"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

May 13, 2017

May 12 - Up the Hudson River

Ole Savannah Restaurant Dock

“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” ―Moorish proverb
The Pearl looks very small next to the Manhattan skyline
Our plans really have changed every day...we were going to take our time going up the Hudson from New York City since the Erie Canal isn't scheduled to open until May 19. But...the day was so pretty and the current was giving us a nice push, so we decided to keep moving. I called the Waterford Visitor Center where people dock before entering the Erie Canal and they told me they still had room on their dock for us. So we made the decision to head to Kingston today and Waterford on Saturday. We docked at the Ole Savannah Restaurant, which offers free docking if you eat there...the food was decent and docks were adequate and we had dinner with a nice couple on the boat docked in front of us. It was a beautiful day on the water.

The Hudson River is beautiful, it runs 315-mile from the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York to the Atlantic Ocean. The lower half of the river is a tidal estuary running through the Hudson Fjord, which formed during the last ice age 26,000 years ago. Tidal waters influence the Hudson's flow for over 200 miles up to the Troy Federal Lock.

Leaving the marina this morning...can you see Miss Liberty in the background?
A look at Manhattan on our way up the Hudson River 
The George Washington Bridge and Manhattan in the background.
The beautiful banks of the Hudson River
Bear Mountain Bridge
West Point
Beautiful green mountains along the river...a great place to hike or live
Rondout Lighthouse at the entrance to Kingston
New boating friends Shelley and Kevin on Mrs. P 
Leaving our dock in Kingston...it's going to be a rainy cold day.
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