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1st Day out of Canada.
This is the day we're living on the edge. Not knowing how long Sioux's new hairdo would take we didn't know what time we would be leaving Canada. Our next stop is a small seaport village called Mystic in the New England area in Conneticut. A total of approx. 753 kms and 431 metres. These GPS things are very precise. Allowing for wrong turns and unplanned diversions that Sioux might 'accidentally' take us on I figured maybe add ...
I've always had a romantic idea of New England - fisherman, lobstah, oysters and clams. I haven't had much opportunity to explore it before now, and work in Rhode Island afforded the perfect opportunity to wet my beak.
Past experiences in driving through NE have given me a brief look at what would be in store - rock fences, narrow streets, and homes with little to no space between them. ...
... 8211; The Elms, The Breakers, Marble House, and Chateau Sur Mer. The Breakers, one of the Vanderbilt homes, is the most famous and grandest of the all, but each house is unique and impressive, especially when compared with the large number of historic houses I’ve toured on my travels through the country. Newport’s great homes are something special.
One of Newport’s best attractions is the 3.5 mile Cliff Walk ...
... The intact historic center of the city
includes many churches and homes dating from the colonial era.
On my first visit to Newport in 1993 as best I can recall I
concentrated on the Cliff Walk, the Breakers, and one or two of the other great
mansions along Bellevue Avenue but saw little of downtown. This time I made it
a point to ...
... fog. A little further east I had dinner of real New England fare at a seafood shack on the beach – fish and chips, clam rolls, clam chowder, and cole slaw. What they called clam rolls I’d be more inclined to call clam puffs or clam fritters, a deep-fried fluffy dough balls with some chopped clams in the batter. It was nothing like a New England lobster roll, which is what I expected it to resemble.
I camped for the night at ...