What a delightful day on the Hudson River. The morning started with shrouds of fog as we approached our anchorage just off Esopus Island, parting the turbid waters of the Hudson River. We enjoyed hiking adventures in the moist, sloped, deciduous forest. We searched for fungi and amphibians freshly invigorated by recent rains.

Our afternoon was bathed in warmth and humidity. We visited the Stoutridge Vineyard & Distillery in the rolling verdant hills of Marlboro, where we sampled lovingly crafted natural wines and spirits. We rounded out our day at The Falcon, where we were treated to a performance of soulful swinging blues by Big Joe Fitz and The Lo-Fi’s.