Please don’t make us leave (just yet)
It’s been almost 2 weeks since we left Kingston, ON and even though we haven’t traveled far each day, we have been on the move to a new location each day. We had purchased a 10-day canal pass and we took the entire 10 days to do the trip. Now in Waterford though, with no pass to worry about, we have decided to chill here for a couple of days, taking advantage of their free dockage, electricity, water, showers and Wi-Fi.
Waterford is quite a pretty little town.
Waterford is a cool little town, with all of the amenities close by. The grocery store even allows boaters to take their shopping carts back to the marina and leave them there, to be picked up at a later date by one of the store’s staff! The dock here says that we are permitted 48 hours free stay. The implication is that they will force you to leave after that period of time has lapsed. As we know there are some other boats here that have been here at least 3 days, we hope we can hide out here a bit longer too.
ZTC, tied to the dock, right in front of the Waterford Visitors Center.
Off for a jog. Going “around the block” takes a while when the Hudson River is running right through the middle of the block!
One of our tasks today is to visit a West Marine store (a 30-45 minute bus ride apparently) to purchase some paper charts for where we’re heading. We have digital charts for the areas, which are great for navigating while on route, but in our opinion, nothing beats paper charts for pre-planning.
One cool thing that has occurred during our stay here is we had the pleasure of meeting up last night with one of our newer blog readers. Alexei (who tells us he only just stumbled onto our blog a week or so ago) and his wife Ericka came to the marina last evening and took us out to an awesome restaurant. Alexei and Ericka are both fans of boats and hope to acquire a catamaran at some point in the future. Here is a link to Alexei’s blog which talks about, among other things, some of his sailing exploits.
I’m not sure how we managed to forget our camera last night. That thing is normally permanently attached to us. Alexei saved the day though with his new iPhone 4!
PS: Thanks again for the wine, Alexei and Ericka!