August 4, 2015

August 4, 2015  Day 45  New York Summer 2015
Free City Dock
Phoenix, NY

We were very happy to wake this morning to very calm wind and water!  We caught the 0800 opening for Lock #7 which was just a few yards from our dock.  We went through all remaining locks today on the Oswego Canal and had no problems – always a good thing!

We arrived at the small town of Phoenix, NY at 12:30 and tied up on the free wall.  This is the home of the River House Brats, a youth group who greets boaters and will run errands for them for tips. The setting is very nice here - lots of flowers and nicely landscaped grounds, picnic tables, gazebo, and a little museum.

A view down the dock in Phoenix

Such a nice setting
We walked to a small café for lunch and then went to a very nice produce stand and bought tomatoes, corn, peppers, and peaches.  Then we went to a convenience store and picked up milk and a few other items. There is no grocery store in this small town.  Next stop was a bakery where we ordered a small cake which we will pick up tomorrow.

Carried Away in Phoenix
We relaxed the rest of the afternoon and then went out for pizza for dinner.  Even though we had a short day we are tired. We will be glad to spend another day here!