Rondout Creek Paddle
28 August 2004
Cold Spring Kayak Club members (not a club scheduled paddle)
Nine of us met and paddled the Rondout Creek in Kingston, NY.
We launched from the Kingston Point Park (at the end of Delaware Ave) into the Hudson River.
Paddled around the Rondout Lighthouse. Construction started in 1913, first lit on 25 August 1915. For more information visit the Hudson River Maritime Museum web page (http://www.ulster.net/~hrmm/rondout/light.htm).
We paddled up the Rondout Creek past the Rondout section of Kingston, many (and I do mean many) private power boats, tug boats, barges (some even still floating) a gravel mine, a metal scrap yard, at least one floating dry dock and some beautiful homes. There were even a few other kayakers on the creek that day.
We went as far as a kayak can go in the water (waterfalls) and found a pull out for lunch where we celebrated Steve's birthday. A few then went to the waterfall to play in the water while the rest looked around the area and chatted.
On the way back a practice rescue was performed.
All in all a beautiful day. A very nice paddle.
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The photo developer I used damaged some of the pics. Sorry for marks and odd colors on a few of the images.