Once through 19, we were off to do 20, 21, and 22. At this point in the canal, the locks get further apart which is a good thing. It makes for a less tiring and stressful day! Our plans are to get to Sylvan Beach, pop our noses out into Lake Oneida to check its condition. If the lake looks good with these SE winds, all 3 sailboats have agreed to continue on. If not, we'll stay at Sylvan Beach. But, we still have 3 more locks before we have to make that decision.
Locking went well until we got into #22. When I went to hook the rope, it slipped off my boat hook and the float at the top of the rope flew back into the cement wall where the concrete had crumbled out, and now the rope is flush with the concrete wall. Oh no! HELP! I'm hanging as far out off the bow of the boat as I possibly can and I can't get my hook between the rope and the wall!! The only reason I was able to finally grab the rope is because I ended up whipping the float and rope up onto the sidewalk(lock down) and the rope formed a loop to snag. Was I lucky or what?
|on dock at Brewerton|
|Brewerton free docks|
These last 3 days have been long and exhausting. Chuck's in bed already and it's not even 8 pm!!