Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Matt's Sailing Voyage #4

Hello again!

I made it to New York, NY!! Finally… Motored 500 miles in eight days. Had a couple short days and several long days, some were more than 15 hours. Made it through the 35 locks with the highest drop being 40 feet. The “the flight of five” into Waterford were five locks within 1.5 miles with an average drop a 35 feet each bringing you down to the Hudson River. I put my mast back up in Catskill, about forty miles down the Hudson but still had to motor the rest of the way to New York. It would have been nice to take more time to do some side trips along the way, like the finger lakes and the Adirondack Mountains. Many of the towns along the way were very nice and historic and some were not… by all means avoid Lyons, NY very depressed area. The Hudson River Valley was very scenic and very beautiful, rolling hills and mountains, huge mansions, rock faces, historic light houses all the way into New York City. I decided not to anchor but to get a dock at the West 79th St. Boat Basin because of the approaching tropical storm Danny which will be coming though on Saturday. So I will be stuck in New York City until Monday I think. It has been raining all day and will rain all day tomorrow and T-storms on Sunday then a good forecast next week. Joe Conway was a huge help getting though the canal and he left this morning so I will be single-handing it to the Chesapeake Bay on Monday where I will be for about six weeks. I plan to fly back to MKE for Labor Day Weekend.

Till next time…


The Concept II

1 comment:

Sibel said...

Very impressive. I am weary of boats, and any body of water, maybe a reminiscence of childhood traumas after watching Jaws :)

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