June 8, 2012

June 8, 2012  Day 28                                   Total miles to date:  670.07

Today began with an early breakfast at Don and Paul’s, a favorite coffee shop of many locals –and it quickly becomes well known to Loopers when they arrive in Waterford. Don & Paul’s is known for good food, fast service, and inexpensive prices! From there we walked to Lock 2 which is the start of the Erie Canal lock system. The Lock master was very friendly and helped us understand the process of locking. We were able to stand at the top of the lock and watch a boat “lock through”.  We will not be going through this lock as we plan to go to Lake Champlain north into Canada. 
We spent much of the day doing boat chores – these never cease though we are traveling!  We were happy to see Moor $tuff and Rickshaw arrive this afternoon. The canal wall was fairly full so Rickshaw rafted to us. We all met for appetizers on Quest and then had dinner on Rickshaw.  Bill grilled the chicken and everyone brought side dishes.  It was a fun evening shared with good Looper friends!  We will meet for breakfast Saturday at Don & Paul's!
Don & Paul's
Dinner with the gang -
Quest, Moor $tuff, Rickshaw, Carried Away