Sat, Aug 19, Phoenix Wall to Winter Harbor Marina, Brewerton
The 6 of us enjoyed breakfast on the docks with service from the Brats. We were joined by Kathy, the founder of the Brats program and Mike Lattimore, who also oversees the program. We finished our travels for this year by going thru lock 23 on the Erie Canal and arriving just outside Oneida Lake, ending in Brewerton, Winter Harbor Marina.
We spent the next 5 days preparing the boat for winter storage. Tom proceeded to wash the boat, top to bottom, hard top, flybridge, sides, gunwales, decks, fenders, eisenglasss and anything else that needed it. Engines and systems needed oil change and filter changes. The inside also needed cleaning, organizing, purging, and storing for winter. The car was packed-to the top and even a carrier on top, as we are also bringing home items packed from Florida. The boat was hauled early Friday morning, power washed and blocked.
We greatly enjoyed year 3 of the Great Loop. The food, the cities, the people in Canada were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Boating on the canals was an experience like none other-78 locks too. We look forward to next year to continue the experience!!
Greek's Folly's winter home, in doors and heated
Huge buildings, with immaculately clean surroundings
I think probably the cleanest marina we have ever been too.
Nice people also.
Cleaned and oil changed ready to go...
to be pulled out of the water to end another season
Be back next spring to head back to Canada and the
Trent-Severn Canal, Georgian Bay and the North Channel.
Thanks for following our blog. Be safe, see you next spring.