August 2, 2013

LAKE CHAMPLAIN to CATSKILL, NY (July 30 - Aug. 2, 2013)


Busy month of July ! After purchasing our boat in June, we finally boarded her on July 2nd with 200 pounds of tools, galley essentials and a few clothes. On July 4th, while sitting on deck, we saw 7 firework shows around Malletts Bay. As much as we wanted to stay on the boat, we had prior
family commitments so off we went to Montreal & Shediac, New Brunswick to celebrate my Mother's 80th birthday.

Back on the boat in mid July, we set off to stay the night at Spoon Bay on Valcour Island with some friends from Montreal. We were awaken at 1am by 40kt gusts. Oh joy ! Our anchor held however we were too close to shore for comfort. Off we went to the lee side of the island and got some sleep.
My friends did great! I'm sure glad we didn't scare them away.

At the end of July, we took our mast down for our trip south thru the Champlain canal & Hudson River. There were a total of 12 locks we went thru. I was quite impressed thru the first lock as it was my first time ever !


Tim & I were very grateful that the previous owner of our boat, Randy, helped us thru the de-masting process, going thru the locks and stepping the mast. Honestly, the whole process went extremely well, only just a very few minor issues.

Our next stop will be New York City !

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