We are at the Schenectady Yacht Club. It reminds me of the Hempstead Harbor Club that my parents belonged to when I was young. It is a bunch of floating docks and a couple of buildings. We asked about a bar and restaurant when we called them and they said, no, we don’t have one. We will give you a beer but we can’t sell you a bear! As a point of reference for my
I have not blogged for the last couple of days as nothing much has happened, just more watching paint dry with one exception. As we were transiting
Everywhere we go there are signs of the bad economy. The locals in every town mention how business is down; the marinas tell us that the number of transient boats is way down this year. We went thru one lock where we were the only boat to transit the entire day – and this is high season.
Congratulations to my brother Ace on his 65th birthday last Saturday the 22nd. He is now firmly in the grips of the government dole! I guess it is time for him to join AARP and become a Democrat. He also retires from the bank this next Thursday.
Our plan over the next couple of days is to finish the Eire Canal today and then overnight before transiting the “Federal Lock” that leads into the Hudson River. I intend to do some preparatory work on the mast, then down to the Castleton Boat Club. This is “the” place on the east end of the canal where everyone puts up or takes down their masts. Once we have put the mast back up – a much shorter process than the two days it took us to take it down and build the supports - we will head down the Hudson River for New York and an in person reunion with my brother and sister-in-law Ace and Sally. Of course, since I saw them at EAA a couple of weeks ago after not seeing them for several years it will no quite be the same. Jerry will jump off at some point after we get Reboot back together and head home to attend to other things. I believe he will then be doing a transit with friends to the
My plan is to muck around in Long Island Sound for much of the month of September. I will visit Glen Head where I grew up. I also plan on visiting my parents’ graves at
In the small world department the Dockmaster at SYC is from