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It’s good to have bikes to explore a campground and that’s what we did this morning. It is a nice park with everything you can think of – marina, boat launch, great playgrounds, beach, store and a nature center. While Martha fixed a nice salad for lunch, I inflated the tires with a pump I bought for the trip. Tires were such an issue on our previous trip, I am trying to cover all the bases and do the right things. I still need to alter the hitch now that we have it fully loaded. We are putting too much pressure on the back tires of the truck. After lunch I worked on the blog while Martha read a book. 

At 4:00 we went into Clayton, having to cross that bridge again, but this time Martha drove and was totally unconcerned. Clayton is a cute little town on the St. Lawrence. We were scheduled for a sunset cruise on the Clayton Islands Cruise at 6:30, but Martha wanted to go to the library to get WIFI and pay bills. Unfortunately the library was closed so we went to a little restaurant, sat at the bar and had a beer and appetizers. Matt was sitting next to us and we struck up a conversation. After much discussion, it turns out he lived in Ft. Mill, South Carolina where our friends Karen and Nathan live! 

The cruise was nice, although it doesn’t threaten the top 10. There are very cool houses on islands and along the shore. It always amazes me when you travel any shoreline, for example Smith Mountain Lake, how many people have such boats and vacation houses, but you would have to ice skate to these most of the year! I liked the one shaped like a steamboat the best while Martha liked the one that looked like an Italian villa – not doubt a nice one! We saw an osprey, an eagle, a loon, lots of cormorants and a blue heron. The sunset was gorgeous, so all-in-all a good trip.

Tomorrow we must get some groceries, do some laundry and pay bills because Friday we cross the border and go to Mont-Tremblant National Park for a week.

  6 comments for “

  1. Bryan
    August 4, 2016 at 10:09 am

    You are teaching me about the NewYork outside of NYC. I’m enjoying your trip. All of the planning that has gone into it comes through in each of your reports.

  2. edbrownfield
    August 4, 2016 at 11:06 am


    What pump did you buy? I need to buy a pump for our tires. There is an app for finding wifi I think that its called “wifi finder” although once you get into Canada you may not want to use your smart phones anymore than absolutely necessary. We purchased some type of plan from Verizon that allowed us to use our phones in Canada. All McDonalds have wifi as do Starbucks, and I can’t remember the Canadian coffee shop that ubiquitous like Starbucks but they also have wifi.

    Enjoy your travels, I am certainly enjoying reading about your trip!



    • August 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      Hi Ed, I will have to look and see, but I like it a lot – don’t have to fund a gas station with a good pump. I will have to look and see what it is and where I bought it.


    • August 8, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Ed, it is a Viair 400p-RV, and I like it very much. Just added air as we left camp today:} My best to Roberta!

  3. LeRoy and Sissy Bruton
    August 4, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Greg , you continue to educate me . I didn’t know I had Javscript. but when I went back to the top of your post it came on and gave me a whole slide show. Great pictures as I”ve come to expect.

  4. August 5, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Greg and Martha, love your pictures! I am enjoying the trip vicariously and envy you all being on the road. We are taking the AS to Washington next week to help out taking care of Davis (granddaughter). We are beginning to work on planning our trip west this fall it is getting harder to find new ways of getting there. Safe travels and keep the pictures and blog coming I love reading it.

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