So, just what have we been up to since we had the mast put back up in early September anyhow? Well, for starters, we made the rest of the trip down the Hudson in three hops. We went from Catskill, where we had the mast stepped, to Wappingers Falls where we grabbed a mooring at the Chelsea Yacht Club for the night (thanks Diane!). Being new to the whole tide and current thing, we didn’t pay any attention to our timing when we left Catskill and ended up fighting the current for a good portion of the trip, making for a very long day out on the water. We did sail past West Point though, and that was pretty cool! Maybe even cooler though, was when we looked up and saw what looked like a helicopter on some electric wires running over the river. Oh yeah, and there was a guy sitting on a platform in the landing gear working on said electric wires! Yikes! That’s not a job you’d ever catch me volunteering to do!
The next day we headed to Upper Nyack, NY where we anchored out in front of the beautiful Hook Mountain State Park. It continues to be a trip of firsts…this is where I cut Jim’s hair for the first time, and no, there are no pictures of this event! I don’t think it came out TOO bad though, and he seems to be happy with it! Soon it will be his turn to cut and color my hair…stay tuned to find out how that turns out!
Our third hop took us under the George Washington Bridge and into New York City, where we grabbed a transient mooring ball at the 79th Street Boat Basin. We spent a total of eight nights
banging moored on a ball there. We’re not “big city” folk, but had never visited the Big Apple before, so figured now was our chance. NYC, and our experiences there, are big enough that they deserve their own post, which will be forthcoming soon!