|Vessel Make/Model:||Bristol 41|
|Hailing Port:||Rochester, NY|
|Crew:||Moby & Caroline Burton|
Imagine doing “the Great Loop”down the Mississippi, to the Gulf of Mexico… to the West coast of Florida, around Key West. North up the Keys to the intercoastal; up to the Atlantic Coast and the intercoastal to NYC and up the Hudson to the Great Lakes…..BY CANOE!
To even get into the locks, you are dodging floating logs, small trees, dead fish. Then, once in, the water comes shooting into the canal lock as powerful gates close behind you. Hook your pole onto one of the hanging ropes at the bow and another at the stern and hang on for the ride. The idea is [...]
Before we could set off on our next adventure, we needed to de-step the mast. In preparation, Moby and I had already removed the boom and removed and folded up our mainsail and jib, which is no trivial exercise.
Phil saved the day. We decided that we really needed a third pair of hands to make it through the 30 locks of the Erie Canal system. When Moby broached the subject with Phil Dery and told him it would probably require a week of his time, Phil’s immediate response was “Sure! I can do that. Sounds [...]
Starting on the home stretch.
Central Park much prettier than I'd imagined