"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you
didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain

Monday, August 2, 2010

Castleton and Albany, NY

We stopped at Castleton Boat Club about 5 miles shy of Albany for two days.  Rich & Laura on the sailboat "Laura Lee" needed to unstep their mast here.  They are too tall to get thru the upcoming bridges.  Between the 4 of us, we were able to get it down and secure it to the top of their boat.  It was a good stop to get some laundry done as well, then we all went to the local Italian Place for a great dinner, Rich & Laura's treat. Our days are numbered with travelling together.  Once we hit the Erie Canal we will only go a little less than half way before we turn off into the Oswego.  Rich & Laura will continue all the way on the Erie canal to Lake Erie.  On the Erie canal there are a few bridges with a height of 15' we can't get under them, so we have to take a detour to get to Lake Erie.

Albany was only 5 miles north of Castleton, so it was a short travel day on the water.  My sister Lisa's in laws, Joe & Ann,  live in Albany.  They took all 4 of us back to their home for pizza, wine and good company.  Lisa, Nick & Jillian, came in about an hour after we got there from Ohio, they brought their new dog, Lacey with them. She's cute, all white, black eyes and nose, the breed is a Maltese. I guess I didn't get any pictures of Lacey, or Jillian.  And despite the way these pictures look, we did have a good time, I think everyone was tired. Nick and his sister Donna are missing as well, they went to get the pizza.

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