So we're off.
We set "sail" at 1pm Oct 16th.
Made it across and length of the lake in 22 hours. Since the mast is down on the deck (we have to have it down for the canal system in New York) we motored the whole way and consumed only 11 gallons of diesel in 22 hours of motoring; very encouraging for our ocean voyage.
We had 8 to 12 knot winds and 1-2 foot waves most of the time. At around 4am the wind built to 15-20 knots and the waves built to 3 feet. The front of the mast was in danger of being dipped in the water so we turned into the south shore to get out of the wind and waves. It was a very good move since the wind only built.
We are now at winter harbour marina just at the entrance to Lake Oneida. the winds today were gusting to 30 knots and we elected not to cross the lake. We have crossed 8 locks so far and have 22 to go.
Below you see the latest addition to to boat. A fruit hammock. Thanks to Chris M who intended it for wet clothes.
our location on the map.