This was a hot and humid day, so I was glad I was able to stay inside with the AC and work on my thesis. I met my friend Donna for dinner in Saugerties. She lives in Albany, so this was about 1/2 way between Albany and Phoenicia.
We met at an old lighthouse
on the Hudson River. It is a B&B now, so is generally not open to
the public, but we could walk around it and there was a picnic area.
To get there, we had to take about a 10 minute walk through tidal marsh. They had good trails, but during high tide, up to 6 inches or more of water covers the trail. I don't know that it every truly dries out. With the wet ground, lush greenery, and the heat and humidity, I felt like I was walking through a jungle.
I was on backroads from Phoenicia to Saugerties and back. So beautiful. On the way there I saw 6 wild turkeys and on the way back I saw 5 or 6 deer, including little ones. No place to pull over and take pictures though.
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