- Todays Trip Day 10
- Start 8:10am
- End 3:20pm
- Underway 5:50 Hours
- Distance 47.5 Miles
- Av Speed 8,4 Knots
We had a beautiful ride up the Hudson today passing places like Bear Mountian, Bannerman Castle, West Point, and countless freight trains, marina's and homes on the river banks.
West Point from the river is an incredible site, The massive stone buildings tower over the river bank, It is hard to imagine how they built these buildings dating back to 1778.
Bannerman Castle was built in the early 1800's and only part of the castle remains. The remaining walls are very visable as you go by on the river.
We passed (Or should I say we were passed by) many frieght trains running along the river, some of these trains were over a mile long.
We arrived at Rondout Creek, around 2:30, and our plans were to anchor out ont he creek for the night. As a backup I reserved a slip at the City Marina. It was a good thing that I did, despite there being a couple of anchorages lsit in our navaigation software, I did not feel that they had enough room, to anchor out of the channel.
So once more back at a dock for the night. Tomorrow we will head for New Baltimore, NY. My first job in the morning will be to find a slip.
While we were at Croton On Hudson, we rented a car for a day to do some sight seeing. We visited Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, West Point and Croton Dam
At Sleepy Hollow Cemetery we visited the grave sites of Washington Irving, Andrew Carnegie, Walter Chrysler, Leona Helmsley, and William Rockefeller. I will not put the details in the blog, but I can tell you someone out there REALLY hates Leona Helmsley.
West Point is still closed to visitors but we were able to tour the visitors center and the musuem. Someday I would like to go back and tour the grounds.
Croton Dam, was the first large masonry dam in the United States. Completed in 1842, it was the prototype for many municipal water supply dams in the east during the mid-nineteenth century. The pictures do not do it justice.
Saturday, we rode our bikes to the beach on Half Moon Bay. The entery fee was $4 per person, and was not worth it. We went there to cool off and were very disappointed to find out, at the deepest part they let you in the water was not even up to our knees. Live and learn.
Scott & Angel