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... the time, and it was actually 7:15 am.
A cup of coffee and a beautiful walk in the woods set me right. Addie made a new friend, Sunny, and I had a very pleasant chat with Sunny's person. She was doing a brisk power walk, so I got some good exercise in addition to a lively discussion about health care, education and big data. You meet the most interesting people walking the dog.
Next up was WEBS - America's Yarn Store. I had heard about ...
Lovely sail in to Newport this am. This is a city I really want to come back to and stay for a few days. So much to see and do! We went for a walk along the famous "Cliff Walk" a public pathway right along the ocean that is open to all and goes right in front of all the famous mansions. We ended our walk with a tour of the Vanderbilt's home, the Breakers. Great audio tour so you could go at your own pace. Reminded me of Downton ...
... hand the Wall Street crash in 1929. We easily located the building, which no longer houses a bank, but a fancy club and restaurant, the Cipriani. Before coming to the U.S. Poul worked as a clerk in a Danish bank branch. The branch manager had invited some of his employees to a party celebrating one of his daughters' birthday. It was here Poul met his future wife, 18-year old Ellinor. Jens sometimes speculates that if ...
We left New York in drizzle and arrived in Newport, Rhode Island in drizzle so as we left the ship at 9.30 straight after breakfast it was dressed in our rain gear, and no it wasn't the stylish bin bags acquired in New York but our Berghaus weatherproof walking coats. Rhode Island is the smallest American state according to P&O, an accolade which I thought belonged to Hawaii, with only 1m people living on the 1200 square mile island. It was settled in ...
Newport, Rhode Island has been the scene of many Australian 12 metre yachting disappointments, starting with Gretel way back in 1962, until Australia II's ultimate triumph in winning the America's Cup in 1983!
Australia II's last minute win ended sport's longest running cup defence - when the America's Cup, held by the New York Yacht Cub for 132 years, was finally lost to an Australian challenger!