"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

May 14, 2017

May 13 - Waterford, NY

Waterford Canal Welcome Center
1 Lock - Up 14'

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

We traveled in the rain all day Saturday (65 miles) to get to Waterford. Waterford sits at the beginning of the Erie Canal and the Champlain Canal. It's a small charming town that really caters to the boaters transcending the canals. The people are friendly and go out of their way to make sure your stay is comfortable. The town dock is filling up...with boaters waiting for the canals to open. We lucked out and squeezed into a spot between the Visitors Center's canal barge and a large catamaran. We are front and center for all the festivities that will be taking place this next week. Sometimes it's nice to be little. 

We've traveled 506 miles in the past five days, three days where very cold, so now we'll sit here in Waterford for the next 7-8 days relaxing, exploring and visiting with other boater. We're looking forward to the down time.

It was too rainy to take any pictures of the river or our arrival in Waterford, but here are a few pictures taken on Sunday.
The Pearl on the wall in Waterford
The Waterford Canal Welcome Center...right outside our door
The our view from the flybridge
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