After hanging out in Phoenix for Friday and Saturday night I headed north to Oswego on Sunday. I had been watching the weather on Lake Ontario and the forecast was for benign conditions on Monday. Saturday I did some serious boat cleaning.
The trip to Oswego was leisurely and uneventful. Tied up for the night on the wall just south of the last lock and went out for dinner with a guy I’d met who was taking his Cape Dory 29 from the east coast to Chicago.
Monday I headed out into the lake and had an uneventful cruise across Mexico Bay and into the St Lawrence at Cape Vincent. Then downstream on the US side to Clayton. I stopped for an hour or two at the town docks, then went a few miles to find a nice spot to anchor.
Tuesday morning I went back to Clayton to spend a couple of hours at the antique boat museum there. Wonderful spot.
After leaving Clayton I continued downstream to Alexandria Bay. Stopped there for lunch, then nipped across to Heart Island to tour Boltd Castle.
After leaving Boldt Castle I headed across to the Canadian side. Cleared customs at Rockport, then headed up river to arrive in Gananoque in the early evening. Anchored close to the town and dinghied in for a nice meal.
This area is quite beautiful. Endless little bays and islands, and not overrun.