Day 4 Sept 9, 2017 – Sylvan Beach NY

Happy Bob coming out of today’s only lock.

Good progress today. After some excellent tips from Joan & John about making our life in the locks less miserable, we did very well in the one and only lock we had today. I have to admit it was not a very high one, only a 7 foot rise, but baby steps.

 

We then travelled about 4 miles of winding river with some amazing cottages/houses, then we went under the bridge of Interstate 81 and into Lake Oneida.

Interstate 81 bridge and Lake Oneida ahead of us.

It’s a shallow longish lake that one should not cross in a strong east or west wind, especially with a 48′ mast strapped across your boat. We were lucky today, the winds were light, mostly from the north and we did the crossing in a little over three hours. We had dinner in an old fashioned dîner that is famous for its “mile high pie”. It was a huge place and very busy, Bob figured a lot of the customers were Trump supporters. Lots of locks tomorrow but I’d like to think we’re now coping much better and not getting as slimed.

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