Monthly Archives: May 2014

AFEICA HELD HOSTAGE BY NYCS

The two boats got through Locks 21 and 22. Thank you, thank you Mister Superintendent. After leaving Lock 22 John picked up his speed and headed out into Oneida Lake. He was going to make his 0705 flight in the … Continue reading

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ROME, NEW YORK

At 0630 on Thursday, May 15th AFEICA and Our Time cast off our lines and continued our journey west along the Erie Canal. We had not seen any other boat traffic going up or down along the way. Brian and … Continue reading

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WATERFORD, NEW YORK – “FLIGHT OF FIVE”

The Locks at this time of year are only open from 0700 to 1700. I believe that changes after the Memorial Holiday weekend. We were in good shape as we were the first boat lined up to enter the lock … Continue reading

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SAILBOAT RIGGER ON MY RESUME?

The Hudson River Valley has some very beautiful scenery. It was lovely going through the mountains. We passed West Point Academy and on the Stadium roof they had written in block letters “Beat Air Force” when AFEICA passed going south … Continue reading

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CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY TO SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK

We had the anchor up and left Reedy Island by 0630. There is still a chill in the air in the morning so in addition to our regular clothing, we are both in hats, gloves, socks and usually 2 jackets, … Continue reading

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CRABPOTS!

They’re everywhere, they’re everywhere! Fish trap areas and structures, crab pots, lobster traps and fishing boats and oyster beds. I don’t know how anyone can pleasure boat in the Chesapeake Bay. It is next to impossible to navigate without two … Continue reading

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NORTH ALONG THE INTERCOASTAL WATERWAY

As I start to write this post we are crossing the Chesapeake Bay and headed to Deltaville, VA to Fishing Bay. We have completed the 1095 mile journey up the Intercostal Waterway. Well, not actually 1095 miles because we entered the Florida mainland … Continue reading

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