#137 Utica, New York to Sylvan Beach, New York

Trip #137

Written by The Crew

Rev writes all the posts as "The Crew" at What Yacht To Do. It's just part of the First Mate duties. That list just keeps growing...

March 6, 2021

On September 22, 2020, we took the Here’s To Us!! and cruised from Aqua Vino Restaurant in Utica, New York to Sylvan Beach, New York.

Gold Loop – First Time Through

Last time we were in Utica, we had a delicious meal at Aqua Vino. The next morning we were planning to go to Sylvan Beach. But as soon as we left the dock, we had steering issues.

Oh yes.

You can read all about it here.

Or hear us talk about it here.

If you read (or listened) to our issues, you know that we blew right past Sylvan Beach and went right into Brewerton, New York.

Lock Change

This is a very cool trip because we went through the last lock that took us up (Lock 20) and then started going down with Lock 21.

It was such a strange experience.

Strange but awesome.

Sylvan Beach, New York

It was so windy when we docked in Sylvan Beach on a free city wall.

There were only rings to tie up on and this is an issue for me.

I do prefer actual cleats but they don’t always have them around the Great Loop.

Our communication issues only piled on top of that making this our worst docking ever.

You can hear all about our trip here.

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