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Brenden's Last Day Aboard
6/28/2017 7:44 PM
Today was a pretty easy day with Brenden sleeping in until 0815.  Mary & I were up at 0330 as the huge yacht Andiamo departed and his bow thrusters shook the entire marina - - just not the Bat Cave where Brenden has been hanging out the past 9 days.  We had a hearty breakfast of Pancakes and sausage then we moved the boat over to the fuel dock and filled the tanks - - just over 100 gallons since we departed Shady Harbor on the Hudson and about 27 gallons of those were burned crossing Oneida Lake at 20+ mph.  After that I backed the boat into the slip, since the other boat was gone and there was plenty of room.  Next we gave her a good bath - - trying to wash off the grunge from the locks on the Erie and Oswego Canals.  After that we cleaned the raw water strainers for the engines, generator, and air conditioners - - and generally checked everything in the engine room.  I picked up the rental car while Mary and Brenden went to visit Fort Ontario, originally built in 1755 by the British:

We had a nice farewell dinner at "RJ Steamers" and tomorrow we will drive to Rochester to get Brenden on his flight back to Memphis (via Orlando).  When I return we will find a place to do some laundry, do some grocery shopping and focus on crossing Lake Ontario and beginning our Canadian adventure - - all is well on the Jolly Mon.

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Thomas R Friers
Jolly Mon's Blog

This Blog is to record the adventures of the crew of the MV Jolly Mon as we work our way around the Great American Loop. Scheduled departure is from Melbourne Fl, during the first week of April 2017 and we hope to return in November 2017. Jolly Mon is a 2005 SeaRay Sundancer 390 with a Sea Lift hydraulic platform added for easy launch and recovery of our 8.5 ft Highfield RIB.
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