It would have been an easy ride to get us all the way up to Waterford, just past Albany, where we'll make the turn westward onto the Erie Canal. But this little marina on the Hudson gets a lot of hype. All that's here is a nifty marina and a restaurant. Rumor has it that the owners built the kind of marina they'd like to stop at. The place has lots of space, nice floating docks, a heated pool, bathhouses, ship store, dry dock, repair sheds, bocce ball courts, horseshoe lanes, picnic tables, bean bag toss -- the works, and all on groomed lawns and landscaped grounds. Worth the stop, methinks.
Besides, all these quick days gets me lots of docking and undocking practice.
|The Shady Harbor Marina. We're just behind that|