So we decided to take the cruise on the Erie Canal. Parked and, just in the two block, downhill walk to the cruise dock, sweat was just dripping off me. We discussed not biking at all when we got back from the cruise. But the cruise was fun, even if very hot with the sun beating down on that top deck. But, we were sharing the experience with all kinds of other interesting people. It was a shared HOT experience. The locks each raised us up about 25 feet. It was an interesting cruise up and back. The photo is of about a 22 foot cruiser entering the lock behind our tour boat. It gives a perspective on how big and high these locks really are.