Tall Ships Newport Rhode Island

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Tall Ships, Rhode Island by Karen Hurst

 

Sunday the Tall Ships paraded around Prudence Island passing by the Jamestown Bridge.

I was lucky enough to have a front row seat on our good friends boat. Starting out on our trip with mimosas for the ride, we set up on the stern with food and drinks, soaking up the sun. Peggy, our hostess, served a muffaretto, which is like an Italian grinder on French bread with a New Orleans dressing. Delicious!

 We had left a little early to set anchor in a comfortable spot, from which we had a 360 view of the Jamestown Bridge, Jamestown, Prudence Island, Newport  and the Tall Ships as they passed behind the Island and then forwarded on to Newport..Steve and Karen

We were not close enough to hear the Marching Bands on some of the Tall Ship Decks, but could hear bits of the music drifting over the water. The day was absolutely glorious. When we first arrived, there were not many boats anchoring, but within an hour the bay was absolutely packed! Some boats anchored and some followed along with the Tall Ships. We were a little disappointed that there were not as many real large Ships as we remembered from the last time, but the atmosphere in the bay with all the boats proving once again that Rhode Island is the Ocean State, made it well worth our trip.Jamestown by the Bay

 

People along the coast also had set up White party tents and hosted their friends and family for a beautiful afternoon.

A real pleasant way to spend our day.

Narragansett Bay is home to many boaters, both power and sail. Some homes have docks and some have spectacular views. Both vacation and year round homes alike are stunning.

 

 

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Judi Morgan
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Karen,  Good to have you back.  Hope you enjoyed your weekend away.  I did notice you included Steve in the post -- nice to see him. 
Jul 08, 2007 05:42 PM #22
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Sharon Simms
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Karen - I remember watching the tall ships from Castle Hill. It was such a beautiful sight. We had tall ships here in St. Petersburg as well, but it didn't have the drama of Newport - perhaps because there were so many tall ships back then. Glad you were able to enjoy them.
Jul 09, 2007 03:48 PM #23
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Cameron Bagherpour
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I remember going into Boston to watch the Tall Ships as a child.  They were so majestic.  Thanks for sharing.
Jul 09, 2007 03:55 PM #24
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Karen Hurst
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Sharon, Aren't you originally from Newport?  There were more ships before, it seems to have dwindled down a bit. But I guess its tough to get them all in the same place at the same time.

Cameron, It was probably real nice to see the Tall Ships in Boston. Boston is so unique. I love going there.

Jul 10, 2007 07:41 PM #25
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Monika McGillicuddy
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Karen...If only there was a nice campground on or close to the Ocean down there!!!
Jul 15, 2007 10:03 AM #26
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Monika,

There is one here. I believe it is right on Jamestown Island. My brother has been there by boat,  but not sure about the Restrooms.  There is Burlingame, in Charlestown, very near the ocean, but not in view and Fishermans, in Point Judith, also near ocean and Galilee, which is where you would leave to take a ferry to Block Island, (which if you have never been there, is a must!) and with some views of a pond.  I have actually been to that one (Fishermans) years ago when I was fortunate enough to have a small camper. Now we are boaters, just bought another one, so I don't think my RV dream is coming true this year.  Here is the RV website.

Jul 15, 2007 12:35 PM #27
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Monika McGillicuddy
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Karen,

Thanks so much.Your 1st link "here" is busted. What is the name of the place?

I need water to be happy :)

I'll bring my RV and meet you on your boat <gg> that would be  a blast! 

Jul 15, 2007 07:22 PM #28
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Monika,

The first one was Fort Wetherill State Park in Jamestown...You can actually get it from the last link...

That would be fun, two separate ways of traveling to the same destination! An Island!  (with a bridge, btw)

Jul 16, 2007 08:01 AM #29
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Karen...thanks for commenting on my recent post. Also, I enjoyed reading this piece. Sounds like you have a great life in R.I.

Geno

Jul 20, 2007 08:41 AM #30
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Oh Karen, you're killing me!  What fun you must be having.  Nothing like spending a day on the water and with good friends and precious family.  One of my favorite past times is watching boats come and go or sail boat races.  Anything with boats and water.  I felt like I had  been on a mini vacation when I read your post.
Jul 23, 2007 06:20 PM #31
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Hi Donna,

Glad you enjoyed it. I agree that a day on the Bay is like a mini vacation. It gets you away from it all because when you are boating, you definitely need to be concentrating on only that. The only problem is my cell phone still works out there:)  I also have the advantage of watching the boats from my home. I know I am very lucky and it took me years to get here, but what great feeling it is to get up each morning and look out over the bay with my coffee...:)

Jul 25, 2007 07:48 AM #32
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Hi Karen,

Really enjoyed this post!  Loved the pictures too!  Thanks for sharing your day with everyone.

Aug 14, 2007 02:40 PM #33
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Paul Silver
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There are also campgrounds right on the water in Matunuck, at the Carpenters Beach areas...

The tall ships were great... and last weekend I had the pleasure of some time to go to the Newport Jazz Festival... saw two old time greats, Chico Hamilton, going to be 86 next month, and Dave Brubeck, about the same age, playing with his son's accompanying... Plus the younger generation of course... Marcus Miller, Ron Carter, Josh Redman, and others...

It is Summer in Newport, and in RI altogether... a fabulous time to be in a wonderful scenic place...

Hope you are getting out on your boat enough, Karen... 

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LIsa and Robert, Appreciate your stopping by and glad you enjoyed it!

Paul, I know where those campground are but I believe they are "handed" down by families through the years. I could be wrong. (I often am:) 

Glad you enjoyed the Jazz Festival. My brother asked us to go with him on his boat, but we had the grandchildren here.

Summer in Newport, sounds like a musical!  

Aug 16, 2007 08:31 PM #35
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Diane Velikis
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What a beautiful area you live in! I love the ocean and would some day like to live near the water.
Aug 17, 2007 06:31 PM #36
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Karen, I grew up in Boston and I used to love watching the Tall Ships.  We had a summer house in Point Judith and have some great memories of summers at Scarborough Beach, day trips to Newport, and watching tennis matches at the Newport Tennis Hall of Fame.
Aug 18, 2007 08:16 AM #37
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Diane, I have always lived in RI, however, not where I could "see" the water. This was my dream and I now have it:)  Can't imagine living anywhere else. So make it a point to get to the water!

Hi Brian, When are you coming back?  Boston is wonderful. I spent many good times there when I was younger. One of my ancestors started the first Inn in Boston called the Three Mariners...in the 1600's, so it has a special connection for me. You must miss Pt. Judith though, great place to summer.

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Sounds like a beautiful day.  Love your photos!  I think we take some of the ships that come to the Baltimore Harbor and the U.S. Naval Academy for granted.  This post serves as a reminder to me that we should take the time to smell the roses, or - in this case- smell the salt water!  Thank you!
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Karen, I can just imagine being in your boat enjoying the ride and the scenery.  (Pardon if I don't know the terminology).  I've seen navy ships but not tall ships--is there a difference between a sailboat and a tall ship? 
Aug 30, 2007 09:59 PM #40
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Margaret, I guess you and I have similar environments. And yes, we often forget to enjoy it. Labor Day is here and I can't believe how quickly my summer flew by. I was so caught up in "business". I am going to smell the salt water again this weekend:)

Yolanda, Chuckle:)  Wow, you need to get out here! Yes there is a big difference. A sailboat can be many sizes, but a Tall ship usually has many masts and the Tall Ships that were here, from all over the world are usually old. (yes, they are also sailboats, but usually are really big and require a lot more deckhands to operate them)

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