Day 40 ... May 30, 2017 ... 53.1 miles in 6 HR, 10 min ... GKYC, Staten Island, NY to Half Moon Bay Marina, Croton, NY
|Couldn't see the top of the new World Trade Center|
|5 Different patrol boats (NYFD, USCG & Homeland Security) keeping boats out of this river|
River was closed due to some dignitary somewhere; we kept going!
Another gray and dreary day for traveling ... this time from Staten Island thru the insanely busy NY Harbor, passed the Statute of Liberty, the new World Trade Center, the NYC skyline and on up the Hudson River.
|183 AIS Targets ... see all the RED boat shaped graphics?|
That is not all the boats on our route, just the biggest ones
That's a lot of boats.
|One of the many high speed ferries for commuters|
|Skyline further north; out of the city center|
Day 41 ... May 31, 2017 ... 0 miles traveled
Our 31st Wedding Anniversary ... staying put at Half Moon Bay Marina to celebrate
FINALLY, a nice day AND warmer temps. There is a nice "Riverwalk" path with a park at each end. Cally and I walked alot!! the exercise was great
|Saw Mystic Whaler from Mystic, CT|
|View to the marina with the Hudson cliffs in the background|
Lab Partners is last on the right side of the dock (center of photo) with the blue canvas towering over the seawall
|View to land at Half Moon Bay Marina|
|Hudson in the background|
|The seawall that keeps most of the waves away from us in the marina|
Finally, some sunshine; though still chilly
Despite it being our anniversary ... chores have to be done. Today was the day to try my/our new ride ... a folding bike with trailer to take the laundry into the town of Croton on Hudson (just a mile or so away).
|Marina is next to a commuter train line ... sort of neat hearing the train whistles|
I dropped off 22 lbs of laundry at the Wash/Dry/Fold service (it was my/our anniversary, no need spending 3 hours in front of a washer and dryer, right?). Now, in search of a place to get my hair cut. Not trusting I could explain how I wanted my hair cut, I asked a friend to email me close up pics of her hair cut (front, side, back). Lexy at Senses Salon did a great job. I think the photo trick worked. Thanks, Sue Duclos!!
|That's how shopping and laundry gets done when on a boat|
Once I survived the hair cut, time pick up a little dessert at a bakery I passed earlier. Rip texted me to pick up lunch, too. With lunch and desserts in hand ... off to pick up the laundry. Well ... laundry wasn't done yet, another hour. Not wanting to wait and Rip having texted me another boat had them pick up their laundry ... I asked if they would deliver to the marina. Henry said YES, no problem, it's free!! So, off to the boat I go. Rip and I enjoyed a nice lunch and within 5 mins of the promised delivery time, Henry called, he was at the marina office with our laundry. How awesome is that!! And, a good thing, since we needed to leave early the next morning. Would hate to leave without our clothes.
|Though the bike folds ... she stores without folding on the flybridge|
She has been stored folded under the vee berth until now
Day 42 ... June 1, 2017 ... Half Moon Bay Marina to Shadows Marina, Poughkeepsie, NY ... 43.4 miles traveled in 5 hours, 50 mins
Today was one of the prettiest days; stunning scenery, warmer temps (despite a quick passing shower). I will let the pics tell the story.
|Looked like a hotel near West Point|
|What looked like Officer quarters for West Point|
|What a beautiful backdrop for West Point|
|Leaving West Point with 1 center console boat (a fellow looper far right) and 4 PWC's|
|Trains run on each side of the Hudson ,,, as far as we have gone, so far. The commuter trains, like this one, are on the east side and the cargo/freight trains are on the west side|
|Neat spot, with stairs carved out of rock up to a bench carved out of rock|
|Lab Partners on the far right ... with the beautiful hills surrounding us.|
|The scenery just doesn't get old ... |
|The bridge in front of us is lighted every night. It was stunning!!|
Dockmaster says the city (Poughkeepsie) changes the lights with the seasons and holidays.
They even will coordinate with music when there are festivals.
Day 43 ... June 2, 2017 ... Shadows Marina to Catskill Marina, Catskill, NY ... 37.7 miles traveled in 5 hours
|The next morning, the dockmaster, Keith, delivered the biggest, best breakfast sandwiches to the boat!!|
Oh my, egg, bacon, sausage, cheese, sausage, bacon, egg. WOW.
The scenery is simply captivating ... I have enjoyed
|We're not in the Chesapeake Bay anymore ...|
|Esopus Meadows Lighthouse|
|Kingston Point Lighthouse marking the channel entrance|
|Saugerties Lighthouse has a little park island off it to sit and enjoy the vistas|
|Lighthouse at Saugerties marking the entrance channel|
|Windjammer cruise with kids aboard... neat way to see the Hudson|
|Beautiful ... everywhere we look.|
|Marker on land ... so deep water right up to the rock cliff |
|SO MUCH nicer than the narrow route through NJ!!|
I/we have thoroughly enjoyed the seeing new sights of the Hudson River. We only have 37 miles from here to the start of the Erie Canal System in Troy, NY. So, not much of the Hudson is left, but the canal systems should be interesting.
However, we are here at Catskill, NY for several days. There is lots rain coming, for 3 days; plus, we are waiting for a Amazon shipment to the marina for us AND we have to pick up refills for various medicines Rip and I need. So, here we will stay until all this gets done. More on that next update
Looks wonderful! I love the lighthouses. The scenery is beautiful. It's fun following along. Looked at your tracks for the first time. It's fun to see them going up a river. I'm so used to ours going from island to island. How is Cally liking the whole thing?ReplyDelete