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15 miles on the Erie Canal

June 18th, 2018 · No Comments · Musings, travel

This is the third day of our week on the Erie Canal… of those days was our 45th wedding anniversary.

To that end, I offer a version of a song about the canal by one of our favorite beloved folk singers.

It has been an exciting and fun experience to this point….other boaters and bikers offer friendly greetings and advice, town docks offer good services or maybe not many, and the relative distance from the hectic pace of the rest of the world seems well removed (although truth be told, it’s not removed at all).

We are renting a barge from Mid-lakes navigation.    Boats built with the non boater in mind….and that they are.   I’ll provide a more in depth review of the boat and company in a later post.

For tonight, just let me say that at 7 miles an hour (all the boat can do), and a canal speed limit of 10 mph……it is quite easy to understand how 15 miles a day was all that was possible!

Postscript:    A better connection was never really had so that I could post more often.

Please find an article I wrote here, at GoNomad, for more about our trip and more pictures!





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