This is a Blog about helping Doug Thomas take his 46' Uniflite, "PAX", Through the Welland, Oswego, and Erie Canals to Kingston, New York, on the Hudson River.
Thursday, Sept 10 - Mentor to Geneva
Cruising is a little like baseball. You can’t always hit a home run, but the idea is to score. If you can get a man on base, you can bring him home later!
The forecast was for 2-4’ waves today, so rather than go all the way to Erie, we thought we’d go part way, to Geneva. That would give us a man on second and an easy way to “score” on a run to Erie the next day. Besides, why spend another day in Mentor, when there was so much to do in Geneva.
We had some pretty rough weather as we headed east. We arrived in about 2 hours, and were ready to go ashore. Doug and MJ stayed behind, but Dick, Linda, and I walked along the shore, past the beautiful Geneva State Park, to the quaint town of Geneva on the Lake.
A little rough leaving Mentor
Some spray through the waves
You have to be cautious climbing to the flybridge
On the other hand, it's nice sitting in the Pilot House
Once in the marina, Linda, Dick, and Brian go exploring Geneva on the Lake
Dick, Brian and Linda help support the local economy - at the Firehouse Winery
What would a Firehouse be without a Fire Engine?
So many wineries, so little time...
It was Thunder Week in Geneva - lots of bikers coming on Friday
Beautiful Geneva State Park Lodge - near the marina. We stop for a drink on the way back to the boat