We heard the trains more than a few times last night and early this morning. We left early, at 05:50. Here is the mountain on the left of us. Look at the road cut into it way up there. Mike and I reckoned that it would not be a road I would like to drive on. Heights are scary for me.
Here are some of the interesting things we saw today along the Hudson:
We noticed they tried a couple times to hook the sling up for the rescue. We looked back after and see that they made it. So thankful for these men and women who are trained to rescue those in need when minutes count.
We arrived at Riverview Marine Services at 14:13. We fueled up and we had made arrangements with them earlier for a slip for the night. They decided to leave us on the fuel dock for the night, Our mast will come down tomorrow. We worked hard the rest of the afternoon. The cloudy and misty rain periods we had throughout the day were over and it was sunny and hot but windy by times. We tried many times to take the jib down but it seemed to be caught on something so we moved onto the mainsail. Took that off and got it all folded and tied up, then we got the boom off and Mike got the mast ready to come down. We tried for the third time with the jib when a man walked over and introduced himself as Pierre and asked if he could help. Pierre has been on a dock here waiting for the locks to open on Friday so he could get back to Quebec city. He was bringing a trawler back from the Bahamas for someone. He has a C&C too (that he keeps in the Bahamas) and said he thought it was a pin at the top of the foil. He offered to go up to the top have a look. Success, jib came down. Thank you, Pierre.
We got the jib folded and tied up It is $250. to get your mast hauled out. And you build your own cradle to support your mast on your boat. They have a wood pile here and you can take anything that is not marked. We found enough to make it. I put my fridge on defrost and after supper, Mike washed the salt off all the boat and enclosure. The staff brought down a ladder for us and in the morning we will take down the radar. We had a very busy day and were ready for bed by 21:00
Today we travelled 49.3 nm.