June 16, 2013

June 16, 2013 Day 25  The Hudson River
The Hudson River Maritime Museum Dock
Kingston, NY

Day seven here in Kingston!  We got more work done on the boat.  Joyce polished the stainless steel rails and Bill waxed them. We still had residue from salt spray on them and they desperately needed cleaning.  This last step is supposed to protect the surface and we should not have to clean them as often.

Today was Father’s Day and we talked to both of our children. We also did facetime with our grandson who celebrated his 2nd birthday today! He was very busy playing with his toys! 
We had dinner on board and then took a long walk along Rondout Creek and back through some of the historic area.  This part of town dates back to the early 1800’s.  We liked the slate sidewalks and had fun trying to guess the original purpose of some of the buildings.

We have had no positive updates on the Erie Canal, so we expect to be here most of the week. Loopers on a 22’ sailboat, Aurora, arrived today and we enjoyed meeting them.  We also talked by phone today with Ron and Lisa on Outbound. We plan to meet them in Quebec City in late July and travel together for the remainder of the Down East Loop.