May 16 – Catskill to Coeymans, 18.0 nautical miles

Once again we pulled out at about 0830 and were bucking the current for almost the next two hours. There was a wind from the south and about 1’ chop on our stern so the ride was very comfortable. This part of the Hudson is mostly lowlands and the scenery, while very nice, is mostly the same all along.

Coeymans Landing Marina is shoreward of a long rock outcropping that bares a low tide and has significant mud flats from the rocks toward shore. There is a narrow channel next to shore marked by red bouys and you must stay in this channel. We arrived about an hour after low tide so the rocks were plainly showing and the depths were pretty shallow. There is actually about 1.5’ more depth than our depth sounder shows and that read 3’ 9” at one point so we still had a little over 5’ of water. We draw just less than 4’ so were anxious but OK.

About half way in the quarter mile narrow channel another boat pulled away from the dock and headed toward us. Not trusting the water on either side of us we turned Sea To See around in her own boat length (I guess bow thrusters do have a place) and went back out to let them pass.

Coeymans Landing Marina south of Albany, NY

Coeymans Landing Marina south of Albany, NY

Coeymans has very friendly staff and we liked the place. Since we had come there to get some electrical work done and that wouldn’t take place until Monday we busied ourselves with boat chores. One important thing was to stow all of the navigation materials we had been using as it was mostly from Delaware Bay to New York Harbor. We pulled out the next batch of material which will take us to the St. Lawrence River.

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