Gated community

Scot Free III
Frank & Anne
Thu 16 Aug 2018 14:42
41:11N 071:34W
New Harbour, New Shoreham, Block Island RI

Decided against going ashore as we wanted to be ahead of the bun fight when we arrived in Block Island. Kind of knew what it was going to be like.  Left Fisher’s Island and motored the length of it against the tide-slow progress. 
This did give us the chance to view the 4 mile long “Gated Community”. Some very impressive properties. 

We were allocated a mooring- another eye watering $55 a night. Strict rules - for one night only and leave by 10am. Private mooring buoys not allocated until after 3pm. So anyone wishing to stay has to hope someone is leaving the town moorings- unlikely, or has to anchor. 
We left soon after 8 this morning and were so lucky being able to anchor virtually straight away. It became bedlam here in the anchor field soon afterwards. Makes for very inconsiderate behaviour. 
Rhode Island is the smallest state, yet has nearly 4 dozen national historic landmarks and is made up of more than 30 tiny islands. Rhode Island itself the largest island giving the state its name. 
New Shoreham is the smallest town in the smallest state. The island has 1000 residents  BUT an overwhelming 15000 to 20000 visitors a day. Despite this we’re looking forward to exploring. 
Our neighbours above and below. Small is beautiful..... Less is more.....

Is it another sail?