Catskill - Hudson River & Catskill Creek
30 May 2005
Mary & John decided to see what there was to see in the Catskill area.
We launched from the 'Dutchman's Landing' public boat ramp and headed north. We paddled under the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. When we seemed to be at the narrowest part of the Hudson we crossed to the east side. We headed north following Roger's Island (a game management area).
We saw what we thought was the north end of Roger's Island and headed in and south only to find a dead end. We checked the GPS and figured out that we still had a way to go to get to the north end of the island. Turn around and northward again. We finally round the end of the island and paddle south between Roger's Island and the eastern shore of the Hudson.
When we get past the southern end we head west, back toward Catskill. We pull out on a beach completely covered in glass from broken bottles. The glass moving across the stones in waves sounded like many small wind chimes playing. Sounded beautiful but looked really ugly.
After lunch we paddled a ways into Catskill Creek. The creek is lined with many expensive power boats. We want to hit the creek again and paddle up river as far as possible.
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