Erie Canal

Locks 11, 12, 13


From our dock at Amsterdam, NY

($1/foot all incl. for those interested, internet – meh!)

to our evening location at Canajaharie

(free docking with electricity and water

and encouragement to support local businesses which we did happily.

Peruzzis’ Deli was a great find.

Polish sausage and horseradish pickles with cocktails for Happy Hour!

Thank you, thank you Mr. Peruzzi!


We travelled through the beautifull raw wilderness of the Mohawk River yet again,

another 24 nautical miles covered.

Every now and again,

we could feel the water vibrating under R.E.D.’s belly from a passing train

…and see signs of human invasion

peeking through the trees…





…and into every boater’s life,

repairs will fall …


…our little galley faucet,
the one where I can wash one hand at a time,
stopped functioning…
While I ‘manned’ the helm,
Captain pulled out his tools
and repaired it.

…one hand washed…

…two hands washed.