The trip up the Hudson to Roundout Creek was just beautiful. The mountains against the river are spectacular.
We passed a gravel factory, saw long freight trains, tugs pushing barges, tour boats and more scenery. Below is Tyler as we were coming up on West Point.
We arrived here in Rondout Creek, and ended the day again in a pool.
While looking out the window at slow moving scenery is not that thrilling to our 12 year old grandson, for me traveling through the Hudson highlands was both nostalgic and exciting. As a young man I traveled the twisting roads on both sides of the highlands from Ossining to Cold Springs, from Bear Mountain to Cornwall.
Seeing it again from the river's vantage was truly special. Especially West Point, where on summer weekends I sat on a knoll and listened to concerts given by the US Army Band.
Then Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Indian Point, Hyde Park…all with their own special memories...and The "CIA" Culinary Institute of America.
So perfect weather, fair but hot winds made this a great leg on our adventure cruise.