Sunday, May 20, 2012

Poughkeepsie Yacht Club - At our dock

Bear Mountain Bridge - the river banks start to steepen
We left Haverstraw Bay in fabulous weather. The sky was clear and the weather warm with flat water for motoring north at top speed. The Hudson River from Haverstraw Bay north is one of the most beautiful rivers in America. You will notice very little development along the river since both sides of the river bank is occupied by train tracks put in place long ago.

The US Military Academy
The river narrows as it approaches the Bear Mountain Bridge and the sides steepen to nearby mountains. Further along you go past West Point Military Academy which trained the best of our commanders such including US Grant, RE Lee, Eisenhower and many, many others.

Storm King Mountain, imposing, right by the Hudson!
Next along the river comes Storm King Mountain which rises 1340 feet above the Hudson River giving an imposing exit to Newburgh and Poughkeepsie. Further up the river you will come to the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club in a setting with a view of the Catskill Mountains to the north. It's a beautiful ride and you ought to take it when you can.

We're now docked at PYC and will be leaving Monday for home and a different life for awhile. This marks the last blog entry for the 2011-2012 trip south. Our plans are not firm yet but we may leave again this fall around September 15 for another cruise down the ICW. Look us up then. Thanks for viewing the blog, it's been fun writing it, goodbye!


Thehoc1 said...

Great blog. Looked forward every day for a great read.

Anonymous said...

Have a great summer. I have thoroughly enjoyed following along again this year and look forward to your cruising in the fall if you go again. I certainly appreciate all of the effort that you put into your posts.


Bob423 said...

Jim, is that your from Rock Hall? Thanks for the kind words - so far we plan on going down the ICW again this coming September.


Anonymous said...

Bob --

Nope. Jim from CT with a trailerable trawler rather than from Rock Hall but that does not diminish my appreciation for your blog. I hope that your plans for September come together and you cruise south again.

Jim (from CT)