Trail conditions: wet

We are currently experiencing some of the highest tides of the year, occurring in the afternoon for the next few days. Please consult tide tables when planning your trip to the lighthouse. After tidewater recedes, portions of the trail may have puddles of water or detritus. Footwear

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Kite-surfing spider

While kayaking on the lower Esopus Creek, I noticed a tiny creature skating across the surface of the water. At first, I thought it was a water bug. As it passed in front of my kayak, I saw that it was in fact a “kite surfing” spider.

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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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