Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cruising up the Napanee River

We decided to take SeaMorr from Picton to Napanee on the May long weekend. We traveled up the river and stayed at the municipal docks on Saturday evening. It was amazing how many people are drawn to the river in downtown Napanee...burgers on the flybridge and 85 degree weather!

Monday, May 17, 2010

May 16th - our first lock along the Flight to Oswego

Our first attempt at locking the 29 locks from Troy NY to Oswego NY...we didn't have any issues and it was easier locking through than we thought. We met WhyKnot as well as two individuals (78 and 68) who had taken their 18' Cobalt through all the locks (except for this last segment) on our journey.

The highlight of the trip was definitely when the Cobalt decided that they would attempt to pass us on our starboard side...the waves were larger than they anticipated and the 78 year old captain throttled through the wake in order to pass us...we met up with them again around 3:00pm after they had their afternoon nap.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Picking up SeaMorr in Marlboro NY

On May 14th, four set out from Syracuse to Poughkeepsie by train in order to bring SeaMorr back to Picton. The four hour train trip allowed us to discuss the trip and more importantly get the final details on the menu planned. Dan was late for our initial meeting, so Kenn, Chris and Cam voted that Dan would be head chef...a great choice on our part.

Departing Marlboro at 5:30am along the Hudson River a wind-less calm that would begin our journey north.

We would journey north to Waterford NY where we would tie up the municipal docks at 6:00pm.....

...but before we reached Waterford, we spent several hours at Coeyman's trying to get parts that were ordered two weeks before our journey....

Monday, May 10, 2010


Kim & I took the P101 course....we passed (I got second place on the exam...again) and we are ready for SeaMorr.

Hey Chaz, Here is your neighbor....