Sailing Painkiller

Well we left Fairport around 10 am headed to Lyons. We went about 7 miles to our first lock for the day. Lock 30. We have gone through 4 locks now,...

Have you noticed a theme that all the towns along the Erie Canal are called “something PORT” It all gets so confusing which town is which after awhile. Well, remember I...

We left this morning from Medina. Before we left we had a boat job to do that we must do periodically. We had to pump out the head. Luckily there was...

We made it fairly close to Medina and had to go under the Prospect Street Lift Bridge in Medina before we got to the wall to tie up. This particular bridge...

Coming into Lockport we had to go under our first lift bridge, pictured above. The bridge clearance is 3 feet in the closed position and 16 feet 6 inches in the...

Goodbye Buffalo! We will not miss you! We have never been so glad to leave a marina after all the rocking and rolling at Erie Basin Marina. We are happy to...

After the big morning storm, we headed over to RCR Yachts to have the mast removed around 8 am. Everything on the boat was soaking wet and it was still drizzling...

After the welcome by the Coast Guard, we settled into the Erie Basin Marina in Buffalo. We had already heard from our friends Dwight and Kay that this marina was extremely...

Disclaimer: We are currently in Buffalo, NY. I am behind on posting to our blog. This blog post is in real time on August 9th. Additional posts will cover from Lexington...

Dunkirk Yacht Club has to be without a doubt the friendliest bunch of people we have encountered so far on our journey. We had a beautiful sail from Erie, PA to...