Sunday, October 08, 2006

Lake Oneida to Ilion, NY 10/5

We left Brewerton, NY shortly after dawn motoring east across Lake Oneida. A perfectly clear sky, air temperature of 43 degrees, and a northerly breeze necessitated wearing most of my clothes at the helm. We locked up twice to gain some altitude over this part of the Appalachians, but it’s all downhill from here. We passed a tour boat which took up about 75% of the canal width, but we don’t need much space. We sited more eagles, osprey, and greater black-backed gulls on Lake Oneida.
Annie is keeping up with her home schooling; Friday she takes tests in algebra, spelling and over the skeletal system.