Since we spent the night just below lock #25, the first lock was completed by 8:30 am. We spent most of the day traveling in the “ditch” which is the man-made part of the canal. The ditches are generally very straight and narrow without much scenery. At one point, we were above the road way looking down at passing cars. We did see a couple of eagles and some deer near the water way. We ended the day at a marina just past lock #30. The area around lock #30 is where the canal boats originate. They are very interesting and would be a fun way to experience the canal if you did not have a boat in the area. Road next to the canal, just before this, the road was lower than the canal. Stop at Clyde for pump out and water. Although we weren’t there long, we encountered some interesting sights. The ditch Some scenes from Clyde. At lock #28A, there is a large dry dock for repair of the canal work barges Which lock is this? … they are all starting to look the same…………… Some of the walls from 1911 need a little repair……….
The lock filling, a.k.a. the bubble bath.
There were some very interesting mural paintings at Newark NY depicting the early days of the canal.
Some of the bridges were VERY low and we just cleared them with the Bimini top up close enough to touch What a great day………………………. Here’s an example of a canal rental boat. Sanctuary tied up for the night at Mid-Lakes Marina dock–west of Lock #30.