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... descendants. They live in lodges made of bark that has been stripped from trees and bent to form a large tented area with a long slit in the roof to let out smoke. After this area you follow the route down to the settlers area which is a large stockade with individual one room houses with earth floors and open fires up against the walls. The place is populated by actors in character that answer questions using only ...
... 1600's. Then we drove past lots of mansions along the way. Newport was where the Vanderbilts, Rockerfellers, etc. built their 'cottages' which were actually mansions! Had lunch at Black Pearl on the Harbor. Then walked along Cliff Walks behind the mansions. The ocean is so clear that you can see the rocks ...
We drove to a mall on the other side of New London to get a couple of errands done. On the way back, we decided to hug the coastline. While, we could not find a cove like the many we found in the Canadian Maritimes, we did stumble upon some neat marinas and harbors as we ...
... you go through a "Better Homes and Gardens" neighborhood of huge, “old money” summer homes. This defines the term “you can't hide money”.
We then drove east to the Point Judith Lighthouse. It is located on the west side of the entrance to Narragansett Bay, as well as the north side of the eastern entrance to Block Island Sound. The confluence of two waterways make this area busy with water traffic and ...
Caught the ferry back to Falmouth, picked up our car and drove 70 miles in an hour to Newport.
Woke up with sore heads and no hot water in the shower, super bad combo. It was 12.30 pm and way past check out, so we packed and bolted to the ferry without showering.
Thankfully the gods were on our side as there was a ferry leaving in 5 minutes so we made a run for it from the hotel. We made it just in time.