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..
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.
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.