Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Good bye Ohio...Hello Pennsylvania

We are in Erie, Pennsylvania. We had a good sail in terrible weather. It was raining most of the time with winds between 8 and 12 knots. There was also a lot of fog. When we arrived at the waypoint for the entrance to port of the Erie, it was raining so hard you could not see the entrance. I relied on the chart plotter to guide us in while Shirl watched for other boats. A little tense but turned out well. We are docked at the Moorings of Wolverine Park which is right behind a large hotel on the waterfront. It is interesting that we did not see another boat on our entire sail today.
 I will get a good nights sleep tonight. Last night I kept getting up to make sure the wind had not shifted, so I did not get much rest.Our next stop will be Dunkirk, about 44 miles east. Then it is on to Buffalo and the Erie Canal. We may not get to sail tomorrow. The forecast is for northeast winds which would probably mean motoring most of the way, which we would rather not do.

 Leaving Conneaut...

 Do you see the entrance to the Port of Erie...between the rain and the fog neither did we.

 This is the screen from the chart plotter. The boat is Serenity, and we are staying between the buoys with the help of GPS.
Night shot of Serenity at the dock in Erie. Click the picture for a better view. Serenity is the boat at the end of the dock.


  1. Great pictures, really like that night shot. Glad you are safe.

  2. R and E,
    We are going to stay in Erie until tomorrow to take care of a few things and avoid beating into the NE winds. It is nice here and well protected from weather. Have fun at Shakeys tonight.

  3. Nice night shot! Nothing wrong with taking the day to take it easy!

  4. I'm jealous. That looks like fun! Be safe. (bear)

  5. Wow! Can't believe your really doing it! Praying for you guys - what an adventure of a lifetime!

  6. Thanks Jus...we are having a great time. We just need to start moving south soon. Kiss A for me. I will see you down south!


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