Start: 6/8/17: Ess-Kay Boat Yard, Brewerton, NY
End: 7/7/17 Hope Island Anchorage, Georgian Bay, Ontario Canada
Number of States this month: 1 (NY)
Number of Countries: 2 (USA, Canada)
Total Distance: 331.65 Miles. Down 200 from last month, but holy crap we had a lot of rain and locks!
Time: 99.75 hours over 19 moving days (11 days stationary)
Average Speed: 3.30 mph (almost a full mile per hour slower from last month. I hate current. And not having sails).
Average Miles/Day on the loop: 11.05 miles/day (down from 19 the first month. See ‘things I hate,’ above)
Longest miles in a day: 42.3 miles, Waupoos Marina to Sandy Cove Anchorage, Ontario. And while it wasn’t the longest duration (below) it seemed the longest when our mast tried to jump into the drink.
Longest duration in day: 10:32. Hastings Lock to Peterborough Marina. Got caught in a thunderstorm at the bottom of a lock and had to wait it out.
Shortest trip: 6.4 miles. Trenton Marina to Frankfort, top of lock 8.
Number of Locks: 50 (43 on the Trent Severn Waterway, 7 on the Oswego canal).
Number of Locks that that have a mark on their walls from our anchor: I stopped counting.
Number of new racing stripes on boat due to locks and/or docks: I stopped counting.
Number of times ran aground: ZERO!! This month.
Number of dog treats for lucky at the locks on the Trent-Severn Waterway: 27.
Number of dog treats for Lucky on the Erie or Oswego Canals: ZERO. Lucky likes Canada.
Number of animals on the boat at the end of the first month: 2. Sid is still with us. And we have sent proof of life.
Days with rain: 20 out of 30.
Number of gallons of gas: 65.85
Number of gallons of diesel: 5
Fuel usage: .9 gal per hour when using both engines.
Number of oil changes: 1.
Number of pump outs: 4. Still Ick.
Number of car rentals: 3 (Bremerton, NY, Trenton, ON and Campbelford, ON)
Days that beard survived on trip: 31. Shaved in Brewerton NY because that crap itches when it is cold. Hate to feel it when hot. May come back.
Number of family selfies taken: 2. And Jan and I had to shower after each picture.
Number of selfies taken by AJ. Uncountable. Doesn’t appear to be phased by it at all.
(From a question sent to us by text): Number of times Lucky has gone to the bathroom on the boat: 0.
Number of times Sid has: Countless. Animal is a deficating machine. Not the way to work himself into our good graces.
Number of people who recognized Serenity’s true origin of her name: 2 (6/22/17 in Campbellsford, ON when mom and daughter came up to ask us about boat).
Number of times we swore we were going to turn around and head back home: 1. At the Big chute. Because that was scary.
Number of “Rapids” (French for current): 5.
Number of captains seats sucked into my arse because of speed of rapids combined with narrowness of channel: 1.
Number of people who have waived to us from their boats as we have passed by on the lakes/rivers/waterways: Everyone.