I Love Nyack

After an overnight stay in Greenwich CT, and a grey, rainy overnight at Bayside Marina in Queens, NY., we cruise easily through the fearsome Hell Gate at dead slack tide and head up the Harlem River to meet the mighty Hudson River. Unfortunately, the Hudson’s tide is against us and slows us down to 4.5 kts. This is not good. It’s not only slow, it uses a lot of diesel. We decide to tie up to a free municipal dock in Yonkers to wait a couple of hours for the fair current north.

A rainy day in Queens.

My sister Elaine and her dog Ziggy come for a visit in Greenwich, CT.

Yonkers Municipal dock.

A tug joined us at the free dock. The sign says “Transients Welcome” but the gates leading to the street with all the stores and restaurants are locked! Fortunately, somebody peeled up a section of the chain link fence so we could crawl under and get some supplies. C’mon Yonkers. What’s up with that?

After leaving Yonkers we have two viable options within our cruising range: Dock space in Tarrytown at $1.25 a foot, or a mooring at Nyack Boat Club for 25 dollars a night. Since we pumped out and filled our water tanks in Queens, we opt for the latter, and I am so very glad we did.

Launch driver Dave will be the first to welcome you.

Nyack is an eclectic little village nestled just north of the Tappan Zee bridge. After less than an hour, we like it so much we pay for 3 nights.

They’re building a new Tappan Zee bridge.

The Nyack Boat Club is a private organization that has been around since 1909. It’s members are hands down the friendliest boaters I’ve ever encountered.

Hanging at the clubhouse. Free sandwiches and beer!

Carol the Compliance Officer. Everyone is nice here.

Relaxing in Nyack.

The XO finds yoga and crossfit places; I find the cigar store; we both discover the good pizza place.
We went to a new place and start making friends right away. It’s a rarity. I know we have to move on, but I can’t help thinking I could be happy here forever.  SOCOBO7/28/17

Hudson RIver at Nyack, NY, looking north

Hudson River at Nyack, NY, looking north


4 thoughts on “I Love Nyack

  1. My sister Barbara and her husband Tom live in Irvington NY she is about 2min from the Hudson river just off the tapenzy bridge

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