Monday, June 30, 2008

South Nation River To Ottawa, Montral

0458 Depart Anchorage. 1015 Arrive Ottawa Lock One. Depart Lock Eight at 1250. Tour Ottawa with friends from Ottawa. Interview with Canadian Television 13. Cruised 35 miles and 8 locks. 82 degs and partly sunny.
Joe & Arvilla

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Carillon,Quebec To South Nation River, Ontario

0920 Depart Carillon Lock on the Ottawa River.
Visited the Chateau Montebello at Montebello, Quebec. It is reported to be the largest log structure in the world. It is very large and is now a hotel with hundreds of rooms. What a sight to see.
1620 Anchor on the South Nation River, 35 miles east of Ottawa. 67 degs and rain. Cruised 39 miles and one lock.
Joe & Arvilla

Friday, June 27, 2008

Contrecoeur, Quebec To Carillon, Quebec

Thursday, 0500 Departed anchorage on the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Seven hours lock delay at Saint Lambert lock and Saint Catherine Lock. 2045 Anchor south of Dorval, Quebec on the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Cruised 51 miles and two locks. 82 degs and partly sunny.
Friday, 0805 Depart anchorage. Stoped at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue lock and visit city. Arrived Carillon Lock 1615. 80 Degs and sunny. Cruised 41 miles and one lock.
Joe & Arvilla

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Saint Ours, Quebec To Contrecoeur, Quebec

0850 Depart Saint Ours.
1310 Arrive at anchorage on the Saint Lawrence Seaway near Contrecoeur, Quebec.
77 degs and sunny. Cruised 29 miles and one lock.
Joe and Arvilla

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Chambly,Quebec To Saint Ours,Quebec

1045 Depart Lock 3 wharf.
1500 Arrive Saint Ours Lock wharf. Tour fish ladder at damn.
78 degs with some rain and mostly sunny. Cruised 32 miles and 3 locks.
Joe & Arvilla

Monday, June 23, 2008

Saint-Jean, Quebec To Chambly, Quebec

Walk canal path for one hour. 1004 Dept Lock 9 wharf. 1300 Arrive Chambly, lock 3 wharf. Rain,73 deg. Toured town and Fort Chambly. Cruised 11 miles and 5 locks. Canal speed limit is 6.3 mph.
Joe & Arvilla

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Rouses Point,NY TO Saint-Jean,Quebec

0600 Depart Rouses Point anchorage.
0644 Depart Canadian Customs Wharf.
1045 Arrive dock at Saint-Jean Lock. Walk in town but too late for church but did find 3 catholic churches. 73 degs with some rain and sun. Cruised 25 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Saturday, June 21, 2008

South Burlington,VT To Rouses Point,NY

Sat,14 June, visit with Wesley and Patty Eldred, owners of LITTLE BITT, hull # 21 and celebrated our completion of the Great Loop as this is where we started from in 2003 when we purchased this boat.
Sun,15 June, visit with Jerry and Diane Hebda who purchased our former boat in 2003.
Mon,16 June, visit with Bill and Meda Lowell, former owners of this boat.
Tue, 17 June through Fri,20 June ordered and installed new alternator.
From our mooring ball next to Little Bitt's boat we enjoyed the beautiful scenery, especially the Adirondack Mountains to the west.
Sat, 21 June departed Shelburne Bay mooring at 0758.
1300 Arrived Rouses Point anchorage. 72 degs and mostly sunny. Cruised 39 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Friday, June 13, 2008

Vergennes,VT T0 South Burlington,VT

Depart City Dock at 1045 after a walk and cleaning boat.
1515 South Burlington where we purchased our boat in 2003. We are on a mooring next to our sister ship LITTLE BIT. 80 degs and mostly sunny. Cruised 27 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Whitehall,NY To Vergennes,VT

Depart City Dock 0600. Arrive Vergennes City Dock on Otter Creek, 7 miles off Lake Champlain at 1440. Took hour walk to see all the beautiful old homes. 72 degs and sunny. Cruised 60 miles and one lock.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Fort Edward,NY To Whitehall,NY

0700 Depart City Dock.
1120 Arrive Whitehall City Dock.
79 Degs at noon and sunny. Cruised 24 miles and 4 locks.
Joe & Arvilla

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mechanicaville,NY To Fort Edward,NY

0820 Depart city dock. Lock 3 was on emergency power due to power outage caused by the heat wave. 1410 Arrive Fort Edward City Dock. Four boats at the city dock and we all went out to dinner together. 96 degs and mostly sunny. Cruised 29 miles and 4 locks.
Joe & Arvilla

Monday, June 9, 2008

Waterford,Ny to Mechanicville,NY

We spent Saturday and Sunday in Waterford at the city dock. We visited with fellow loopers. There was a farmers market at the dock on Sunday. We took a walk on the old canal path and did laundry. Monday we departed Waterford at 0720. We arrived at Mechanicville city dock at 1000. 96 degs and sunny on our third day of the heat wave. Only cruised 9 miles on the Champlain Canal.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Saugerties,NY To Waterford,NY

1055 Depart anchorage after waiting for the tide to be rising. 1900 Arrive Waterford,NY. We are tied to a barge because the town dock is full. 75 degs and partly sunny today. Cruised 55 miles. When we approached the Troy lock early this evening we received a call that the police were doing a search....yes for a body. We went through the lock and have not heard if they found the body. What a weird feeling.
Joe & Arvilla

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Haverstraw,NY TO Saugerties,NY

0555 Depart Haverstraw Bay anchorage. 1445 Arrived Esopus Creek anchorage in Saugerties,NY. 76 degs and partly sunny. Beautiful Hudson river valley with many churches, monasteries, and convents. Cruised 66 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Nyack,NY To Haverstraw,NY

1100 Departed mooring and arrived at Haverstraw Bay anchorage at 1210. Cruised 8 miles. Rain and wind overnight 63 degs at 1200 and cloudy.
Joe & Arvilla

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Liberty Island State Park,NJ To Nyack,NY

0600 Depart Liberty Island anchorage. Beautiful view of New York sky line heading up the Hudson River. 1000 Arrive Nyack Yacht Club mooring. Shopped and filled water tank. 80 degs and sunny. Cruised 33 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Monday, June 2, 2008

Manasquan,NJ To Liberty State Park,NJ

0520 Depart Manasquan anchorage. Two to three foot swells on the Atlantic Ocean. 1200 Arrived at the Statue Of liberty and took pictures off the bow. 1235 Arrived Liberty State Park anchorage. 75 degs and sunny. Cruised 47 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Ventnor City,NJ To Manasquan,NJ

0635 Departed Ventnor City anchorage. 1715 Arrived Manasquan anchorage at The Glimmer Glass. 82 degs and mostly sunny. Cruised 70 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Video of Our Villa on the St. Croix River