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

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

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...

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#136 Little Falls, New York to Utica, New York

#136 Little Falls, New York to Utica, New York

On September 21, 2020, the crew of the Here's To Us!! cruised from our spot at Little Falls Canal Harbor Marina in Little Falls, New York over to Aqua Vino Restaurant and Marina in Utica, New York. Utica, New York Utica, New York is a memorable stop for us. Last time...

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#135 Canajoharie, New York to Little Falls, New York

#135 Canajoharie, New York to Little Falls, New York

On September 19, 2020, we cruised from Riverlink Park in Canajoharie, New York to Little Falls Canal Harbor Marina in Little Falls, New York. We went through Locks 14-17 on the Erie Canal. Lock 14 and 15 each rise only eight feet. Lock 16 rose 20 feet and Lock 17 goes...

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#134 Amsterdam, New York to Canajoharie, New York

#134 Amsterdam, New York to Canajoharie, New York

On September 18, 2020, we cruised from docking at Guy Park near Lock 11 in Amsterdam, New York over to Riverfront Park in Canajoharie, New York. When we were in this area on our gold loop and went from Amsterdam and then, stopped at St. Johnsville, New York. You can...

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#133 Schenectady, New York to Amsterdam, New York

#133 Schenectady, New York to Amsterdam, New York

On September 17, 2020, the crew of the Here's To Us!! left Donovan's Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady, New York and decided to stay at Guy Park wall in Amsterdam, New York right after Lock 11. The last time we cruised from Schenectady on our gold loop, we also stayed in...

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#132 Waterford, New York to Schenectady, New York

#132 Waterford, New York to Schenectady, New York

On September 14, 2020, the Here's To Us!! crew is cruising from the Visitor Center in Waterford, New York over to Donovan's Mohawk Marina in Schenectady, New York. Schenectady, New York Sam and I spent a few days in Schenectady last time through and enjoyed it so much...

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#131 New Baltimore, New York to Waterford, New York

#131 New Baltimore, New York to Waterford, New York

On September 12, 2020, the Here's To Us!! cruised from Donovan's Shady Harbor in New Baltimore, New York over to the floating docks right by the Waterford Visitor Center in Waterford, New York. Cruising down the Hudson is an experience that I hope you have. When we...

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#130 Kingston, New York to New Baltimore, New York

#130 Kingston, New York to New Baltimore, New York

On September 9, 2020, we left Kingston, New York after a nice evening on the City Docks. Our destination today on the Hudson River took us past seven lighthouses. It truly was a beautiful ride. We did not stay at Donovan's Shady Harbor in New Baltimore, New York last...

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#129 Croton on Hudson, NY to Kingston, New York

#129 Croton on Hudson, NY to Kingston, New York

We left Half Moon Bay Marina in Croton on Hudson on September 8, 2020. Originally, we had planned to stay here two nights but we decided to spend the extra time in Kingston, New York. So away we went. Now on our first time through, we also did this same route which...

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#127 Cape May, New Jersey to Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey

#127 Cape May, New Jersey to Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey

One September 6, 2020, we went from Utschs Marina in Cape May, New Jersey to Hoffman's Marina in Brielle, New Jersey located in Manasquan Inlet. Today was very familiar. We were leaving a marina that we had stayed at during our gold loop (Utsch's) and we were...

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#126 Chesapeake City, Maryland to Cape May, New Jersey

#126 Chesapeake City, Maryland to Cape May, New Jersey

We only spent one night at the Chesapeake Inn and Resort in Chesapeake City, Maryland. On September 3, 2020, we traveled to Utschs Marina in Cape May, New Jersey. There were several giant container ships that we passed along the way. First Time Leaving Chesapeake...

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#125 Essex, Maryland to Chesapeake City, Maryland

#125 Essex, Maryland to Chesapeake City, Maryland

Well, we did it! We traveled around America's Great Loop and finished on August 30, 2020! There was a relatively small celebration because, you know, Rona, but it was perfect! As members of the Americas Great Loop Cruisers Association (AGLCA), we flew the white AGLCA...

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#124 Pasadena, Maryland to Essex, Maryland

#124 Pasadena, Maryland to Essex, Maryland

We did it. The Flag Picture Every Gold Looper has this picture and it is definitely one we will cherish. I ordered the gold burgee when we were in Georgia and we had it hand delivered when we got to Charleston, South Carolina by Kim Russo, Director of the AGLCA. We...

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#123 Annapolis, Maryland to Pasadena, Maryland

#123 Annapolis, Maryland to Pasadena, Maryland

When it was time to leave the Annapolis Maryland Capital Yacht Center, we had to squeeze out of the slip. And then watch the turn to follow the way out. It is so tight! We enjoyed our time in Annapolis but we were ready to move on. We are planning a surprise. We...

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#122 Solomons Island, Maryland to Annapolis, Maryland

#122 Solomons Island, Maryland to Annapolis, Maryland

We stayed two nights at Solomons Harbor Marina. The water was flat once again as we left. This marina also had a lot of jellyfish in the water. They are so lovely, the way that they move, but I would NOT want to be in the water with them. We went back down the same...

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#121 Deltaville, Virginia to Solomons Island, Maryland

#121 Deltaville, Virginia to Solomons Island, Maryland

We stayed a couple of nights at Dozier's Regatta Point Yachting Center. It was a very relaxing stay. We left on a beautiful day and are heading to Solomons Island. It's a hot spot in the Chesapeake Bay and we were excited to check it out. So, we headed back out to the...

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#120 Yorktown, Virginia to Deltaville, Virginia

#120 Yorktown, Virginia to Deltaville, Virginia

Usually, we get up when we want to get up and then going. We are trying to enjoy these last few trips as we head to the end of our Great Loop Journey. So, I took a stroll around the Wormley Creek Marina. Check out this mural of the owners’ boat. It was a beautiful...

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#119 Norfolk, Virginia to Yorktown, Virginia

#119 Norfolk, Virginia to Yorktown, Virginia

Sam and I had such a great stay in Norfolk. It’s definitely a mermaid town. These lovely statues are each unique and placed all over the city. Norfolk is Mile Marker 0 of the Intracoastal Waterway. That means we have come to the end of the line. And we have to say...

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#118 Chesapeake, Virginia to Norfolk, Virginia

#118 Chesapeake, Virginia to Norfolk, Virginia

The Atlantic Yacht Basin Marina is a very short distance from the Great Bridge and Lock. Yes, you heard that right. We have another lock. This is #100. I’m not sure I even remember how to do a lock, it’s been so long. I might need to watch my lock video. The Great...

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#117 Coinjock, North Carolina to Chesapeake, Virginia

#117 Coinjock, North Carolina to Chesapeake, Virginia

We stayed at the Coinjock Restaurant and Marina for two nights. There really isn’t anything there except for this restaurant (which has a famous prime rib among Loopers) and a little store. We headed out at about 7:30 a.m. because we were both awake and ready to go....

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