A mostly uneventful drive, except for a HUGE moose that ran in front of us on I93 in Vermont. I had to brake hard to miss it, and got a much closer look than I needed.
We arrived in Ottawa about 4:30, with the same grey skies and rain we had all day.
We went aboard Solitude II and started our final check out. The seller, John Murray arrved a few minutes later and we did the 'sea trial'. As expected the engine ran fine and all the systems seemed to work fine. We did a short circle out into the Ottawa River in a hard wind and driving rain.
All was well, so we handed John his final payment and accepted the keys. We own an Albin 27!
Since it was raining and cold we opted to find a warm hotel and a nice restaurant and return to the boat on Tuesday.
Tuesday morning was clear and very breezy. We loaded the boat and started out just after noon.
Note the photos on each page are are all linked to full screen images.
|Tuesday, May 24||Rideau Canal, Leg 1|
|Wednesday, May 25||Rideau Leg 2|
|Thursday, May 26||Rideau Leg 3|
|Friday, May 27||Rideau Leg 4|
|Saturday, May 28||Rideau Leg 5|
|Sunday, May 29||Rideau Leg 6|
|Monday, May 30||Kingston|
|Tuesday, May 31||Bay of Quinte|
|Wednesday, June 1||Trent Severn, Day 1|
|Thursday, June 2||Trent Severn, Day 2|
|Friday, June 3||Trent Severn, Day 3|
|Friday, June 3||Peterborough Lift Lock|
|Saturday, June 4||Trent Severn, Day 4|
|Sunday, June 5||Trent Severn, Day 5|
|Monday, June 6||Trent Severn, Day 6|
|Thursday, June 9||Lake Huron to Detroit||Tuesday, June 14||Detroit River||Tuesday, June 14||Lake Erie to Buffalo NY||Sunday, June 19||Erie Canal- 3 pages|
|Tuesday, June 21||Erie Canal- last 2 pages|
|Tuesday, June 21||Hudson River, 3 pages|
|Saturday, June 25||The last leg|
I will be writing more, editing these pages, and generally finishing the web log later.