June 3, 2012

June 1, 2012  Day 21                                   Total miles to date:  548.57

To catch the current that would give us a nice push, our trio of boats left our marina with the million dollar view of Manhattan and headed up the Hudson River, under the George Washington Bridge, then under the Tappan Zee Bridge leaving the skyline of skyscrapers behind at 7am.  The scenery changed drastically when we arrived in the Palisades area with rocky and tree lined bluffs defining the western shoreline of the river.  We arrived at Half Moon Bay Marina located in a lovely inlet at Croton-on-Hudson around noon.  There are several Loopers here with us: Moor $tuff, Quest, Rickshaw, Raydiance, and Gold Leaf.  We hopped a ride into the small town and shopped in the gourmet market – then we walked back the half mile.  Later in the afternoon we welcomed an old friend Dawn and her husband Mike Miklas who live in northern New Jersey.  We had a great visit with them on Carried Away, then they joined us, Quest, and Moor $tuff for dinner at Capriccio’s for pizza.  A stop at the local ice cream shop made our walk back to the boat complete!
The Palisades
Just crossed under the Tappan Zee Bridge
Half Moon Bay
Friends Dawn & Mke Miklas
visited from New Jersey