Cornwall, NY

Cornwall, NY
Position: 41 27.0N, 74 00.3W
Posted by Bill

Didn’t post yesterday because it was nothing but busting ass. We prepped to have the mast put up, they put it up, we rigged the boat, we put on sails, we went to dinner (a really good soul food place), we drank several martinis, we went to bed.

This morning we woke up, finished putting the boat back together and gave it a good washing. Lots of Erie Canal mud and slime to wash off. We shoved off the dock around 8:40 and motor sailed to Cornwall, NY. This part of the Hudson is absolutely stunning. It was good to actually put some sails up and we took advantage of the north winds. We needed it too because most of the trip was against the tidal current…again…

When we anchored at Cornwall, a local boater floated over and gave us a history lesson. According to him, Henry Hudson, the guy who was trying to find a northwest passage from the east coast, first went up the Hudson River. He anchored on the same spot as we did (according to this guy anyway), looked back to the southwest and said “this is a great spot for a town”. This is how Cornwall was founded. The local was probably just a drunk and was messing with us…we get that a lot.

Enough of stupid historic trivia. Here is what you all have been waiting for…pics!

Here were a couple of catameran sailboats from Canada that I chatted with on the radio. They are headed for the Caribbean.
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This is the lighthouse at the channel entrance to Saugerties, NY.
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Another lighthouse in the middle of the Hudson. Not sure why they needed all of these in the middle of the river, but hell…why not. And it looks cool.
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We are a sailboat again!
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We saw several big tug boats pushing barges today. Had to make sure they didn’t hit us.
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Approaching our anchorage for the night. Absolutely beautiful!
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West Point is right around the bend. Hopefully we will have pics of that tomorrow! On to the Big Apple tomorrow.

Happy birthday to our good friend Rick, and to our good friend Kerry for her engagement of marriage!!!! Wish we could celebrate with you!

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