Our Trip To Rhode Island

We vacationed in Rhode Island this June and enjoyed the many sites of the Ocean State. One of our favorite spots was Point Judith Lighthouse.

If you stay in Galilee, The Sunflower serves a great breakfast!

We based our trip from the fishing village of Galilee and stayed at the Lighthouse Inn.

The village is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the country.

Gulls love the scad fish used for lobster bait. Look closely and you might see one scavening.

The village offers many harbor sites such as this.

This home is often featured in films. The owner is constructing this lighthouse by hand including carving the stone!

Digging for clams is a favorite activity.

The Point Judith Pond offers a great spot for Cormorants to dry their wings. They lack oil in their feathers and must dry out periodically or sink!

Narragansett reminded us of Normandy. Maybe it was the Norman style Towers (actually home to a casino) or the sea wall and rocky shore line.

No trip to Rhode Island would be complete without sailing in Newport.

Fort Adams is home to the Newport Jazz Festival which takes place in August each year.

One of many sailing vessels on the bay!

Hammersmith Farm is the childhood home of Jackie Kennedy and the site of the wedding reception when she married John Kennedy.

This house was once the home of the Hutton family and is now a resort.

One of many sites which made the ocean side of Newport so inviting.

A foggy morning in Galilee harbor.

A gull takes a rest.

Sachem Pond is located on Block Island. If you look closely you will see one of many white swans found there.

North Lighthouse on Block Island is in the distance.

Mansion Beach offered sand and sun!

One of Block Island's most picturesque locations is Mohegan Bluffs.

South Lighthouse warns ships away from the Bluffs.

Block Island is easily reached by taking the ferry from Galilee. It is about a 35 minute ride.

Our next side trip took us to New Bedford, Mass. Here we saw the Custom House, one of the oldest in the nation.

This old bank now serves as the Visitor Center for the New Bedford Whaling National Park.

Doesn't he look like he should be on board a whaler?

The Seaman's Bethel is the location of Herman Melville's sermon scene in "Moby Dick".

While waiting for the ferry to Martha's Vineyard we were intrigued by the boat parking lot. They use heavy duty fork lifts to "park" the boats.

The Edgartown Lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard. The beautiful house is actually a hotel located across the street from the lighthouse.

Also on Martha's Vineyard is Gay Head. It is the home of these beautiful clay cliffs.

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