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

May 25, 2017

May 24 - Last Day on the Erie Canal

Baldwinsville Free Town Dock

“It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit." —Unknown
Brewerton, NY
We left Sylvan Beach this morning. The first 20 miles were across Oneida Lake. It was a smooth trip although the wind did pick up a little. We went through Brewerton, were we spent a few weeks on our first trip up the Erie Canal in 2012. That year we rented a car to did a little sight seeing before we headed home for the birth of our first Grandwonder. Today we cruised straight by remembering our time here. 

We went through our last two locks on the Erie and docked in Baldwinsville at their beautiful free town dock. The whole town is pretty and the canal runs right through downtown with lots of restaurants and shops along the bank. We arrived in time to have a late lunch and do a little browsing in a few of the shops. We thought we might be the only cruisers going this way, but three other boats joined us this evening. Baldwinsville is a nice relaxing stop and could be a nice place to stay for awhile, but we are only two days away from Ithaca, so we'll move on tomorrow.

Areal view of of Lock 24, the free dock and part of Baldwinsville. We had lunch at the blue building on the left above the bridge
Typical scenery today...there were homes along the river in some areas
Looking across Lock 24 at the town dock
Our view at lunch. The river is flowing very fast, there is a lot of water up stream
Lunch in town...the view was nice and the beer was cold. The rest wasn't much. 
A street in Baldwinsville along the canal
Looking across the Seneca River from our boat
Looking east to Lock 24 and Baldwinsville
Our home for the night
Thanks for reading our blog and spending part of your day with us. The Pearl is also on Facebook - stop by and say hi or follow us on Instragram or Google+.

No comments:

Post a Comment