2014-08-29 Stonington, CT – Newport Cousins – Eleanor Q, Exuberant, Cutting Class, Kindred Spirit

It is feeling a bit like reunion week aboard Magnolia. As we were departing Onset Eleanor Q was departing Block Island and a rendezvous was quickly established of Cutty Hunk Island which is along the south shore of Buzzards Bay.

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Eleanor Q and Magnolia spent a great deal of time together on our trip to the Bahamas and back, so any opportunity we get to meet up is always welcome!

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There is not a lot on Cutty Hunk but the island had a terrific vibe and we certainly enjoyed our walk around to explore. Frank and I even scored and ice cream….or two along the way.

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Not sure of the current status but that was a Coast Guard Station at one point.

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Saying our goodbyes to Eleanor Q we headed off to the fabled sailing city of Newport RI

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I used to think you could really feel the history in Fredericksburg, VA and that area of Virginia. Let me tell you, this coast-line smacks you with history particularly I guess its called the “Gilded Age” turn of the last century time.

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Crazy house in Newport Harbor.

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Particularly fun was meeting up with my cousin and AnnMarie along with Deb and Jonathon. We had a lovely evening catching up along with a great meal! Thanks for making time!

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Before departing we met up with Exuberant. With Bert away of a brief trip  Pru joined us for a lovely evening on Magnolia. Magnolia made a 33 mile hop over to Stonington CT to rendezvous with Cutting Class and Kindred Spirit.

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We were introduced to Marcia and Dan of Cutting Class by our mutual friends on Kindred Spirit. We all spent various times together in Hopetown Abacos.

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Grabbing a coffee awaiting Kindred Spirits arrival on Saturday.

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Our first look at the new Kindred Spirit. Yup, the one we use to know was a Morgan Sailboat like ours. Since our last visit together they crossed to the “dark side.” That what us sailboat people call power boats. Smile In spite of it she us a lovely vessel! Smile

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Kindred Spirit was out first “buddy boat” we ever had! We departed the Chesapeake together last fall. They will always carry a special place in our memories! Sadly they will not make to the Bahamas this winter but we are certainly hoping for a Maine Meet-Up next summer!

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In case you ever wondered, this is how we get to dinner when we go out!

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Magnolia as seen from Kindred Spirit. (She looks so tiny from up on the fly bridge…)

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