Tuesday, 14 September 2004
Day 13 Tuesday September 14 Hudson River

Hudson River to Haverstraw Bay

We woke up to violent rocking and decided we had had enough. We cruised up the Hudson River to Haverstraw Bay where we tied up at an enormous marina with over 300 slips. The season is really over here with almost no one around. The docks are floating made of aluminum. It is impossible to walk on them without making a lot of noise. It is not hard to understand why aluminum docks did not become popular. This afternoon we got caught up on our sleep and reading. Today we traveled 39 miles averaging 11 MPH. The gain from the current due to the rising tide was 2 MPH. In effect we went 7 miles for free. The trick is to travel around high tide. Since high tide time becomes later as you move upstream you can get quite a sustained boost from the tide if you are traveling upstream. We will test the theory tomorrow. The Hudson River is actually a fjord with high rocky hills on both sides so it is very scenic. The rain from hurricane Ivan is expected Friday or Saturday so we will probably stay put, either at Kingston tomorrow or Troy on Thursday.

Posted on 09/14/2004 8:30 PM by Bob Duthie
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