Monday, July 20, 2009

Block Island: Try It, You’ll Like It!

According to the guide books, Great Salt Pond on Block Island hosts nearly 2,000 boats on summer holiday weekends. Probably due to the poor weather southern New England has been enduring so far this summer, there was plenty of room to anchor. We spent several days exploring the island and still didn’t see it all. The first day was cool and blustery, but after that is was gorgeous: warm and sunny. If you visit, seek out the Greenways that meander through open lands and forests; they’re a bit hard to find (only some have granite markers to indicate trail heads), but well worth the effort. We saw all kinds of birds, and startled a deer at one spot. I thought this welcoming beach path was apropos of our arrival in New England, Anne’s home region!


  1. OMG, what fabulous pics of NY, Long Island, etc. We are so happy that you got through Hell Gate w/o incident, which is more than we can say for ourselves the first time we attempted it. Room to anchor in Block Island? Amazing. How great for you guys. You are SO close to MA. Cannot wait to hear more.

  2. Great to see the progress!! Waiting for the one from the kitchen.