From Waterford to Whitehall—history lessons

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

To Waterford, NY—the crossroads

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

4/5/18-4/6/18 Alligator River to Elizabeth City to the Dismal Swamp

Below shows our routes over the past and next few days, from Albermarle Sound to Elizabeth City, through the Dismal Swamp on up to Norfolk. It was a short trip, thank God, to Elizabeth City from Alligator River across the Albermarle Sound (named for the Duke of Albermarle, if you care). We had fairly good … Continue reading 4/5/18-4/6/18 Alligator River to Elizabeth City to the Dismal Swamp