Tomorrow or later today I’ll explain my fotos at the top of the Flickr gallery lower left. Meanwhile, thanks much to Kate and Dock Shuter for these fotos from the Rhinecliff side of the Hudson taken eight days ago. From near to far in this foto: ice sailor on skis, his kite propulsion, Kimberly Poling, and the Rondout Light.
Here crews up-rig/tweak their ice yachts at day’s start. For more on these vintage boats, see tugster posts from Feb 7, Feb 8, and Feb 9 2010 taken a few miles north of Rhinecliff. Note the unidentified (and from an iceboater’s POV) “dreaded” USCG icebreaker in the distance.
Iceboat pics from Feb 20 in the next post. As I said, see previews in Flickr gallery to the left. Click here for the info clearing house for ice boating in the Hudson Valley, site maintained by webmaster . . . the ever-gracious John Sperr. Be careful . . . there are enough links to fascinating stories at the HYIRC site to engage you all day.
Thanks to all for your kind words related to the NYTimes article.