A couple of days in Block Island

Position           41:11.46N 071:34.65W

Date                2359 – Wednesday 15 June 2011 (UTC -4)

 

Whilst on our moorings we took ourselves of to the Supermarket for provisioning; walked there and taxi back, a good compromise.  We returned to the boat and then moved off the mooring to a good anchorage further out in the harbour.

 

Wednesday was our wedding anniversary, 37 years of marital bliss!  Excavating our bicycles from the lazarette, Elizabeth’s last used in St Martin and mine in Bermuda; they were dumped in the dinghy and taken ashore.  What a good idea.  Block Island is large enough that without transport of some sort you would really miss out on a lovely place.  Cycles are readily available for hire if you do not have them or they are too buried on the boat.  We covered the whole of the south of the island and were rewarded with great countryside and views.

 

Old Harbour

 

 

South East Lighthouse

 

View along the south of Block Island

 

 

Fresh Pond, one of largest of the many small lakes on the island

 

 

We celebrated our anniversary aboard with some of the finest fresh ingredients on offer.  Garlic Prawns followed by steak to die for, champagne and a good claret.  The reward for being on board was to witness the most spectacular moon rise.