Not centrally located
At the moment we are tied to a wall, just west of Lock 11, near the town of Amsterdam, NY. The wall has several other boats tied along side it, including one directly behind us from St. Catherines, ON. They tell us that they are also heading south. Very cool.
In the last two towns we have stopped at Rebecca and I have made attempts to go exploring. In Canajoharie, our last stop, we popped in to a tourist information booth and were told by the older lady working there that basically, there wasn’t much to see in that town. 🙁
Yesterday we walked into Amsterdam and asked a lady working at a restaurant which direction we should walk to see the town. She really had no good advice either so we just strolled around. I’m guessing that many of these locks are not in the heart of town.
Today we’ll be heading towards Waterford although if the place just before Lock 6 (Crescent Terminal Wall) is suitable, we’ll stop there for the night. We’re leaving early enough so that if we don’t like that wall we’ll have time to finish the remainder of the locks in the canal. Our pass expires tomorrow so we need to complete it then, or pay more money of course.
Welcome to Canajoharie!
Good thing we didn’t rely on the tourist-information lady. Another lady on a street saw us walking with a map and she directed us to this cool place: The Boiling Pot!
Rebecca didn’t think her white shorts would be appropriate for swimming. I had no such problems to contend with.
This was a popular spot. There were many people here enjoying the water.
Back to work!
Relaxing after a swim in Amsterdam (NY).