We are anchored in the Hudson River just south of Rogers Island, which supports the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, in Catskill, New York (map). "Kill" was a Dutch word that meant creek or channel, and we considered going a bit up the creek and anchoring closer to town, but its a skinny entrance and the anchorage is tight. Instead we tendered in from here.
We had a nice dinner at the Port of Call restaurant, which has its own courtesy dock. Afterwards we motored further up the creek to see if we could land someplace and pick up a few items, such as milk. Unfortunately, there is really no place to land the tender, except perhaps one of the marinas, none of which is really close to anything. We're glad we did not fight our way into the creek with Vector.
Yesterday's cruise was again quite scenic, and this section of river ended up being sort of the lighthouse tour. Lots of small boats out on a pleasant Saturday, and the Ulster County sheriff's boat passed us in both directions six times.
Not a light house, but one of many expensive waterfront homes we passed. This one has its own island in front (to the left of the photo).
We are in fresh water now, the first time ever for us, and, unless my good friend John corrects me, the first time for Vector in a decade, since he brought her home down the Mississippi and Tenn-Tom waterway. I haven't done the math, but we should draw about another inch now than we do in the ocean.
In a few minutes we will weigh anchor and continue north to Troy, the end of the line for Vector. The waterway continues north (on the Champlain Canal) and west (on the Erie Canal) from there, but a 20' fixed bridge precludes us from going any further than the Federal Lock, the end of the tidal Hudson.
I expect I will not get a chance to post from Troy. We have plans this evening to have dinner with my cousin, who lives in the area. Tomorrow morning we will need to get underway first thing, headed right back downriver, to be in Castleton by mid-day, where we hope to meet up with more California friends, who are detouring to meet us there on their way from Newark to Connecticut. I'll try to post from there, or maybe the next stop depending on tide.