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... one". We kept doing that until there were no next ones then we're in the middle of bush or forest or whatever they call it here. It was almost dark and another 150kms further on we saw signs to Springfield. I've since been told it's the home of The Simpsons and judging by a few of the folk we saw there I can see why The Simpsons would live here.
As it turns out we turned off a bit early and finished in West Springfield. That's on the west side ...
... held true on this visit, but there is so much more to the experience. First, the architecture here is beautiful. The shingle style homes are a particular favorite, and gothic revival churches are everywhere. New England just seems older - which makes no sense, as the land of the US is pretty much the same age to my knowledge - but long lines of jutting out of the ground where you ...
... as the greatest boat designers of their time with many America‘s Cup winners to their credit. I was surprised to see an early catamaran design in the display of historic boats. Nat was really ahead of his time in that regard. The preserved yachts were easily accessible by steps and ladders, they encouraged you to enter and wander around.
Back to the campsite at Fort Getty to prepare for an early departure for Cape Cod.
... there are so many on the Island. You can rent bikes, mopeds or just use your feet to walk. The majority of the things to do are in the old harbor which is where we landed. It was a great day. The water was fairly smooth and on the way back to the mainland, we watched the storm move ...
... school comp exams. If I recall correctly, we visited The Breakers and Marble House, I walked part of the Cliff Walk, and we had dinner somewhere downtown. I didn’t explore Newport as fully as I am inclined to do nowadays with places I visit.
Most of those grand late nineteenth and early twentieth century mansions are situated along or on the side roads off Bellevue Avenue south from Newport’s historic downtown. As ...