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    • Day 4

      På seiltur i Newport Bay

      July 23, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

      I dag hadde vi leid en liten seilbåt. Vegard er skipper og styrmann med god hjelp fra Signe. Vi hadde fin vind og bra vær. I tillegg fikk vi med oss litt av dagens festivalkonserter.

    • Day 5


      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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    • Day 7

      Newport, Rhode Island

      April 16, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

      Newport in Rhode Island. Ein ziemlicher chicer Ort mit vielen reichen Leuten und riesiegen Häusern. Bekannt auch als mehrmaliger Austragungsort für das Ocean Race der Segler.

    • Day 22

      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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    • Day 7

      Newport, Rhode Island

      October 12, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

      We arrived at anchor at 9 am, and our number in Tender Roulette was 42. At noon they were up to 19🙄. A very nice man who had been sitting in the lounge with us had a relative who had fallen ill, and he gave us his "22s.". We boarded our ship's tender at 12:15😁.

      We had a walkabout- first going to the house I lived in - 35 Elm Street. Then to Trinity Church where I was a parishioner. We headed toward Banister's Wharf, and had clam chowder at The Black Pearl. Wayne had a Narragansett beer. (When in Newport, gotta have a 'Gansett)

      Of course, there were other things we could have done, but these were top on my list, and things we could easily accomplish on foot during the time we had before needing to head back to the ship.

      We went back on a boat that had a nice upper deck. I was able to see Fort Adams, and the harbor houses where one of my friends lived on Goat Island.

      Back aboard, I took a quick nap. It was lobster night, and we sat at a table with a lot of very nice people. I spent a little time in the casino-- didn't do great, but I didn't lose it all.
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    • Day 9

      New Port, RI

      August 10, 2013 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

      Geo: 41.0516, -73.5423

      Weather 80s and sunny

      [PHOTO_ID_L=providence-ri-capital.jpg] We left the great city of Boston today with plenty of sunshine. We set off for Plymouth and Cape Cod only to realize it is Saturday. Everyone appears to go to Cape Cod on a sunny weekend. We decided against it since it would be more than an hour off of our route already. We rerouted to Rhode Island, specifically New Port to the Cliff Walk. We were taking a chance on a suggestion from one of Paul's clients. It was an hour to the coast off-route to Connecticut but that is ok because we just have the road ahead of us. We stopped at the Capital of RI first. Took a peek and on our way.

      New Port is at the bottom of RI across two bridges and is the most charming town with lots of[PHOTO_ID_R=on-the-cliffs-in-newport.jpg] summer folks and little stores and restaurants. We were so glad we went there. We headed to the Cliff Walk which leads you to a really nice beach. The walk is along the cliffs past all of the mansions on the water. B-E-A-utiful. There is a walking path about 3.5 miles along the coast. We did 3/4 of a mile because much of the path out to the point is closed because of the Hurricane. [PHOTO_ID_L=newport.jpg] We walked it to the beach. Along the way Matthew and Elizabeth and I wandered down the cliff to the water (no, not all that safe). Paul and Ben didn't even know we went down. It was pretty cool. They swam in the Beach of red seaweed or plankton or whatever it was rolling in at the time. ick. Just another validation for my not swimming in there. Great town, awesome cliff walk and nice beach (when red stuff isn't rolling in.) Recommend a visit.

      [PHOTO_ID_L=1-beach-in-newport.jpg] RI, check. Now off to Connecticut to stay in Stamford for the night via dinner in Mystic. So glad we went to Mystic. Another awesome little port town. I tell you, our country is as charming as Europe in a more modern sense. Loving it. There was an art fair going on in the streets of Mystic. Of course, we had to visit the filming location of Mystic Pizza (I love Julia). We had dinner there which in fact has really good pizza. We had pizza, huge salad, huge calzone and garlic bread for 42.00. Ridiculously cheap. And delicious. They play the movie Mystic Pizza 24/7. We wandered around town and watched the Mystic draw bridge. Another recommended town to visit.[PHOTO_ID_R=mystic-pizza.jpg]

      Off to Stamford, CT for the night at a Hilton to take the train into NYC tomorrow. This one makes me a little nervous because its caotic. Paul and I have spent a little bit of time there in different seasons (including the winter death march from Brooklyn to Central Park) with our tour guide Dave "Stone", Paul's brother. We won't be on the same type of tour as the adult ones we've been on in the past (Russian Vodka Room - to warm up of course, inside and out). Hard to believe we are now into week two. So much left to see and do.
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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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