August 19, 2015

August 19, 2015  Day 60 New York Summer 2015
At Anchor,  Half Moon Bay
Croton-on-Hudson, NY

We left our anchorage near the Rondout Lighthouse (which marks the entrance of the creek into Kingston) at 0730. We had partly cloudy skies all day but it was fairly calm. We did not see too many boats out today – just a few tows with their barges, and a few pleasure craft boats.

Saying goodbye to the Rondout Light
as we left our anchorage this morning

One of many beautiful homes in the hills along the Hudson

Bannerman Castle
West Point ("Beat Air Force" on the roof -
 it says "Beat Navy" on the other side)

More of the West Point campus
As always, we enjoyed passing West Point and admiring the beautiful architecture and the cliffs that surround it.  Our son-in-law is Army, so we took this one photo for him!

We arrived at our anchorage in Half Moon Bay, which is in Croton-on-Hudson. It is a large anchorage and fairly well protected from the south and east.  There were several boats here when we arrived but by five pm there were just three of us. Many of the smaller boats were just here for the afternoon. 

We have been studying the Atlantic Coast forecast for the weekend, especially the wave heights. The forecast is for three footers, but we have learned that is usually underestimated.  We are located about 30 miles north of New York City, so rather than get farther south, we have decided to stay here for three days at anchor and see what happens. 
Our anchorage at Half Moon Bay

We had chicken on the grill, and fresh corn on the cob for dinner.  We are just relaxing for the evening!