September 27, 2010
Another Early start! We’ve been getting up about 6:30am and then at the end of each day, start to feel sleep coming on around 8:30-9:00pm. Being not much of a morning person, it’s been an interesting ride for me!
We’re all getting a little loopy. Gary and I have boat hook fights as we stand at the lock. Kris and Spinny started playing dress up….well, dress up Spinny that is!
We booked it all day, hoping to get through the locks and over to Waterford. We didn’t make it though. On top of that disappointment, it was a dreary, rainy day all day and it got worse as the day went on. We had to tie up on the Crescent Terminal Wall near Half Moon (named after the Dutch vessel). Kris and I found a grocery store nearby on the I-Phone GPS and decided to bike over to get some groceries for Carol. The rain didn’t let up. Equipped with sailing raincoats as we were, we still became damp and tired. It was all worth it in the end though when Kris and I sat down in the boat and drank hot apple cider while playing Monopoly and we all had a delicious dinner of baked acorn squash and apples with slow cooked ribs. Yum!
For dessert we had a visit from Emily’s New York relatives – Steve, Allison, and Bitsy (Elizabeth). Bits and Spinny became fast friends. After a tour of the boat, the NY Eskers took Kris and I to the Half Moon Diner for some pie. Mmmm, delicious!
333 miles down the Erie Canal, only 7 miles left!