Hello friends and family!
This will be a shorter than normal post as today we made it back to Chattanooga and we are so tired we can barely think straight! Yesterday, we woke up around 6:45am which put us a little behind on time getting to the first lock around 7:45, however, the first couple of locks yesterday were actually on the smaller side and the last couple actually went down rather than up which allowed us to gain some time. After making it through the locks the canal quickly opened up into Oneida Lake which we had to cross in its entirety. During the last hour of the crossing we ran into a mild storm that had us really pushing for the finish line. When we reached Ess-Kay Yards in Brewerton, New York just north of Syracuse, it was pouring rain while we were tying the boat off. Once Dad ran inside to talk with the marina owners we figured out what time we needed to wake up for our 6:30am flight and then quickly went to bed. This morning we flew out of the Syracuse Airport with a connection through Atlanta. We plan to upload a better conclusion to this trip either later today or tomorrow. We can both sleep better tonight knowing that the boat is at Ess-Kay and that no time was wasted. Thank you to everyone who has keeping track of our progress and has pushed us along the way. I am also looking forward to providing lots of pictures from this leg of the trip in the next post.
– Written by Jackson