Again, the scenery was gorgeous. There were amazing vistas and farms to see.
Periodically, along the Canal are Guard Gates. The Guard Gates can be put down to prevent boat traffic on the Canal. Just in case you don't know how to go under them, there are arrows. In this picture, it is telling us we can go through on either side.
Once it is up under you go but you do get wet as the excess water drops off the gate.
The lock then becomes intimidating. As the gate lowers behind you, you have the sensation of being in an Indiana Jones movie. The walls and gates are up 40 feet all around you.
We ended the day locking through Lock 20. The wind had really picked up and that was a hard one to hold the ropes. Right after most of the locks there are lock walls where you can tie your boat up for the night. So after Lock 20 we tied up to the lock wall. There is a small park here and the Erie Canal Way bike path goes by. They have electrical hook ups for the boats too.
Looking east from the side of the lock
Looking down on the lock wall
View from the top center of the Lock 20 gate
|This is what a full lock looks like from the top|
Lat 43 degrees 8.66 North
Long 75 degrees 17.61 West