June 22, 2012

June 21, 2012  Day 41                                 Total miles to date:  826.61

Our last day in Burlington was spent doing major grocery shopping, returning the rental car, getting fuel for the boat, and then departing for Valcour Island to anchor for the night.  It was only a two hour trip and will cut the trip on Friday in half.  We are getting prepared for our entry into Canada and wanted to have good provisions on board!  The food and fuel prices are higher in Canada.  We got fuel at the Ferry Dock Marina which was next to our marina, the Burlington Boathouse.  Diesel prices are $4.059/gallon and we needed 278 gallons. Do the math!

We had a nice ride north on Lake Champlain to our anchorage on Valcour Island which is part of New York. There were several sailboats anchored in the first cove we chose, so we moved on to the one just past it.  It is very nice and calm here!  We cooked out on the grill and then had to turn on the generator to run the air conditioner.  It was 97 in Burlington today and we are ready for some cooler weather!

Sailboats anchored nearby on Valcour Island

Tomorrow we will go to Rouses Point, NY – our last destination in the US for a while. We will enter Canada on Saturday and will go up the Chambly Canal. We expect to be in Montreal on Monday and will spend two or three days there.
We will be limited in communications due to Canadian costs and we will have to rely on wifi at marinas, etc, to be able to post the blog.  I will continue to write the blog but may have to post it in segments. We do have lots of minutes available to talk though!
Another incredible sunset