Erie Canal – To Herkimer, NY – 6/8/06

Five more locks and another 26 miles brought us to Herkimer. Herkimer was our last mail drop until we arrive in Charlevoix. We took a cab to the Herkimer Diamond Mines to hunt for gems in the 2 mines they have. We came back with 2 large rocks that look…

Erie Canal – To Herkimer, NY – 6/8/06

Five more locks and another 26 miles brought us to Herkimer. Herkimer was our last mail drop until we arrive in Charlevoix. We took a cab to the Herkimer Diamond Mines to hunt for gems in the 2 mines they have. We came back with 2 large rocks that look…

Erie Canal – To Canajoharie, NY – 6/7/06

Canajoharie was a 23 mile, 2 lock move in the rain. The canal has free docks, or walls, all along the river. Most don’t have power or any services, but when it is free one cannot complain. Canajoharie is the home of Beech-Nut Gum and a rather nice smal…

Erie Canal – To Canajoharie, NY – 6/7/06

Canajoharie was a 23 mile, 2 lock move in the rain. The canal has free docks, or walls, all along the river. Most don’t have power or any services, but when it is free one cannot complain. Canajoharie is the home of Beech-Nut Gum and a rather nice smal…

Erie Canal – To Amsterdam, NY – 6/6/06

Up until Memorial Day weekend we had only had about 5 days of rainy weather the whole trip. Since we arrived in Waterford and the start of the Erie Canal it has rained about 9 days straight, with only one afternoon of sunshine today, making it seem mor…

Erie Canal – To Amsterdam, NY – 6/6/06

Up until Memorial Day weekend we had only had about 5 days of rainy weather the whole trip. Since we arrived in Waterford and the start of the Erie Canal it has rained about 9 days straight, with only one afternoon of sunshine today, making it seem mor…

The Chief of Vatulele

Slideshow Fiji 2005 True to his word, the chief of Vatulele showed up on the beach this morning ahead of schedule to give us a tour of the lagoons where the sacred red prawns live. We gave him a dinghy … Continue reading