Another 7am start, we hoped to make Amsterdam which meant doing 9 locks before 5pm, when the locks close for the day. When Peter and Bob did the same trek in May 2018 they were not able to make it but the locks were much busier that time of year and they were delayed by a melted impeller. ?
Bob feels a link with his history. Since his last trip on this canal he learned that his great great grandfather Story had immigrated from Yorkshire England to Ontario via the port of New York in July of 1835. He, his wife, and his mother would have used the Erie Canal (an earlier version) to journey to Toronto.
We were very lucky with the timing. There was very little traffic in the locks. There was only one lock where there was a third boat. Even with slight delay of Ramble On‘s engine overheating – Chris solved the issue quickly – it wasn’t the strainer, we got to the last lock around 3:30 and arrived in Amsterdam just before 4. Munchies and dinner on board tonight – yum!