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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