|leaving the federal lock|
Heading to Hop-On-Nose, Catskill Creek to have our mast put up!
|Hudson River 1st light in Albany|
|yes, those are touques!|
|sharing the road|
Beautiful little river running up to the marina. We fueled up then headed in. Sean (owner) and his crew of 2 took the mast off the boat and placed it dock side. Al was able to rig and place antennas etc. having everything ready for first thing in the morning. Once Al finished we walked to the west side of the town of Catskill then back to the boat for dinner and and early night.
|coming in to Catskill Creek|
8 am mast was put into place and secured by 8:30. It's always such an uneasy feeling seeing your mast swinging in the breeze like that but we felt good about the whole process. Watching the guys do their thing you could really tell they had done this a thousand times before. Even as the thunder and lightening started they were still all business and smiles!
|glad I could help out!|
Al changed the oil and filters while we waited for the storm to pass, which it did within the hour. Sails were up, and boat cleaned by 3pm giving us time to walk the east side of town. Another awesome little town with amazing architecture and super nice folks. The rest of the day was extremely hot and humid, hard for the body to get use to all the temperature variation!
I borrowed Sean's car for a beer run and to pick up groceries, Thanks Sean. We had a celebration dinner at the restaurant on site, absolutely delicious! Then another early night as we would be leaving early in the morning again.
Another big hurtle behind us.
Haven returns to her natural state...
I'm about week behind, sorry! This internet thing isn't as accessible as one would think. More to come soon...