|Phoenix NY after a thunderstorm|
Our weekend in Phoenix NY was well spent on the town wall – free tie up & 15 amp electricity! We were there with Sanctuary, Southern Cross and Moon Shadow!! Always a good time! A walk through the village revealed hidden treasures…including 3 different churches within walking distance.
|The Lower Place, town wall, Phoenix NY|
Sunday morning Charlie & I walked to the First United Methodist Church – they had a service at 8:45! We were received with open arms and big smiles and oh, the beautiful music! We both received such a blessing and were so happy to share in their service. The others split up and covered the 2 other churches…loopers all over the place!
The Lower Place needed some attention “on the bottom” – normal maintenance, but not something we are qualified to do. By 12:30 Sunday afternoon “Jay the SCUBA diver” was gearing up to go under. After months in salt water the “growth and gross” needed to come off. Over 2 hours later Jay (literally) came up for air…as we were saying on land…Charlie’s bottom was scraped clean! Boating humor!!
|Our buddy boats in Lock 1 - ummm...anyone read a weather report?|
While Jay was taking care of The Lower Place our buddy boats decided to tackle the Oswego Canal and traverse locks 1 – 7. They tied to the lock wall before lock 8 –the last lock before Lake Ontario – for the night. Charlie & I stayed in Phoenix, tied to the wall safe & sound! Thunder, lightening, sheets of rain & dropping temps made me VERY happy to be sitting still (with a clean bottom!).
|Oswego Canal, Monday 6-26-2017|
Monday morning brought clear skies & 56° for a 7:00 AM departure. We were the only boat on the canal and each lock master called ahead to announce our time to the next lock – WONDERFUL!! By 10:30AM we completed the Oswego Canal and had Lake Ontario straight ahead! WOW!!!!
|Top of Lock 8-Oswego Canal! Lake Ontario straight ahead!|
Unlike our buddy boats, who crossed Lake Ontario & went directly to Canada…we took a side trip – in true Lower Place fashion. By 3:30PM we were docked in Sackets HarborNY!! A wonderful village established in 1801 and very instrumental in the War of 1812…and just happens to be where I spent the Christmas of 1985!!! They are currently experiencing extreme flooding & only 1 marina had a floating dock available – that’s fine with me, the last time I was here there was 100” of snow on the ground!! I’m looking forward to walking into town & seeing all the quaint shops & friendly people!!! Oddly enough, the first boaters we met are from Florida & Tennessee…they’ve been here for 27 years!! This could be a sign!!
|Waterfront condos-blue barrels designate submerged docks. Wait...is that a COW?!?|
The weather is gorgeous today (Monday) but Tuesday doesn’t look so promising OR consistent – each weather app has a different forecast. So who knows how long we will be here…maybe 27 years?
Even if your Monday is over by the time this is read…make today a super fantastic day!!
|Lake Ontario - doesn't get flatter than this!|