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04 October 2018
Today was another long but rewarding day, we are currently in Mechanicville NY tied up to their sea wall for the night. This is a great spot, to encourage transient boaters to stop and support the local merchants they offer free overnight docking, free pump out and electricity for a max of 2 days. It is a great facility right in the middle of town, I can't help but think there are a few towns along the Ottawa River who could take a lesson from this.

We arose at 6:15 this morning to be ready for the first lock at 7:00 a.m. and managed to transit 8 locks and cover 45 miles before calling it a day at 4:15 p.m. For the most part the lock masters are very friendly and we had a tiring but enjoyable day. Heavy rain showers were predicted to hit the area but we managed to stay dry as we remained in front of the system all day. Hard to believe you can out run weather at 6 knots.

Yesterday I mentioned that we had spent the last two weeks jumping through hoops prior to our departure. However all this wouldn't be possible without the support and help of good friends and family. As an example we made and cancelled (due to insurance delays) 3 appointments to have the mast dropped and each time guys were willing to reschedule to help at short notice. From cutting the lawn, to surveying the boat, to de rigging,preparing food, and consulting you know who you are and we say THANKS.

Today's picture is of a small creek in Mechanicville
Vessel Name: Dagny
Vessel Make/Model: Sabre 402
Hailing Port: South Lancaster On
Crew: Allan Gray and Bev Bethune
About: Allan is a retired Montreal Air Traffic Controller and Bev is a retired Elementary School Principal.
Extra: After many years of local cruising and Etchells racing we are living our dream of sailing to the Bahamas. Allan enjoys golfing, cycling and skiing. Bev is an active cyclist, runner, aerobics participant and cross country skier.
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Who: Allan Gray and Bev Bethune
Port: South Lancaster On