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  • Day57

    Newport, Rhode Island

    July 19, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We arrived at Normandy Farms Campground in Foxboro, MA on July 16th. Laura, Avery and Grady joined us on the 18th. Today we drove to Newport, RI . After lunch, we walked on the Cliff Walk along the ocean and along the huge mansions built there. What a view in both directions!Read more

  • Day7

    Trip to Newport

    June 30, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

    Big trek to Newport involving a 45 minute walk to the bus, change of bus and 1.5 hour journey to Newport. We then walked for 1/2 an hour to the start of the cliff top walk. A great walk along paths and rocks past some huge mansions. Same journey home except Mike gave us a lift from the bus stop, for which we were hugely grateful. Only an 8.5 miles walk but with the travel to and from seemed a lot longer.
    Graham and Pete both enjoyed a refreshing swim in the sea. I was chatted up on the bus by a man who was bordering on special needs and we nearly froze with the excessive air conditioning on the bus. Despite these challenges we had a really good day.
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  • Day6

    New Port

    May 15, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Auf unserer Fahrt zum nächsten Etappenziel ging es heute zunächst nach New Port. Ein kleines, verträumtes Hafenstädtchen, in dessen Hafen im Sommer wohl Dutzenende millionenschwere Yachten liegen. Da jedoch noch nicht wirklich Sommer ist, waren leider auch nur 2 Yachten zu sehen. Halb so wild, denn wir waren ja auch nur auf der Durchreise.
    Rund um den Ocean Drive sah man dann aber, wo und wie die Schönen und Reichen so wohnen. Da kommt man sich als Häuslebesitzer mit seinen 626m2 Land schon recht klein vor, denn 626m2 ist hier schon gefühlt der Schuppen im Garten groß, von den Häusern/Villen/Schlössern und erst recht den Grundstücken mal ganz abgesehen. Natürlich alles innen und außen nur vom Feinsten mit Marmor, Pool und englischem Rasen vor der Tür. Seeblick und Golfplatz um die Ecke verstehen sich von selbst... Wir haben für 2 Millisekunden daran gedacht, hier in der Nachbarschaft seßhaft zu werden, aber den Gedanken auf Grund des dann eher weiten Weges zur Arbeit doch recht schnell wieder verworfen.
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  • Day45

    Unbeatable sunset

    September 17, 2015 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    I started walking down the cliff walk. I was taken aback while watching the sunset occurring as I was walking. I felt like I was taking a picture every few feet. These are a few of my favorites until I make it back to the bus stop.Read more

  • Day22

    Newport Rhode Island

    September 21, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    30 years ago we stayed at Newport’s Castle Hill Inn. Sitting out on a point, it offers amazing views of the channel leading to the famous Newport harbor. We had lunch before touring the Rosecliff Mansion, one of the “Newport Mansions” and then unexpectedly dropping in on an estate sale at the Harold Brown Villa, a 12 Bedroom, 14,000 sq ft mansion built in the 1890s during the “Gilded Age”, one of the last privately owned mansions that was being sold by the decedents of original owner.

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  • Day5


    September 25, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Two days ago we pulled into Newport Harbor after a comfortable but a little slow 40nm day from Onset to Newport. Our friend Justin got a good chunk of The Martian read on the bow
    beneath the spinnaker as we glided at 4-5kts westward into Rhode Island and
    past the enormous mansions. The wind for the passage was out of the north east but it was fairly light, peaking at around 14kts mid-morning but then diminishing to 8-12kts for most of the day before dying in the evening. Since we were going west the wind was coming from behind us and was too light for our normal sails to fill properly and propel the boat. These are spinnaker conditions!

    Gaia has an old asymmetrical spinnaker from a prior owner – I have no idea of it’s history, but it’s at least 10 years old. But it hasn’t been used much, and aside from some color bleeding & rust stains, it works pretty well. It has a sock which is a big fabric tube that slides down over top of the sail when it’s not in use, this lets us easily hoist the sail to the top of the mast before it fills with air. Once the sail is deployed, the sock gets bunched up at the top of the mast. When we’re ready to collapse the sail, we can pull the sock down to collapse the sail and make it easy to recover. I love flying the spinnaker – it means it’s a peaceful calm day and spinnaker runs are some of the most enjoyable sailing in my opinion. I haven’t used the spinnaker much on Gaia in all the years I’ve owned her, but now that we have a new feathering propeller, the boat is vastly more capable of making meaningful progress in light wind (more on this topic in a later post).

    Yesterday we spent the day in Newport Harbor, then took a RIPTA (Rhode Island’s bus system) bus to Providence (for $2 each way!) to see a favorite band, Lord Huron. It was an excellent show and we didn’t get back to the boat until around 2am.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Newport, نيوبورت, Нюпорт, نیوپورت، رود آیلند, ניופורט, NPT, ニューポート, 뉴포트, 02840, Ньюпорт, Њупорт, นิวพอร์ต, نیوپورٹ، روڈ آئلینڈ, 纽波特

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