11 September 2004
We had nice weather on what we thought could be our last weekend to paddle of the year. We were right. This did turn out to be our last two paddles (we also went out on the 12th.
We put in at the end of Main Street in Tivoli, NY. From there we crossed the Hudson River and headed north toward Saugerties. We found the Saugerties Lighthouse at the mouth of the Esopus Creek.
We paddled up the Esopus as far as we could. There is a waterfall that prevents further travel. The waterfall is near the town and almost under a Route-9W bridge.
We turned around and headed back out of the Esopus. Once back in the Hudson we headed north again into new (for us) territory. We found a sandy beach to pull out, stretch our legs and back and have lunch.
After lunch we headed east across the Hudson River. Once near the eastern shore we followed it south back to Tivoli and that ended our paddle.
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