The Hudson River is a pretty place. I don't know why I struggle with that. I always had an impression that it was just a dirty river that flows through New York City. Not so. North of Yonkers it has beautiful mountain scenery. Down at water level it has many interesting lighthouses. Cameras at the ready!
One particularly scenic portion of the river is the area around West Point Military Academy. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. Just as we approached the Academy, the skies opened up. We could hardly see anything for a short period of time. Fortunately, the rain stopped before West Point was out of sight.
|West Point Military Academy|
We broke the river into short 30nm pieces. Catskill, Marlboro, Haverstraw and then on to NYC. We are now 680nm from Wiarton. We finally had to breakdown and took on some fuel. I was hoping to make New Jersey, their fuel was a lot cheaper on my delivery trip home from Fort Lauderdale. A day or so later, I also decided to perform an oil change. Not bad, 580nm without fuel.
|George Washington Bridge|
|Freedom Tower off our stern|
|Financial District at night|