|Sign in is on the honor system; you fill out the form, put $30 in the envelope with form
and drop in the locked box. FREE wifi code is on the pamphlet with all the info on businesses you can walk to from here
|Kia Mae, Bad Habit & Lab Partners at Scotia Docks
|a girl has to do what a girl has to do ...
once we dock, she is the first priority
|wonderful grass amphitheater; Free concerts on Wednesday nights in the summer
|Couple of the Show Team members out for a spin Wednesday night
|Someone has to keep an eye out
|working barge being pushed by a tug
|Canal Tug pushing a working barge
|Beautiful setting by a large park
|Restaurant with outdoor sitting only was very nice
|Very nice 911 Memorial with a piece of the World Trade Center at the center
|Lab Partners to the left
|Lab Partners leaving Amsterdam
Kia Mae staying a bit longer & took our pic for us
|Looking back to a filled lock as we leave
|Looking back on a filled lock as another boat approaches
he must wait for us to leave the lock, the lock to empty to his level and then he came come in & start the rise to continue
|just one of the many friendly lockmasters
|dam by the lock
|look at the control panel to operate the lock at this end
|It isn't the Hudson, but it is pretty on a nice day.
|Yellow boom across the river stopping ALL traffic
|Rubber ducks were set out to watch them "race" across ???? WTF
|Friends on Day Dream allowed us to raft up until we could figure room to get docked
|Boats waiting for the "race" to end can only idle about until all is cleared again
the river was closed for 3+ hours
|Once the river opened, boats moved on and we could jockey about to get a spot on the
FREE floating dock with FREE power!
|An Amish man came by horse and buggy to fish at the canal/river edge
Time to move on, but there are a lot of boats here and we have a boat rafted to us. That means we cannot go until they go. Of the 16 or so boats here this morning, all but 5 are gone. We leave with a group of 3; a boat we do not know and the boat that was rafted to us, Amika. The owners of Amika are a Swedish couple who bought the boat in Florida and are doing the loop in her. They are quite a fun and interesting couple. Hope to catch up to them again.
|Kia Mae leaving a lock behind us
|Kim, on Kia Mae, has it made
|one of the original dam spill overs
|Sailboat leaving a lock behind us
|every section has lots of debris floating
|dam where the Mohawk River joins back up with the canal
|Flood gates are lowered to control the water
they are up & out of the way until it floods
|Lab Partners passing St Johnsville
Photo courtesy of Pharm Life
|Cally & I waiting in the shade for the next lock to be ready for us
|boats tied to the lock approach walls waiting for the lock to become available
|2 Boats ahead leaving a lock
|Sailboat behind us with a family of 4
|the 2 boats in front STOP ... WTF ... see the log to the right by the lockmaster
|Lockmaster has all under control for us to move on freely
|scenery changes at every turn it seems
|just around this bend ... will we have a slip or not???
or, will we have to move on further???
|Front porch was added to the terminal building in the reno
|SO, SO pretty and much quieter than the last 3 stops
no train whistles
|Park setting by the docks for Cally to play
|looking back at the terminal building
|Note, this time we are lower than the wall so Callys ramp is actually OVER the handrail
she comes on board on the " 2nd level"
|The spots for the buoys are marked along the canal sides.
Sometime it is a sign, sometimes a large painted rock and other times it is both.
|Buddy Boat, Firestorm, on the other side of the canal from us
we can walk across the top of the lock doors to go see them
|Park by the lock ... Lab Partners to the right
|Park with pavillion
|a boat in the lock after we came thru and docked
she will rise up to our water level and then go past us
|lock doors closed; lock master ready to fill the lock
|View from the lock back to Lab Partners, right, and Firestorm, left