Hudson River Albany headed to Erie Canal

After we left Catskills, we decided to head up towards Albany. What beautiful scenery we had.  This route is just lovely. I enjoyed sitting on the bow taking photos. The Hudson river is so picturesque. We had a few spells with the power boats going by and plowing past us giving us a bad wake.  But for the most part other boaters slowed down.

 

The hills of New York are awesome.  Sure does look like a lot of yard mowing.

IMGP7168

 

This was a pretty lighthouse we passed. I wonder if some one lives here. I see a dock & picnic table.

 

IMGP7177

 

This barge is getting loaded up; then a tow will move it to its new location.

 

IMGP7182

 

I just had to zoom in. I thought that they might have a green house on top of this.  There sure was; but not the type I was thinking of.

 

IMGP7187

 

People should remember they are responsible for there wake.  Some people always have a camera in hand so they know who causes the damage. Thank goodness nothing happened to our mast.  We also are power boaters; so I understand the need for speed.  But I always try to watch our wake. Enough complaining…

 

IMGP7213IMGP7214IMGP7215

 

We had to stop briefly to let this tow turn his barge around in the river. Then we saw another one behind him. Sure is a busy river at times.

 

IMGP7232

 

This crane was so big that they had a tug pulling it and a tug pushing it.

 

IMGP7244

 

This crane can lift some heavy loads.  We think he is going down stream to help with a big bridge that is being built across the Hudson.

IMGP7241

 

Here is a picture of a park in the city of Albany as we cruised by.

IMGP7269

 

Another picture of Albany.

IMGP7267

 

See the front of the mast making it under the railroad track bridge.

 

IMGP7278

 

We found an anchorage just north of Albany. I wonder if these Canadian Geese have to have a passport too. LOL

IMGP7284

 

We had a bumpy night with storms passing through. We had tornado warnings . My weather alert on my phone went off all night long. Bryce and I stood on the bow for a while looking at the dark clouds roll in. But it ended up we just had wind & thunderstorms. Thank goodness.   The following afternoon we headed up to Scotia.

Here is a picture of a boat we took as we  passed through Troy. It was a pretty city from the water.

IMGP7297

 

The light just was not right for this photo but I took it anyways. The statue of Helen of Troy was pretty.

 

IMGP7305

 

This is a picture of an interesting bridge in Troy.

IMGP7313

 

Shorty after Troy we came upon our first lock. It called the Federal Lock  or Troy lock.  This is the dam next to the lock.

IMGP7320

 

This lock is much smaller then the locks on the Mississippi.

IMGP7330

 

This lock had pipes to tie my line around. Bryce is up on the bow with the stick to keep the mast from hitting the wall.  This picture is looking toward the rear of the lock.

IMGP7333

 

The view just keeps getting better.  Looking forward in the lock.

IMGP7336

 

It was long we came upon our turn near Waterford when out of the blue we were at lock E-2.  This picture shows a fork in the road.  Right takes you toward Montreal, left toward Erie (where we are headed).

IMGP7346

 

This is where the Erie Canal starts. It begins with lock E-2.  Apparently they don’t have a E-1. Not sure why.  The next 5 locks are close together and take us up 150 feet.

IMGP7353

 

As we approached the lock at lock E-3 we had tourists watching the sailboat (Beauty) in the lock. I waved and ended up talking to them. It was kind of fun.

IMGP7361

 

This lock had lines to hold.  I am not a fan of them but you do what you have to.  After having a few upsetting words with Bryce who wasn’t my best friend at the time.  A shot of Goldschlager helped me get through a total of 8 locks that day.

IMGP7366

 

We looked at Active Captain and we headed into Scotia. They have slips for 20 dollars a night; 30 with electric.

IMG_3585

 

The winds were blowing pretty heavy; nearing 20 knots. As we pulled up to a slip, a young man came over from his boat to give us a helping hand. After we settled in, we had Dave & Donna over for drinks before we left for dinner.   They are good people too.

IMG_3587

 

We went out for dinner at the Glen Sander’s Mansion Restaurant.  I really didn’t care for the food.  The best part was my shrimp and it was a four course meal. Bryce looks so tired.

 

IMG_3588

 

Good night everyone.. Thank you all for following us.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s