On our way between Poughkeepsie and High Falls, we went by both the Rondout Creek and Walkill River and noted that we would like to kayak on them one day. A couple of days later became that one day! Easy, since the kayaks were already on the car! It took us about 1.5 hours to kayak upstream for about a mile or so (how to tell distance while kayaking?) and only 20 minutes to come back to our starting point! Notice how our starting point was next to an old covered bridge that was next to a small park with no parking on that side of the road! When we got back, we noticed that boaters put in under the overpass for the main road. See how smart we were?
We passed by a couple on a fishing boat, and when I asked if they had been fishing and caught anything, I thought the man replied that they only went down as far as the Moses, but Dot thought he said they were just moseying today. That's important to note because of the man in the tree we saw when we were almost back to our starting point, but still upriver from where we saw this couple. I named that man Moses. If not Moses, then he should be a Clyde or something like that - agreed?
We watched a red-tailed hawk circle above us and that was the only wildlife we saw on this day. I told Dot about how Pat took me to an inlet across the Hudson River north of us to see a bald eagle and its nest, some turtles, and at least one blue heron. She still isn't too keen on kayaking on the river. I can understand.
After that, we went to nearby High Falls again, but this time we ate at the restaurant/bar across the street from the Eggs Nest. Then, we walked the trail next to a few locks, or what remains of them, of the Delaware and Hudson Canal system that went from PA to Kingston! While i knew the Canal museum was here, I didn't know about the trail and the locks!