Flowers Cut Stone Walls
Murals of the Canal Days
We passed by two towns that would be worth visiting on our way home in the spring. The first town that looked so inviting was Pittsford with all of its flowers and hanging baskets....
...and Fairport which has the last lift bridge when going east. It's bridge is in the Guinness Book of Records because it has one end higher than the other and no two angles on the bridge are the same measure!
At Mid-Lakes Marina we decided to fuel up for the first time on the canal. As it turned out Happy Hours was getting better fuel mileage and we were wishing we hadn't attempted to pull up at their fuel dock. They had us pull in at a 45 degree angle to the docks and turning around was near impossible. Lines were held by the dock master to pivot us around on our keel. What fun!!
We got to Newark at about 4:45 pm....44 miles....and the north wall was almost full. A powerboat was gracious enough to move his boat forward to give us room for our mast. I think this is a popular place to tie up because everything is free, even laundry.....very nice. Newark's claim to fame is that it is home to the Jackson-Perkins roses and Sarah Coventry jewelry use to be made right there.
Oh did I mention...the couple behind us are on their way home to Toronto after being out on their sailboat, Dr. Doolittle, for 6 years. They are slowly making their way home stopping at each and every town along the canal.