Newport, a sailing capital of the world, and its harbor may best be experienced not by land but by water. This puts one where the action is, and keeps one away from crowds just there to shop and eat.
We were a little delayed yesterday before going out.
|The rigger grabbed his bosun's chair and climbed up the mast to rig the lazy jacks.|
|We picked up some lobster rolls.|
|We then started by the Newport Bridge...|
|...with all of our passengers.|
Newport Harbor provides a great view of so many interesting boats and ships.
This includes some luxurious...
|The Maltese Falcon|
...and others more pragmatic.
Newport Harbor also provides an interesting collection of people (and wardrobes).
One can then head further out for a bit of architecture and landmarks.
I like it for its history, including my own. (My 10th great grandfather was an inhabitant of Newport in 1636; signed the compact in 1638; and was elected Treasurer.) There is also the Touro Synagogue dating back to 1763 (the oldest in America), Fort Adams (1799), Hammersmith Farm and the Naval War College.
|Castle Hill Inn|
|A class using the appropriately named "Optimists."|