First mate's loop log dated 6192013
We are presently in the Catskills having travelled up the dirty, fast flowing, wide and deep Hudson River from New York City. We passed a place called World's End which happens to be the deepest place of the Hudson River. Our depth gauge read 178 feet.I read that there is even a greater depth somewhere close by.
We spent a fun couple of days in New York City seeing the sites by open top double decker bus. Besides being side swiped by a couple of trees, the trip was interesting and informative.
This was an interesting site in the middle of the Hudson River - Bannerman Castle on Pollipel Island. The island was purchased by Scotsman Francis Bannerman in 1900/1901 to be used as a military surplus warehouse (Bannerman bought weapons from the Spanish). You cannot visit by private boat but can by using a private company. The castle is in ruins, the last collapse happened in 2009. It still made for a wondrous looking site.
We are now in a marina at Catskill, New York. Gary is changing oil, transmission fluid etc while I am typing my blog. I am being used as the "gopher" - go for this, go for that.
An uneventful day for me - I did not get a free bath!!!