Monday, July 02, 2007

Tall Ships come to Newport Rhode Island

Yesterday I had the privilege of being entertained, fed and hosted onboard our good friends Joe and Peg's lovely yacht.
We arrived just beyond the Jamestown Bridge and set anchor preparing to spend our day watching the Tall Ships.
We had heard they were starting at 12 but from our vantage point, it was much later, around 1:30 before they started coming into view under the bridge. I took a zillion photos, but can't post them all here. So here are a couple and the rest will be on my ricoast blog and some on my Active Rain blog.
The weather cooperated nicely as it was an absolutely gorgeous day. Although watching the Tall Ships from afar is not as exciting as being up close (so you can hear the marching band music), it is still a thrill to view them as they parade in majestic magnificence around the island, swamping in size and detail the zillion boats of all shapes and sizes that swarmed around them.

It's not only seeing the Tall Ships, its being a part of all the other boats in Narragansett Bay, enjoying the sun and just having a great day. Thankyou Joe and Peg!

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