Monday, June 17 on the Hudson, Newburg to Sauguties

Delayed start this morning , had to stock up on essentials, wine, beer and bread with taxi run to the local market.

 Away at 10 towards Saugities about 50 miles  upriver.

 First an anticline for Mrs. O,

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or maybe not, I was no great shakes at Geology.

 Then a little railroad station, the line runs right along the river bank.

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Not much is it but just up the hill and hidden in the trees something more befitting a Roosevelt

Hyde Park

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Drama later as I get a bug on my navigation computer.

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A seventeen year Cicada and they are out in their thousands this year.

Lovely day, water about seventy feet deep, rolling along about eight knots, nothing to do but admire the scenery

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and dodge the barges.

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But when they put a house in the middle of the river, some attention should be paid to the depthsounder.


Mid-Hudson Shoal, with a view of the Catskill Mountains in the background.

Finally into Saugities Creek, it’s narrow, this is looking out!

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Troy tomorrow, maybe.

Author: Low Wattage

Expat Welshman, educated (somewhat) in UK, left before it became fashionable to do so. Now a U.S. Citizen, and recent widower, playing with retirement and house remodeling, living in Delaware and rural Maryland (weekends).

4 thoughts on “Monday, June 17 on the Hudson, Newburg to Sauguties”

  1. Thank you so much for my present, such a very kind thought!
    I am the gleeful recipient of so many geologic sweet treats. May I have the other half too of my anticline?

    Amazing the wing structure of your bug, I had heard of the 17 year bloom, but as usual, not this side of the mountains. Very little is in common this side of the mountains with the east.

    Glad to see the weather has improved for you.
    I must show these pics to spousal unit he used to commute every day on the railway up and down the Hudson into Manhattan..

  2. He’s a sweet little bug, LW, and really you’re quite lucky to see him. Now you have to wait 17 years for his cousin.

  3. Sure beats Google’s streetview! Have you thought about approaching Google and perhaps coordinating a “riverview” (quick, copyright the idea, there must be money to be made here somehow ;))

    There was a huge anticline at the Oval yesterday, but like you, I’m no expert 🙂

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