Today is a dreary, cool, cloudy day. We decided to go as far as Baldwinville, so it was going to be a long day....54 miles. Along the way, we locked through #28B and 28A, a drop of 12 and 20 feet respectively. Then on to lock #27,26,and 25 with a drop of 12 feet, and the last two both 6 feet.
Along today's trip we met 2 canal boats and 1 pleasure boat. So since Tonawonda, we've basically had the water to ourselves.
We were in for a surprise just before lock #30. Our Garmin chartplotter starting showing the Erie Canal with red and green day markers. Up to that point, our sailboat icon was moving along on land ! The day markers are also along the canal even though some of them are missing for whatever reason. The western section of the canal is not on chartplotters so a paper chart of the canal is a must.
After crossing the southern end of Lake Cross, we arrived in Baldwinville at 5:15, almost a 9 hour day.
Baldwinville has a nice cement wall for boaters directly in front of the west side of lock #24. They charge $5 for 30AMP electric which is reasonable. However there are no showers and only 2 port a potties.