#14 Brewerton, New York to Clay, New York

Pirates Cove

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...

July 13, 2019

After the last rainy day jaunt across Oneida Lake, we were ready for some sunshine!

We stayed at Winter Harbor Marina for a couple of nights and were now ready to move on to Pirates Cove Marina in Clay, New York.

Winter Harbor Marina
Winter Harbor Marina

Winter Harbor is a fantastic place to store your boat during the winter. You don’t have to put your boat through the rigorous winterization process.

It can stay warm and cozy in their massive storage facility.

Although, you might want to make sure they know when you want to take your boat out because it very well may be stuck somewhere in the back and then you have to wait.

Tight Squeeze

Getting out of Winter Harbor was a little tricky.

Big boats have to parallel park against the sides and then back out.

Winter Harbor Marina
Winter Harbor Marina
Winter Harbor Marina
Winter Harbor Marina

Fortunately, when we were ready to leave, the conditions were perfect (no wind) and the water was like glass.

Winter Harbor Marina
Winter Harbor Marina

Sam maneuvered us right and back and then over to the fuel dock.

We were able to fill up and get a pump out. It was very convenient.

Winter Harbor Marina
Winter Harbor Marina

On to Pirates Cove!

We have been planning since before we even began America’s Great Loop, to be in Clay, NY at Pirates Cove Marina by June 18.

Our plan is to fly home for about 3 weeks and take care of business.

And by “business” I mean go to a wedding, family reunion, dentist, etc.

We have really pushed it on days that we should have stayed at the dock just so we could meet this deadline.

We were finally blessed with beautiful weather.

Few clouds and little wind made our trek down the Erie Canal incredibly enjoyable.

Erie Canal
Erie Canal

Lock 23

It was a relatively short trip and we only had to go through one lock.

Very easy.

No drama.

Just how we like it.

Lock 23
Lock 23

Peaceful Erie Canal

We have had strong winds and rain on a few days while traveling down the Erie but today all we had to do (after we got through the lock) was enjoy the journey.

Erie Canal
Erie Canal
Erie Canal
Erie Canal

In fact, we enjoyed it so much, we almost missed the marina.

Here is a shot of us driving by it.

Whoops!

Pirate's Cove Marina
Pirate’s Cove Marina

So, we whipped it around and Sam battled annoying wind that had picked up.

But we got in the slip and settled.

Pirate's Cove Marina
Pirate’s Cove Marina

This will be our boat’s home for the next month.

Pirate's Cove Marina
Pirate’s Cove Marina

Time to Celebrate!

Pirates Cove Marina has a restaurant named Dock’s Grill and we enjoyed drinks, nachos, and this incredible dessert to celebrate.

We made it!

Pirate's Cove Marina
Pirate’s Cove Marina

Our Thoughts

Our Trip

Nebo Trip: Brewerton, NT to Clay, NY
Nebo Trip: Brewerton, NT to Clay, NY

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4 Comments

  1. It was wonderful seeing you guys during your trip back home!!!

    Reply
    • Thanks, Joe. It would be wonderful seeing you guys here on the boat!

      Reply
  2. Another great post. Glad to hear you are back in the loop!

    Reply
    • Thanks, Cousin Rus. We are excited to get back to it!

      Reply

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