New York City to Toronto here we go…
I arrived Saturday May 16th, in the evening, just enough time to have a nice dinner in Nyack, I love this town. Maybe its just because I have been here so many times now, it feels almost like home. The restaurants are great, and the people are friendly. It has the old US homey town feeling. The boat was waiting for me in the water at the dock. Peterson’s Boat yard, hauled the boat, painted the bottom, and tuned up the motor amoung other service items.
The next morning, I completely cleaned the boat inside and out and was on my way to Haverstraw. I had a wonderful sail tacking up the river on jib alone. Nice tunes on the XM radio, cold drink in hand, 20 knot breeze, sailing 6.7 knots topped out at 7.5 on jib only. That’s speed over the ground, I may have been with the tidal current. But I did’nt care, I was going to be on time for Dinner with friends in Haverstraw.
The next morning a couple of friends joined me, Mary Zuidema and her friend Julie Brandt from a Church I attended down here in New Jersey. They will accompany me to Catskills, NY, where we will take the mast down.
We landed at the town dock in Highburgh, NY. it’s still off season, so no charge. We went for a little stroll on the board walk, had dinner at a beautiful restaurant in view of the boat on the patio. Went back to the boat, and watched a nice movie, then we turned into bed early. Don’t worry we all had separate cabins, no kinky stuff going on here.