Dinkum

Here we are docked at the Village Marina in Watkins Glen.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Beck as Captain

Beck got to be captain throughout the day and did great.

Seneca Lake

We sailed the whole length of Seneca from Geneva to Watkins Glen where we are docked at the Village Marina. Perfect day and only took us about 6 hours.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Another beautiful sunset

First morning

It was an early night last night as we were all tired from our days excitement. Got up early and got this picture of our boat in the morning fog.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Picking up our boat

Her name is the Fair Dinkum

Seneca Falls State Park

First night on the water.