LAKE SUPERIOR TO THE BAHAMAS

31 January 2016
26 January 2013 | Jacksonville, Florida
04 June 2012 | Jacksonville, FL
21 March 2012 | Coconut Grove, Florida
05 March 2012 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL
21 February 2012 | Rock Sound, Eleuthera
17 February 2012 | Highbourne Cay Marina, Exuma
30 January 2012 | LITTLE FARMERS CAY, EXUMAS, BAHAMAS
12 January 2012 | Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas
01 January 2012 | Georgetown --- St. Francis Bar
22 December 2011 | George Town, Great Exuma, Bahamas
13 December 2011 | George Town
11 December 2011 | George Town, Great Exuma
25 November 2011 | Staniel Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
22 November 2011 | Warderick Wells, Exuma Land and Sea Park
21 November 2011 | Warderick Wells, Exuma Land and Sea Park
14 November 2011 | Highbourne Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
09 November 2011 | Nassau Bahamas
07 November 2011 | Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
06 November 2011 | Nassau, Bahamas

END OF THE ERIE CANAL

28 September 2010 | Waterford, NY
Cheryl / Rain
We arrived in Waterford NY on Sunday. This is the end (or beginning if going west) of the Erie Canal. Nice visitors center here. The chart book and cruising guides I ordered were here waiting for us when we arrived. I ordered the Atlantic ICW chart book and cruising guides for New Jersey and Chesapeake and Delaware Bays.

We really loved going through the Erie Canal but glad that phase is over. As I have mentioned before, 98% of the people we met were fantastic. Looking at the Garmin odometer we have now traveled 1,293 miles from Silver Bay to here. We are also 53 days since leaving Silver Bay. Almost 2 months already, time does fly when you are having fun!

The current and always subject to change itinerary is: go to Hop-O-Nose in Catskill NY to have the mast stepped, find some anchorages going down the Hudson River, go to Sandy Hook NJ to wait for a weather window to start down the east coast. There are several inlets along the New Jersey coast to stop for the night, including Atlantic City (of course, we will need to stop there so I can play a slot machine or two). Once we get to Delaware Bay we will need to decide if we will go off shore to the Chesapeake Bay or go up Delaware Bay, across the C&D Canal and down the Chesapeake Bay to the start of the ICW (double the distance). The weather will pretty much be the deciding factor.

Jimmy, Dean and Chris's friend, came to the visitors center where we are now and drove Bill & Dean around to pick up a few things that we needed. Chris and I went into town to do laundry. We all went out to dinner at a restaurant called Reel Seafood which had great food.

We will decide shortly if we will head for Hop-O-Nose today or tomorrow. It looks like we could get very heavy rains on Thursday. One of the anchorages I would like to stop at is just behind Liberty Island. The Manhattan skyline at night is absolutely fabulous so hope to be able to see it from that anchorage. We plan on spending a couple of days there so we can go into New York City and do a few touristy things. I was there several years ago for a work conference, Bill joined me for a few days and we both found that we really liked it a lot. Already did the Empire State Building and Times Square so not sure what we will do this time. I know that I really want to find a really good bakery and a deli while there. Get some bagels, good Italian bread, maybe a few canoli's!

I called my insurance company (BoatUS) yesterday to have the coverage changed. The current coverage is for inland waters only so the new coverage will include the Bahamas, of course, at a much higher premium.

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Vessel Name: Walk A-Bout
Vessel Make/Model: 37' Endeavour
Hailing Port: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Crew: Bill and Cheryl Stewart
About: We left Silver Bay Minnesota August 2010, currently in Marathon Florida and hope to cross to the Bahamas soon.
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