69 miles to New Baltimore

Cruising up the river Monday was another day full of awesome sights!  We met another Loop boat “Caprice” a 46 Grand Banks with 3208 CATS like mine, Owners Tom and Marsha were very nice and have a beautiful boat.  We were off by 0900, light south wind and todays heat index would be around 103.  We traveled through Ulster, Duchess, Greene and Columbia counties.  There are wineries, the culinary institute of america and very cool points of interest along this stretch, well actually along the whole Hudson there are lots of things to do.  The water is finally almost all fresh, you can tell the boat is sitting a little lower in the water because fresh water is less dense than salt water.  Pura Vida is sure happy to be in the fresh water again, all of her raw water parts are ecstatic at this point because the salt is not trying to corrode them anymore lol.  We made it to New Baltimore NY and got fuel and a slip at Donovan’s Shady Harbor Marina.  I got to meet the owner Brian Donovan, he’s very friendly and runs a great establishment.  His 02 Hatteras “Corporate” is a beautiful yacht.  The restaurant here is called Boathouse Grille, it was delicious and I highly recommend eating here.  My dad and I had a great dinner with some new friends we met here, Gary and Angie aboard “Unruly” a beautiful Back Cove.  We have been toying with the idea of doing the Trent Severn waterway that takes you through Canada, Gary and Angie did this route last summer so we all had dinner together and talked about the route.  I’m looking forward to sharing with everyone this part of the trip, it should really be interesting boating through Canada.

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