We spent 3 pretty wonderful days in Quebec City. This is a magical place--established in the early 1600's by Champlain, and the birthplace of French settlement in the New World. We moored in and spent most of our time in or near the walled Old City. This city is so picturesque it hurts. Wherever you … Continue reading Quebec City and now upriver
I'm sorry. I really can't write about our carefree travels through Canada, while reading about and listening to the stories of what the country I happened to be lucky enough to be born into is doing. I'm appalled, sickened, sad, and angry. I've seen the images and listened to the sounds (taken in secret, of … Continue reading No Posting about trip today
I last wrote from Chambly, Quebec, a charming little town only 14 miles from Montreal that seemed more like it was 100. We ended up staying there 5 nights for various reasons. One is that our friend, Bill Hauser, who we haven't seen for several years, drove up from Boston to join us for almost … Continue reading Riding the St Lawrence Seaway to Quebec City
We left Rause's Point at about 9 AM on Saturday AM, and a few minutes later crossed into Canada. I was too busy putting away lines and fenders to notice, but David said there was a small buoy in the center of the Richelieu River informing him of the borders location. A few minutes later, … Continue reading O Canada—finally!
This will be a short blog, because we've only done one voyage since leaving Whitehall and heading up Lake Champlain to Burlington. Let me make this clear--we love Burlington. It is such a FUN town. Reminds us a lot of Seattle and/or Portland, including thinking they have the corner on "weirdness" There is one big … Continue reading Burlington, Vermont
We awoke to rain the morning we left Waterford; as a result we weren't motivated to get going early. We only had 40 miles to go, but six locks to get through, and that makes for slow going. We also were a bit worried about our "air draft"--how much Golden sticks up from the water--because … Continue reading From Waterford to Whitehall—history lessons
We left Half Moon Bay at about 10 AM, because we didn't plan to go far. On the way, we saw West Point from the water (this is the same day and time that our friends were taking OUR picture from West Point!): And Bannerman Castle, constructed in the early 1900's by Francis Bannerman, a … Continue reading To Waterford, NY—the crossroads