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Tonight's movie selection

Monday Movie Night, featuring Master and Commander. 8PM. Unlike last week the weather seems to be cooperating this week. The thunderstorms appear to be passing north of us, and the wind is forecasted to slacken this evening around showtime.

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Flotilla on its way downstream

I just got off the phone with Ayen Tran, a crew member of the flotilla of art boats making their way down the Hudson River. Dubbed the “Swimming Cities of the Switchback Sea,” they are due at the lighthouse on Wednesday for evening performance. Ayen said they

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Katydid moon

Full moon. Calm air. Smooth water. Slack tide. I paddled my kayak out into the middle of the river and let myself drift. The moon was already high in the sky. A light air rippled the water ever so slightly, shimmering and scattering moonlight. A katydid chorus

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Cool, cool river

Water temperature: 72 degrees Fahrenheit at 3:30 PM today. Following a week or more of cool, breezy days and several downpours, the water temperature dropped to what it was back in the first weeks of June when I first started swimming for the season. It’s brisk for

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Sometimes, I need to remind myself how unusual my life can be and not take it for granted. For instance, yesterday, I paddled across the river to Tivoli to pick up my groceries. I did this as a matter of course. Yet, I must ask myself, how

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Cool, cool summer

Yesterday was unseasonably cool. On average, August is cooler than July. Evenso, Yesterday was surprisingly chilly. Overcast, breezy and rainy, the day felt more like early autumn than late summer. It was perfect for a long afternoon nap under a quilt with windows open and breezes blowing

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Movie cancelled for tonight

Due to persistent thunderstorms, the movie night will be cancelled for tonight, Monday, August 11. Let’s hope for better weather next week.

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Bon voyage

Yesterday, I gave a tour of the lighthouse to a group of kids from a summer day-camp. Of course, everyone was eager to climb to top of the tower. I stood at the top while each camper scaled the ladder, one at a time. While keeping an

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Yellow bird in the mulberry tree

I carried a heavy load on my shoulder up the ramp from the dock when an older gentleman asked me a question: “What’s that yellow bird in the tree around back?” Without seeing the tree, I answered: “Yesterday, I saw a cedar wax-wing in that tree.” “No,”

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Sailboat captain rescues kayakers in distress

This afternoon, I returned home and noticed a couple of kayakers near the lighthouse. They were in and out of their kayaks so often I assumed they were practicing Eskimo rolls and wet exits. Later, a visitor at the lighthouse asked me whether I thought the kayakers

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Saugerties Lighthouse
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Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy
PO Box 654
Saugerties, NY 12477