An easy day

We left Brockport at about 10:30 AM and headed down the canal.

Tam saw these trees and thought fall head arrived.

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I hope not we have a lot of miles to travel yet.


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We traveled past Spencerport but the big city we went by today was Rochester NY. A lot of bridges and roads. We actually had to slow down for workers on bridges.

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These old barges were on the side of the canal.

The wildlife is always fun to see.

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Can anyone identify these ducks for us?

We went through 4 locks today.  They are still a little intimidating.

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A lot of water is pumped into and out of them each time with reserve pools bubbling up.

We finally arrived at at Palmyra at a little after 6PM.  They were c.losed but it is a very nice park.  I have to say that these towns really have done a lot of work to make the people on the Erie Canal feel comfortable.

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Palmyra was the first town, along the Erie Canal, to set up these beautiful parks and marinas for the recreational boaters along the canal.  With welcome centers, showers, restrooms and true parks.  They set them up for the boaters and the town citizens.

From here we hope to make some distance today.

we will keep you posted.

Sorry this one is a little long but gets has a meaning.

What a life
The American businessman was at the pier of a small South Pacific
Island village when a small fishing vessel, with just one fisherman,
docked. Inside the hold of the small boat were several large grouper.
The American complimented the Islander on the quality of his fish and
asked how long it took to catch them.

The Islander replied, “Only a little while.”

The American then asked why didn’t he stay out longer and catch more

The Islander said he had enough to support his family’s immediate
needs. The American then asked, “But what do you do with the rest of
your time?”

The fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my
children, take a late afternoon nap with my wife Helia, stroll into
the village each evening, where I sip rum and play guitar with my
friends, I have a full and busy life.”

The American scoffed, “I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You
should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds, buy a bigger
boat with the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several
boats, eventually you could have a fleet of your own fishing boats.
Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you could sell directly
to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would
control the product, processing and distribution.
You could then leave this small fishing village and move to
Australia, then LA and eventually NYC where you will run your
expanding enterprise.”

The South Seas fisherman asked, “But, how long will this all take?”
To which the American replied, “15-20 years.”

“But what then?”

The American laughed and said that’s the best part. “When the time is
right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the
public and become very rich, you would make millions.”

“Millions, really? Then what?”

The American said, “You could then retire, and move to a small fishing
village where you could sleep late, fish a little, play with your
kids, take a late afternoon nap with your wife, stroll to the village
in the evenings, and sip rum and play your guitar with your friends.”


“Living The Dream”

Tammy & Steve


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