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... just about come to the end of our little New England tour and have travelled through 6 states...at the moment we are in Newport, Rhode Island...home to some pretty rich folk and some serious boats!
The weather has been great, blue skies and sunny days so we have been blessed. Back to Boston tomorrow for a week then On to New York...
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“You haven’t been to Newport unless you’ve been on the harbour” he said. We did and he did, ferrying us back just before sunset for the flag lowering ceremony at the club. Bruce lowered the club burgee, and then offered to let me fire the cannon. We donned hearing protection, and as the sun set, I fired the small, silver thunder-maker. Bruce dutifully lowered the Stars and Stripes, and we wandered back up to the clubhouse, pretty stoked with our ...
... almost on my knees to get to our first floor room. We went for a short walk around town - it is very cold and still raining - so we retreated to the Oyster Bar for a drink and diner - excellent. Oh JFK and Jackie got married at the church across the road from our guesthouse. Sighting: A lot of pleasure craft and yachts - never seen so many since leaving NY. Mileage: 134 ...
... by his boss's frowning glances) telling them all abut Rhode Island specialities such as johnny cakes, lobster rolls, coffee milk and believe it or not a type of chow mein that is only found in this area.
And so with heads full of things they had learnt that day the backpackers set off to find their long awaited motel, passing on the way a typical yellow school bus just like ...
Newport is costal town to the south of Boston which used to hold the one of
the most prestigious sailing races, the America Cup.
We had actually visited Newport previously on the trip on the way from
Providence. Tamsin showed us the wonderful cliff walk which is
nestled between the ocean and the mansions of Newport. These were
built by the super rich of the 20th century and are modelled on
English mansions ...