Day trip to Block Island

Rhode Island

April 15th, 2012

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Pt. Judith Our adventure began at the dock at Point Judith, RI, where we waited to board the Block Island ferry. It was our club's third trip to Block Island; the last one being six years ago in 2006. So our return was long overdue. We hit the road early at 6:45 a.m., getting a spot of breakfast at Dunkin' Donuts, then driving the 90 minutes to catch the 9 a.m. ferry.

Mike and Maddy take their seats in the ferry while Tom and Therese hang out on deck, enjoying the view of the bluffs as we approach Block Island.

Tom and Therese Mike and Maddy
Group photo Arriving on the island, we gather for a group photo in front of our ferry before splitting into groups and exploring the island!

Three of our four groups rented bikes. Christina and Tom hit the road while Emily and Meaghan get set to start their day.

Christina and Tom Emily and Meaghan

Christina, Tom and Therese made their way to Southeast Lighthouse, built in 1874, with it's amesome view of Mohegan Bluffs. Fun fact: in 1993, the lighthouse was hydraulically lifted 360 ft inland to avoid the bluffs' erosion.
Southeast Lighthouse
Mohegan Bluffs

Tom heads down the walkway to the base of the bluffs where Christina waits on the beach.

Tom Christina

Debris had washed up in places along the shore. Wanting to emulate a Brooks Brothers advertisement, Tom pretends to play tug-of-war with an old ship rope.

Tom with rope beach

Wildlife abounds on Block Island, including a turtle crossing the road! Christina and Tom stopped traffic until it was safely across. See the whole saga in our Facebook album.

Turtle shells Starfish
Three Sisters sandwich shop A nice little sandwich shop where we stopped for lunch.
Cow Cove Our next destination was North Lighthouse at the island's northern tip, about 4.4 miles from the ferry landing. It's seen here at the far end of Cow Cove.

Christina checks out North Lighthouse and Therese explores the adjacent dunes.
Christina at North Lighthouse
Therese and dunes
Tom Therese Back in town, Tom and Therese have some fun in the frigid water of Crescent Beach.
Meaghan and Emily Meaghan and Emily on the jetty, sharing some fudge while we waited for the ferry ride home.
sign And finally, here's this one in case you need to get your bearings.

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