I didn't do a write-up for this year and I only have a few photographs.
This was a good trip, starting in Verplanck and heading north to Kingston over three and a half days. We had three boats, the DeSager, the Black Sheep, and the Codpeace. There were some lovely fair winds, some periods of serious rowing, and beautiful scenery. There were trains, pirates (actual thieves), and aggressive sprinkler systems. There were friendly receptions at camping spots, the best of which was at the Chelsea Yacht Club in Beacon.
The Codpeace came in second at a race in Kingston. She had proved herself in chasing the boat thieves, and we acquitted ourselves well.
Bob has his own write-up with photos at http://www.millersfalls.blogspot.com/.
|The Codpeace in front of Indian Point Nuclear Power Facility||The Codpeace in front of Indian Point Nuclear Power Facility||A hamlet on the west bank of the Hudson||Jen, Bill, and Kevin rowing with the Codpeace well ahead of us||The Black Sheep with some bridges and hills|
|Approaching the Bear Mountain Bridge||A barge and tugboat||The Bear Mountain Bridge||At the dock at Bear Mountain State Park||The DeSager full of gear|
|The Beacon-Newburgh bridges||Shadows beneath the Beacon-Newburgh bridges||Fog shadow against the distant shore with the Beacon-Newburgh bridges||Shadows beneath the Beacon-Newburgh bridges||Loading up at the Chelsea Yacht Club|
|Don (and others), a bit blurry, at the Chelsea Yacht Club||Almost ready to go at the Chelsea Yacht Club||Almost ready to go at the Chelsea Yacht Club||A strange "tomb" along a hillside, halfway to Poughkeepsie||A stone crushing and sorting operation|
|Our camp at Marist College||Bill readying his tent||The camp at Marist College seen from above with the boats on the dock||The boats on the dock|