Shumway Marina, Rochester to Orleans County Dock, Point Breeze on Oak Orchard Creek: There was a 70 per cent chance of thunder storms predicted for all day Saturday. We debated last night and this morning if we should go or stay. It didn't look bad when we got up and it looked like there might be a 4 to 5 hour window for travel. Well, we went, and an hour out I called to get a transient slip at Point Breeze, NY, for the night and they said they were full as there was a fishing contest going on all weekend. The gentleman told us that all the marinas in the area were full. Now what do we do? We debated some more and I made a few phone calls and we found a place at the Orleans County Dock; we lucked out. This is a nice little dock with electric, water, showers and heads for just $20.00 per boat per night. You are well off the lake so no mater what the weather is you are in a true safe haven. Tomorrow is also forecasting thunder storms and high winds. We will wait and see what happens.
We will be in Port Weller, Ontario, Canada, hopefully by Monday night. We changed our Verizon plan to include Canada but it came with limitations. We will have limited minutes on our phone after 21:00 and also on weekends. My data plan will also be limited. I will not be doing much on our blog unless the marina we are at has free WiFi. As soon as we are out of Canada will will go back to our regular plan. The amount of time in Canada depends on the weather but we are shooting for next weekend. Time will tell.
CO's comments: At Oswego it was very busy with boaters coming in for fuel and sail boater to raise the masts. While I was sitting having my evening drink and in came a GB trawler about 34 feet, the old guy driving came into his double slip, slammed into the boat next to him, driving it into the finger, gets outs and doesn't even go over to look and see if he did any damage to the other boat. Someone made a comment and he said, "Well, that's the way it goes". Then a 40 foot sail boat with his mast down, hanging at least 5 feet over the bow, came into his slip just about sideways, hitting the boat next him. He gets out, walks over and looks at the other boat and says, "That's not to bad". I walked down later and looked at the boat and saw a large scratch mark at least 4 feet long. The next morning the sail boat was gone and the poor owner of the other boat didn't know what happened. It seems boaters in the mid-west and western Florida have more respect for other peoples property than easterners. I will be glad to be back in the mid-west.
|Oswego Marina gas dock almost |
under water from surges off Lake Ontario
|Our slip at Oswego Marina|
|Leaving Shumway Marina, |
|In our slip on Oak Orchard Creek at|
Orleans County Dock