07 October 2018
It was still dark when the alarm went off this morning but we were up early to get a jump on the trip down the Hudson. We had to put the genoa on before we left but still managed to get off the dock by 7:30 with coffee in hand. We rode the last of the ebb tide out of Catskills for an hour or so before we started to pay the price with an adverse current. The forecast called for a sunny warm day, however, it remained overcast and grey until noon before we finally saw the sun. Good things often come in twos, and as the skies cleared the tide changed in our favour and before long our ground speed was over 8 knots.
We enjoyed a beautiful afternoon cruising down the Hudson admiring the many beautiful homes that overlook the valley. However, we had to keep a sharp eye out for debris floating down the river. They have had a lot of rain recently in the hills and the small creeks and rivers have washed all kinds of deadheads into the water. We had one or two minor prop strikes from submerged pieces of wood. All in all a great day and we arrived in Croton on Hudson at 5 p.m. Tomorrow we'll wait for the tide to turn and we should be off the hook by 9 for the run to Sandy Hook.
Today's photo reminded me of Rodney Dangerfield in Caddy Shack