Wednesday September 5, 2012
We’re nearing the end of our journey here on the Erie Canal and so far have 28 locks under our belt. Â We’re becoming pro’s at them now, and in addition to now grabbing all the lines with ease I’m also able to kill the gigantic spider that seems to fall from every line with just one stab from my boat hook. Â New York arachnids beware. Â Last night we picked the lock we’d be spending the night at solely based on it’s proximity to a Dominoes since they were running a special for the holiday week. Â We may have had to walk through some not so nice areas to get to the outskirts of Amsterdam but we left with our stomachs full of cheesy goodness and enough for leftovers. Â That night we were treated to trains howling by only a few hundred feet from our boat and even ear plugs could shut them out. Â Today we ended at Lock 7 and should be done with the canal tomorrow. Â On our way here we were able to watch the scenery change from flat land to rolling hills to rocky cliffs all in two days. Â Since there’s not much to report on I’ll just leave a recap of the past few days in photos.