We set our alarm last night to wake at 6am so that we could raise anchor at 630am to try to take advantage of the tides and currents to get a positive boost. We were partially successful as I’ll discuss later. The winds were calm when we left and there were clouds in the sky which lent to being able to take some reflection photos.
This is Lynch’s Marina very close by to where we anchored.
This photos was taken just as we entered the Hudson River going south. Behind us was a wall of fog, which didn’t overtake us and was soon burned off by the sun.
Phil and I once again took 1 hour watches. The first hour on our trip, we started out at 6.15k boat (B) and 5.4k GPS (G). By 730am it was pretty even and we started turning the corner at 751am with 6.08 B and 6.4G. The best difference in boat and GPS speed was at 11am with 5.87k B and 7.2k G. The south winds picked up as predicted giving us 1ft waves in the river. About 1130am the favorable current ended but good so we were glad that we were close to our stopping point across from Pollepel Island, to get protection from the south winds.
We continued to pass barges pushed by tugs.
We passed the Kingston Lighthouse
Then passed what I thought was a lighthouse, but is actually listed as green 65 on the charts. It was built in 1871.
Being Saturday, there are MANY pleasure boats going up and down the river, water skiing, pulling inner tube type floats, and kayaking.
So as you can imagine, we are bobbing and bouncing around from all the wakes, and hope that once it gets later, that things will calm down. No, Lorraine is not getting sea sick and hasn’t had any problems for a while now. Earlier in our travels, we passed an event with kayakers, swimmers and a gaffed rigged boat with tan bark sails which are red.
Our big meal of the day was pork enchiladas with refried beans and rice. Even though I used leftovers, we STILL have enough for us both for another meal. It’s really hard for Lorraine to cook enough for us for just one meal, though she was successful at it yesterday.
Tomorrow we plan to leave with the favorable current and arrive at Nyack Boat Club to pick up a mooring ball. We will take public transportation in to NYC and to Hoboken, NJ for a day, visit with our friends and expect to start going south again on Wednesday at the latest, weather permitting.
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