Friday, June 11, 2010

Tivoli - Hudson - Esopus Paddle

This write up is from Jeff Kaplan - paddle leader (with a couple of minor edits)

Out of 11 sign-ups 3 of us braved the weather and had a grand time
It was rainy but not a bad morning. This was a comfortable trip of just over 6 miles in total: from Tivoli, across to the Esopus Lighthouse, bed and breakfast where we said hello to the Malden Yatch Club kayakers. We then went up to the falls on the Esopus (low volume for this time of the year). The tide was too high to beach the boats at the lighthouse (our original plan), so we went down river with the waning tide, and nary a motor boat to contend with. We lunched at Magdalen island and the adjacent near shore shallow, but first we spent a good 10 minutes at court of a full-sized Bald Eagle, about 40 ft. away! We returned to Tivoli with the wind at our backs--All in all, a fantastic trip.

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