Today we went through 2 locks. This was the first time we had "locked down". It is a very different sensation to go into the lock when the water is high and then the lock master lets the water out. Down you go. When the water goes down, it doesn't swirl in the lock, so you go down much faster than when you go up.
As we followed the Erie Canal to Oneida Lake, along the shore were clumps of yellow irises. They were in sunny spots along both shores and reflected in the water.
Periodically, along the Canal there are small dams that flow to the north or south. At this dam, one could see the trees caught in the dam. I loved the picture after that where you can see the reflection in the Canal water of the foliage and the water running after the dam.
We passed a junction lock from the Old Erie Canal. This lock has been made into dry lock now.
We entered the Oneida River and settled into a dock at Ess-Kay Yards. They have a courtesy car. Many marinas have a courtesy car that you can take to dinner, to do a grocery shopping or run other errands. We borrowed the car and had a early dinner. Although Ess-Kay is in Brewerton, we ended up in the next town over, Cicero. As it turns out our son-in-law, Paul Reichert, went to Cicero High.
For those of you that know western New York, you will not be surprised that we stopped in to get our dessert at Wegman's. We will do a full shopping there tomorrow.
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