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June 18th 2013
Published: June 18th 2013
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We had a lovely day on the water yesterday.

We traveled for 10 hours and covered 85 miles including transiting through three locks. We had a two knot current pushing us so that helped our speed. Not too much wait time, 40 minute at the Iroquois lock, a half hour at the Eisenhower lock but the doors were open and waiting for us at the Snell lock. It was 7:00 PM so we were happy to be breezing through. We tied up at the Pleasure Craft dock at the bottom of the lock for the night. Nice and peaceful only one ship came through in the night. I could not blog because my Canadian Service Provider does not work in the US. Our cell phone was not available either, we should be back in communication tonight.

The scenery through the Thousand Island is absolutely beautiful with gorgeous big homes and castle like mansions. We were fortunate to see the Tall Ships fleet sail past us as they came out of Brockville on their way to Alexandria Bay. They were motoring since winds were light. What a great parade! We even saw the Fair Jeanne, Peggy! The traffic is light, we only encountered two freighter ships.

The wildlife increased with swans, mergansers and their brood, kingfishers, blue herons, loons and of course cormorants. We even had a beaver visit us while we were at the dock. The weather is improving with only a short light rain and partly sunny skies.

All is going well and we are enjoying the peaceful cruising life once again.

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Cottage on an IslandCottage on an Island
Cottage on an Island

Thousand Island cottage
Tall ShipTall Ship
Tall Ship

Not enough wind for saling
Fair JeanneFair Jeanne
Fair Jeanne

Peggy and Bob's friend
Under sailUnder sail
Under sail

This one found the wind
Calm dayCalm day
Calm day

The St Lawrence is a great river
Snell LockSnell Lock
Snell Lock

North Star's new solar panels

18th June 2013

Such a Life!
Great pics today of those marvellous houses and the tall ships. Can't "save" any pics though....they come up blank. Will have to get a few when you get back to NL. Smooth sailing. Love, R
19th June 2013

Such a Life
Yes it is a nice life cruising along with new challenges at every turn.
18th June 2013

Great photo's again.
Looks and sounds like a very enjoyable & interesting cruise so far. Thanks for the Fare Jean photo's as well. A great captain at the helm. By the way was the banana bread baked in the center? Looking forward to tomorrows story. Love, Peg xo

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