Day 59. Saugerties NY

Weather was not all that conducive to getting out bed this morning with rain and temperature at 5 degrees Celcius. After some discussion about staying put we eventually decided to put to sea. Had showers and bunkered at Whites Marina’s attractive rate of $2.69 a gallon. We finally got away at 10.45am.

Despite the reduced visibility due to the rain the Hudson River still looked majestic, particularly as we passed under the Mid Hudson Suspension Bridge. We had passed over this bridge two days ago in the hire car. A little later after midday we passed the Culinary Institure of Anerica, it’s campus looked very stately from the river and the aerial photo below shows it to be a substantial campus.

We are anchored tonight at Saugerties, recommended to us by one of the members at Great Kills Yacht Club on Staten Island. The name means Sawmill in old Dutch and this time I can  nearly translate it from my knowledge of 1950s Dutch. Saugherties is delightful and reminds me of Port Fairy in Australia. Photos below looking upstream and downstream from our anchorage. The rain went away as soon as we anchored!

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