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The hard part is over.... I think
09/20/2009, Catskill NY

I can't believe the week went by so fast. We arrived in Catskill about 2:30 on Saturday afternoon. I was not planning being here until Sunday night.
We had spent Friday night at the #2 Gate Guard in Waterford and made quick trip though the flight of 5 locks. Starting down the Hudson River our SOG (speed over ground) was over 7.7 knots but that didn't last long as the tide reversed. By the time we got to Catskill we were bearly doing 4.8 knots.
Rick and Jim will be with me until around noon today. We have a 9 am appt. to get the masts back up.
I'll have a few days to get the boat cleaned and rigged and maybe a project or two before Beckie arrives next weekend.
Now that I have internet, I'll get some pictures posted and catch you up on the canal trip later today

Sodus to Oswego
09/13/2009, Oswego Marina

The boat is safely tied up at the Oswego Marina awaiting the next crew.
We left Oak Park Marina at 7 am on the 12th of September and arrived in Oswego at 11:30 am after an uneventful motorboat ride to Oswego. It started out nice enough but the last 6 miles gave us some concern. The waves started to build. With the balance of the boat a little off, every time we heard the 2x4's creaking we just looked up and prayed - "just a little while longer - just stay on the boat". Luckily the supports for the masts held up (I knew they would....wink wink).
We spent the day getting ready for the canal. Beckie had one more miracle in her. She was able to put all my clothes away. I tend to over pack anytime I go away. But she able to find a place to stash everything.
Today we shopped for fresh foods. Tomorrow we pick up Edward and Susan at the airport and drive to Oswego for an early Tuesday morning start thru the 1st lock.

09/14/2009 | Debbie Keskula
Glad to hear you made it safely to Oswego. There always has to be some excitement in a new adventure...glad your 2 X 4s held up :)
09/14/2009 | Brian Richards
Alan, just want to wish you luck and a safe and exciting voyage.
09/15/2009 | Charles Phillips
Alan and Becky, Thanks for coming to my party
09/21/2009 | Mom & Dad
good luck pictures where great
Busy Busy Busy & SPOT Link
09/09/2009, Sill in Sodus

The boat is back in the water and is almost ready to go. We'll probably leave early Saturday morning.
Everyone asked me for the Spot Address, so here it is.
Just click on this link and it should take you my SPOT shared page.
Once there - add it to your favorites..... so you don't forget me.

Your text to link...
I'll be turning it on when we leave. If you can't get it work ,let me know and I'll tutor you on how to use your computer......
You can also click on the position link on the right side of this page. It will bring up GOOGLE Earth. It Probably won't be updated as often though.

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