You never know (today’s row)

Today I decided to go for a short, maybe 4 mile row, but it didn’t turn out that way.  I was just going to relax and move my body for a couple of hours. After catching both the moon and the sun in one of my selfies I crossed through the Sleighsburgh to go directly onto the Hudson River and south (check map below).  I can only do this at high tide and so it provided a short cut.   My plan was to just go down the Hudson for about 45 minutes.  Much to my surprise within that time I found myself at Big Rock Point!  I forgot that the short cut provided me extra time.  I saw my friend’s beautiful sailboat there and, of course, decided to turn around since this was much farther than I wanted to go…  But, helas, I then realized why I had gotten there so quickly.  The ebb current had just begun and began to press on me southwards.  Ugh.  And a brisk northerly wind did me no good.  In fact, the tug of war between the current moving southwards and the wind moving northwards set up some white caps and made my return journey as hard as it was easy going down!  Thankfully the tide was still high enough that I could cut across the Sleightsburgh again but at the point where I could cut across the Osprey crane.   All in all a great but vigorous 7 mile row this morning.

Much to my surprise

While rowing I caught both the moon and the sun in the same shot.  I didn’t notice it at the time.  Note that shooting over my shoulder (a selfie), everything is backwards.  I was east of the Hudson River Maritime Museum shooting towards the light house (Rhinecliff).  The sun (at 87 degrees) would have been over Rhinecliff and the moon south and west (229 degrees).

 

Rondout Creek TIDES AND CURRENTS

TUESDAY……..September 8th, 2020….. Time:..5:10 am EDT
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Feels like 60°F (High 82)…..FAIR……Humidity 96% …..Wind 2 mph SSW (rising to 7 mph at 2 pm)……Precipitation : 0%
Water temperature 73.9 degrees F (23.3 C); Water plus air temperature = 133.9°F

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—-Tides—–
06:10 AM 3.4 feet High Tide
06:29 AM Sunrise
11:59 AM 0.8 feet Low Tide
12:30 PM Moonset
06:18 PM 3.7 feet High Tide
07:16 PM Sunset
10:34 PM Moonrise, 69.1% visible, Waning Gibbous
—-Currents—–
07:42 AM slack –
10:24 AM ebb -1.18 knots
02:06 PM slack –
04:54 PM flood 1.11 knots
08:24 PM slack –
10:54 PM ebb -1.01 knots
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[Ebb current is when the water flows towards the south (Poughkeepsie). Flood current is when the tide flows towards the north (Albany). Slack is the period in between when the water is still (not flowing north or south).]     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP8vNMQctjM&t=157s

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NOTE: This information is manually compiled from different websites. If you see a mistake, please let us know.
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Kingston Weather: https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/ny/kingston/12401?cm_ven=localwx_hour
Visual Tides: https://tides.mobilegeographics.com/locations/3985.html
Water Temps
https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ny/nwis/uv/?site_no=01359139&blurb=%20USGS+Real-Time+Water+Data+Information
Currents:
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaacurrents/Predictions?id=HUR0509_9
Moon Phases:
https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/phases/
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/night/