2019-08-09 Newport RI

After a wonderful time in Eastern New England it was time to start making our way west. We planned to visit Newport…..AND THEN…we learned we would be visiting on Newport Jazz Festival Weekend which encouraged us to arrive early to get a safe anchorage spot. We decided to make a long day of it from Hyannis to Newport

We stayed south of Cutty Hunk thinking we would be better able to take advantage of favorable currents.

Newport RI

We encountered a “Pirate Ship” as we passed north of Martha’s Vineyard…thankfully our booty was preserved!!!!

This lovely vessel passed near the end of Cutty Hunk….

A quick “Google” revealed she is available for charter…$238,000 a week…..in LOW SEASON!….just ignore that wealth gap…..

Passing “Sow & Pigs Reef” south of Cutty Hunk…

really…see chart below

After a long passage we arrived a hazy Newport.

Gilded Age mansions everywhere…this is an Inn…room rate $1600 per night

Entering Newport proper is Fort Adams, sight of Newport Jazz Festival. Funny note, within two hours of dropping the anchor the fog was so think we could not see 50ft….i mean THICK!!!!

My cousins Ann Marie & Deb live in Newport as well as fellow Krogen MV Privateer. Do to poor planning my cousins were to be out of town so after a visit with Greg & Lisa aboard Privateer it WAS going to be a quiet weekend in Newport. That was until my friend Al texted asked what the plan was Saturday?…”I have an idea”….Al and Michele were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

Upon their arrival along with Als son Tim & Amanda we headed for Magnolia.

Annette had made a brunch of Quiche, Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit and White Wine Sangria

We later met at thier hotel for a couple of pre-vow photos..

No we did not but the prop was RIGHT in front of the hotel!!!

This chapel is located in the Seamen’s Church Institute ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seamen%27s_Church_Institute_of_Newport

https://seamensnewport.org/ ) Al and Michele discovered the chappel years ago wondering around Newport. It was perfect for two mariners renewing their wedding vows

As we were pursuing the library we found one of our mentors books…”Its Your Boat To” by Suzanne Giesemann ( https://www.suzannegiesemann.com/books/ )

A pre dinner walk around Newport brought us to ” YRS School of Technology & Trades” ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IYRS_School_of_Technology_%26_Trades )

Annette nor I had ever been here before. What an interesting place and wonderful place to learn a trade.

The day of our visit they were setting up for an evening social event.

The schooner Coronet ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronet_(yacht) ) is being refurbished.

After a full day it was time for dinner.

So a quiet weekend ends in sharing a beautiful weekend celebrating a wonder anniversary and accomplishment!! Feeling blessed!

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