June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012  Day 42                                 Total miles to date:  849.31

We left our quiet anchorage around 9:30 and headed back up Lake Champlain and arrived at Rouses Point, NY around 1:15.  We had calm seas and a partly cloudy sky! Gaines Marina has a friendly staff and they discount to Loopers and Boat US members!  There are many Canadian boats here.  I think I need to learn to speak French in a hurry!
Love these directions!
This sign is off the bow of our boat -
we need to learn French!
Pretty city park

Joyce spent the afternoon getting laundry done, and dealing with all the mail we had delivered here.  Bill talked to some of the Canadians for advice on travel in Canada.  One insisted we should not leave tomorrow because Canadians are celebrating a holiday, St. Jean Baptiste Day, over the weekend and the waterways get crowded.  So, we decided to at least partly take his advice and stay here one additional day.  See how flexible we are!

We walked over a half mile to Angelo’s restaurant and had a very nice meal.  We then walked back and headed into the little downtown that is home to a few cafes and shops, but sadly with many empty storefronts. On our way back to the boat we met another couple out walking and learned they were also Loopers. Kay and Chuck on Island Time had docked next to us while we were at dinner. We invited them over for drinks and had a nice visit. They are on a tighter schedule and will leave Saturday morning for Canada.

We are happy to have wifi today so we can post the blog! We have turned off our data connections on our phones and one of us feels the pain! 

Some of the photos today are from our walk to the restaurant – enjoy the small town atmosphere that Rouses Point, NY offers!  
Awesome view for the homes
on the other side of the street
Rouses Point, NY
Sailing is popular here!
One of the quaint homes facing the waterfront
Red sky at night! We have seen some beautiful sunsets!