Kingston, NY

Due to my technological ineptness, my day off for illness and difficulty at a couple of marinas getting internet service, even tho’ we have a booster, I am catching up tonight while I have the chance.   🙂

For the record, we are enjoying this experience.   We basically take each day as it comes , except for the fact that we need to be in certain places at certain times for work and other related activities.  But that is what life is about, even on a boat!

We departed Half Moon Bay Saturday morning, July 9, 2016.  We traveled a peaceful, rather cold and cloudy 51 miles. The first structural view was West Point, on the West side of the Hudson River.

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WEST POINT

We also were able to see the CIA from the river along with the “top” of Roosevelt’s home thru the trees.  The rest of the day cruising was spent watching trains go along the tracks, enjoying scenery, and planning for the night’s stay.

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FREIGHT TRAIN HEADED SOUTH
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AMTRAK HEADED NORTH
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TYPICAL VIEW WHILE ON THE HUDSON RIVER—-RED DAY MARKERS ON THE RIGHT!!

Today is Sunday, July 10, 2016.  We are in Kingston, NY at RondOut Yacht Basin.  We were here last night and again tonight.   Today we lowered the dingy and rode across this river, Rondout Creek, to a restaurant named “OLE SAVANNAH SOUTHERN TABLE AND BAR”  for brunch.   Feeling MUCH better today, we both enjoyed the food.

This building was once the headquarters for Thomas Cornell and the Cornell Steamboat Company.   He made most of his money owning, operating and maintaining the towboats that moved the barges and passengers up and down the Hudson River.  His route covered  Albany to NYC.  The years of his success were in the 1800’s when steam boating and river travel and trade were at their peak.   Even today, many goods are transported via barge and the tow boats.   ANYWAY — this old building is in fabulous condition and has been repurposed into this great restaurant, sitting right along Rondout Creek.   This creek is very deep and today continues to have barge traffic.

After lunch, we walked thru the small old village, and then rode up and down the creek in the dingy viewing the boats and marinas along the river.

It was a great day.  🙂

Tomorrow we are off to Albany.

 

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