|Welcome Ethan Tiffin the first!|
After a well-deserved respite back at the homestead and the arrival of the first grandchild Ethan Michael Donald Tiffin, we arrived back at the lovely New England village of Essex, Connecticut
|Essex Corinthian RVYC burgee exchange|
|Spring House Hotel Block Island|
|Happy Hour (almost) on the veranda|
|Right at home here!|
Newport, Rhode Island and Cuttyhunk
|Who would have thunk it!|
The America's Cup races have dominated this seafaring town for many years. Consequently there are oodles of gorgeous yachts lining the piers in every direction. In fact, there are so many boats and mega-yachts that it is difficult to actually see the harbour or the stunning mansions along the shoreline. After a visit to the Yacht Museum and a brief repast we headed out to Cuttyhunk Island and a night on the hook. This tiny island with it's rural, sleepy village atmosphere could be right off the pages of Tom Sawyer. We awoke at 2am to thunder and more torrential rain with wind up to 35 knots! After over an hour of nail biting and praying the anchor wouldn't drag, the squall moved off as quickly as it had appeared. We managed to get forty winks before turning the pointy end towards Nantucket and the famous Martha's Vineyard.
|Clarke Cook House dock, Newport RI|
" Those who go down to the sea in ships
And do works in the great waters,
They have seen the works of the Lord
And his wonders in the depths of the sea."