Clyde Town Dock 1

Phoenix to Clyde, NY.

A lovely cruising day, with all the locks ready and waiting for us! Took a side trip into the Cayuga and Seneca canals to visit Seneca Falls. In the town museum the Aussie docent helped us locate marinas with gas (we were running low, none in Seneca Falls) and told us about the town, restaurants, etc. Had great Reubens at a deli down the street, then walked over the bridge to the hardware store for a bucket and silicone spray. Back to the top of Lake Cayuga for gas, but both marinas were closed. The “marina” shown on the chart just past Lock 25 on the Erie Canal turned out to be a shack and a caravan, with no gas. Our gas gauge was now showing empty, but the fuel-flow meter said we still had 20+ gallons.  Have to believe the meter! We carried on at low speed to conserve fuel and stopped at the Clyde town dock, a small floating dock next to a pleasant park, but a long way from town and rather noisy because of the train tracks on the other side of the canal. Someone later told us that 70+ trains per day use those tracks, and we believe it. The park had potable water, and Mary made another of her superb evening meals.

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