Monday, August 28, 2006

The View From A Block

We just got back from 9 days on the boat, most of it spent in Block Island. We headed out last Saturday, spent 2 days anchored in Mattituck, then on to Block, where we anchored for a night and then picked up a mooring right in front of Block Island Boat Basin for the next 4 nights.

Sunset at our anchorage in the Great Salt Pond at Block Island, also known as New Harbor.

Joyce on a beach on the western side of Block Island. She's wearing her snazzy new long sleeved T-shirt.

Here I am, enjoying a cooling beverage at The Oar, the restaurant with the best grilled Mahi-mahi sandwiches.

Joyce at the beach just below the Southeast Lighthouse, where we body-surfed in the breaking waves.

The red Wrangler we used to explore the island. There's nothing so cool as having a four wheel drive with high clearance to find those out of the way places.

Joyce standing on Mohegan Bluffs, overlooking the beach we were at earlier, with the historic Southeast Light in the background.

I'm standing in front of the Lighthouse. They had to move it back around 300 feet from the bluffs or erosion would have claimed it.

Joyce at the Lighthouse. They say the ghosts of the original light keepers still roam the building, but I think it's just a spooky legend. I mean, who would believe that ghosts actually stand around, looking through the windows? Uh....

The last day we got caught in some awful weather, but at least the wind and waves were behind us and we got home in record time.


At 8/28/2006 5:18 PM, Blogger Sue123 said...

I'm not jealous, no, really. I mean, our tour of the Thimble Islands more than made up for the hours staining and varnishing our new window surrounds !!!!
Welcome back.

P.S. Saw Ned today campaigning outside of the Bridgeport teacher's first day - Harbor Yard extravaganza - with a new employee.

At 8/28/2006 8:43 PM, Blogger CT Bob said...

Hi Sue! Ned was at Harbor Yard? Shoot, this damned "making a living" thing made me miss another cool event.

I'll bet your windows look great, though.


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