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Erie Canal/Oswego Canal – To Phoenix, New York

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We left Sylvan Beach today, Sunday the eleventh. We cruised across lake Oneida (40 miles with 2 locks). Oneida Lake is a 24-mile long, shallow lake that can be as rough as Lake Michigan. It is considered the 5th most dangerous lake in the United States. Although it was quite rough, as the winds had picked up the last few days… we survived.

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In Phoenix we docked at yet another free dock. No other boaters here. Not much rain today. Still cold, in the 50s/60s but we hear better weather is coming. We had a nice walk into town and while walking in the nearby neighborhood we found a fruit and veggie stand in front of one of the little houses. We found fresh asparagus and strawberries in abundance as well as home baked cookies and a cheerful gardener/baker to chat with. And then as we walked away we chuckled to ourselves as we realize how little we need to make us happy.

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Only 20 miles left in the U.S.A before we head into Canada for the final stretch. 620 miles to go!

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