On Saturday, June 21st, I had my first 'taster' of Rhode Island - the southern part of Aquidneck Island and Newport. We went first to the Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, with a lovely view of Sachuest Bay.
And this robin posed for me! (Unlike all the robins in Canada, who seemed to fly off the second I pointed my camera at them!)
From there we headed for Newport - and on the way, this signpost made me laugh. What a choice to have to make!
In Newport, we went for lunch at Crowley's, overlooking the grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
During a short drive around Newport, we saw St. Mary's Church, where John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953. I hadn't realised they were married in Newport!
Our last stop was at Fort Adams State Park. The fort was first established in 1799 as a coastal fortification, and the present building dates from the 1830s.
I had my first taste of 'Del's' there, i.e. Rhode Island's frozen lemonade which was very tart!
From Fort Adams, we could watch all the sailing activity, including all these yachts returning to Newport Harbor.