I’ve just returned from helping deliver a boat from Platsville New York to Toronto Canada. We navigated .Lake Champlain, the Eire Canal, the Hudson River, Lake Onieda, the Mohawk River and finally across Lake Ontario. We were blessed with good weather for most of the trip, but the final leg across Ontario was definitely on the chilly side.
I had a few firsts, including baking Chocolate chip cookies in the middle of Lake Ontario.The locks on the Eire were a bit forbidding for someone used to the somewhat smaller locks in Ireland, but we soon got the hang of them. We had a few frazzled nerves in a couple of places, but generally the trip went off according to plan.
The one thing that I would really like to note was the friendliness of the people of New York State. Everywhere we went the people were lovely and went out of their way to help us, whether it was in the Rochester Yacht club, the lock keepers on the canal, the cashier in the supermarket in Waterford or the on-duty personnel at the Red Neck boat club on the canal. Everyone was .helpful and had a smile on their face. For me, it was the highlight of the trip.