Day 7-8 – Hop-O-Nose Marina in Catskill, NY
August 27th-28th, The mast is up! Still more work to do!
We are very thankful for beautiful weather (actually it’s been sunny since we left Toronto, over a week ago) The kid’s are enjoying the pool and walking around Catskill while I continue to work on the boat. Roxane made it to the laundry mat and the grocery store, so Black Diamond is fully stocked and ready for the rest of our journey. The kids really enjoyed walking through the main street of Catskill because the sidewalks of town are lined with 62 different cat statues, each decorated by a local artist. For example, in front of the police station is a cat dressed like an officer called ‘Copurr’. Another favourite is a pirate cat called ‘Cat ‘n Hook’. One of the cats dressed like Santa is called ‘Santa Claws’. The main street of `Catskill is a tourist attraction with the cute little shops and cafés. It is also the home town of “Uncle Sam” Samuel Wilson one of the older Presidents of the US and the tale of Rip Van Winkle.
We have enjoyed our stay but we must move on! Tomorrow we plan to head south on the Hudson, out with the tide!