7-28-11 Croton Point Park

Took a drive to Croton-on-Hudson today. I ended up spending my entire time at Croton Point Park. This is the site of the Clearwater Festival. Amazing bird watching, great river access. (As always click on image for full size view)

As I was walking through the park I saw a trail that seemed to lead in the direction of the river so, violating every rule I have heard of hiking…know the trail you are walking, where does it go, distance of hike, circular or not, bring water and food…

nope did none of those things…

I headed down an old set of stairs that lead to the trail…

turned the corner…

then to top it off…after falling over a park bench yesterday…

missed the step…

got my foot caught in a creeping vine and fell again…

Once again I landed on my right forearm. Once again the camera is well…

The trail lead past a marsh…

down to a rocky little beach

After I came back to the groomed area of the park I went up a steep set of steps and found myself in the RV Park.

It is big…

Once out of there I was in the bird sanctuary…

which led back to the entrance to the park and the swimming beach…

Hope that you enjoyed the walk.

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10 responses to “7-28-11 Croton Point Park

  1. Awesome spot, beautiful pictures.

    Re. formatting: When you insert the pictures, don’t you choose the «right/left/center»? …and size. Usually, when I do Preview, I can see how they will appear.

    I don’t know, but when I have this many, I prefer to do the gallery thing. It’s a personal choice (c:

    • I did all the right left center and it looked fine in the preview but when I published (the first time), they looked like a jigsaw puzzle with overlapping pieces. This 2nd attempt was the best I could get. I do use the gallery and slide show but sometimes I like the pics to “walk” the page.

      • Yeah, I like that too … One thing I have experienced, though, when I try to do it, is that if I start to change things around — then I’m screwed and might just as well start all over again (c:

        Nowadays, I try to write the text first and then insert the images…

  2. Beautiful pictures. Are they natural or did you enhance the colors in a photo program? The greens are so vibrant and beautiful. I was just curious if it was natural or not.

    BTW, you’ve got to start looking where you are going! 🙂 Although I’m one to talk. I run into things all the time. I tripped over a HUGE rock in Yellowstone a few years ago and cut up my shin pretty bad. My only slightly reasonable excuse, we had just put out the fire and it was dark and I couldn’t see. My ever empathetic husband felt I should have remembered it was there and been able to avoid it regardless. He’s got eyes like a wild animal and years of military training in the dark. Unfair advance I say.

    • Thank you.
      I usually try to keep them fairly straight out of the camera except that I do push contrast and sharpness. On a few of them today…the first shot, the bird and boat, the rock, and the field before the beach shots, I did push color saturation.

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