Kingston NY to West Ponit NY Sept 6, 2014

I’m a couple days behind so I am going to break it into a few different posts.

We pulled the anchor and left Kingston NY.  We had anchored only 150 feet from the main channel, so every barge or boat that went by through the night was rocking the boat.  IMG_4182 IMG_4165 IMG_4185

We started with a couple of interesting light houses.  The second one I did a close up of the year built, 1871.

Then we headed farther down the Hudson river toward NY, City.

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We thought it interesting to see some of the old and new houses that were overlooking the Hudson river.  I wondered about the people that had them built and the people that live in them now.  What a history of generations.

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Then we passed the New York State hospital.  So I wonder if that is the same as the St Peter State hospital on BIGGER.

We went under a couple of suspension bridges just north of Newburg, NY.  They changed the first one from a train bridge to a pedestrian bridge.

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Notice the pedestrians up on the bridge

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The elevator shaft that travels up to the bridge

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The elevator platform on the bridge.

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IMG_4265 The elevator car going to the bridge platform.

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Then the second bridge had the American flag flying from the posts.  IMG_4275 IMG_4286

We met Al and Rhonda Boat “Baby Boo” in Waterford, NY and went to supper with them at Don & Paul’s restaurant in Waterford.  We ate several meals there at Don & Paul’s because the prices were so good.  (Two eggs and toast for $2 WOW)  Anyway while we were out with them they suggested stopping at Newburg for Washington’s Headquarters.  We had a great time with them and thought we would try to stop at Washington’s Headquarters.

So when we arrived at Newburg we got a day dock age (when you only stay a few hours) and walked to Washington’s Headquarters.  It was about 20 min walk to Washington’s Headquarters.  Unfortunately we could not take any pictures inside but it was worth the trip and really reasonable.  $7 for both of us which including a guided tour of the house.

Some a little known fact about the Revolutionary  War was that it didn’t end at Yorktown VA.  That was just the place Cornwallis Surrendered.  After the surrender Washington moved his Headquarters to Newburg NY where he awaited the peace agreement and blockaded the Hudson from the British.  The concern was that the British would come up the Hudson River and try to split the colonies in two and break the Union.  Martha moved up to his headquarters with him and they remained there until the peace accord was signed 16 months later ending the war in 1783.

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This was his headquarters were he stayed awaiting the peace agreement.  In this house he dictated a 17 page letter addressed and sent to all of the colonies in which he described to them what the war was about.  The basis for the Constitution a was taken from that letter.  Also it was here that he refused the monarchy stating that is not what the war was about.  Also put down a movement within the ranks to take military control of the government.  What a great leader we had and how fortunate we were to have so many great men here at that point in history.  What a great man George Washington was.  It helps me realize that this is not a perfect government but it is a great government.  We need to appreciate it and strive to make it better.

Unfortunately we were not allowed to take pictures inside.  For those interested in history I suggest looking all the details up on the internet.

When we went back to the boat we saw Al and Rhonda at there boat “Baby Boo” and had a chance to spend a little more time with them.  Thank you Rhonda and Al for being a highlight in our journey.

West Point maybe they are playing Air Force this week

View from the Hudson of West Point.

 

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Maybe they were playing Air Force this weekend?

View from the Hudson of West Point.

First View from the Hudson of West Point

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More West Point

West Point with the beat Air Force on the roof.

West Point the Fort on the Hill

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We took several pictures of West Point.  Forgive us here I remember when we would go to a relatives house and they had these reals of slides that would bore us with hours of pictures from their vacations.  I hope it doesn’t get redundant.

We got about 10 miles south of West Point found a shallows in the river and threw out the hook.  It had been a long day with a lot of new experiences.

The next day New York City.

“Go Small, Go Simple, Go Now”

        Quote from Larry Pardey

 

“Living The Dream”

     Tammy & Steve

 

 

 

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