The house by the old sycamore tree

This evening, I answered a dinner invitation from Bill and Carol Meeker. Before sunset, I kayaked about a mile up the creek to where they live. The Meeker’s are a retired couple that split their year between Saugerties and Florida. Their house on the waterfront is the

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This week's movie

The feature for Monday, September 1st is “Whale Rider.” 8 PM showtime. Weather permitting. There’s some wind in tomorrow’s forecast but hopefully not too windy to raise the movie screen. I’ve already had to cancel once on account of rain and another time on account of wind,

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Autumn migrations

I heard an unusual bird call and stepped outside to see a pair of terns (I think) heading south. On recent occasions, I’ve heard the resident ospreys complain as migrating ospreys pass through their territory. Not long, and they too will head south for warmer climes. Playful

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Tonight's movie

Showing at the lighthouse tonight, Monday, August, 25th: Whale Rider. Start time: 8 PM. Come early to enjoy sunset. Bring a flashlight for traveling the trail after dark.

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Multi-sensory movie experience

Tonight, we viewed a double feature on the outdoor movie screen at the lighthouse. The first was a short documentary “Around Cape Horn” with original black&white film footage from 1929 by Captain Irving Johnson of the passage of the tall-masted sailing ship Peking during a wild storm

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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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