We got underway just past 11 am. Looking at maps and ratings of anchorages in the Catskill inlet people complained of not getting a good set. So we thought we'd anchor across the Hudson and dinghy over come dinner. Neither of the two anchorages there struck us as "good" -- one was filled with lily pads, and the other was exposed to the channel (not really near it, but we like islands between us and the big ships if possible).
Saugerties was only an hour away, so we headed there. We have good memories of the anchorage when we came up in June, and a particular restaurant we wanted to go back to. But we explored all three anchorages and weren't overjoyed. Shoaling took a good part of one, the other we recall didn't have good holding, and the last (the one we'd been in before) was really narrow and deep. This is a problem, since the depths means you want to put out a lot of rode, but that means you can swing wide... and a narrow channel makes that unnerving. We needed to put out a stern anchor, but I was feeling cranky about that option. (Back in June we solved this with a handy anchor maneuver we did with Highwind, where we each drop an anchor then back up until we're side by side and raft. So no swinging... it's so awesome!).
|Lovely day and great skyline. The trees are |
slightly yellow, turning for fall.
We might be here for 2 nights. We're keeping a hard eye on the weather, which is looking nasty come Saturday.
|Ate at The Tortilla, a mexican restaurant|
in the down town of Kingston.