Saturday, June 28, 1986After lunch and errands, we drove towards Newport to see the Tall Ships. We had information in hand as we drove down Rte 24 from Fall River and took Rte 138 to Middletown’s Middle School. The parking lot was pretty full already as we paid our $4 and received a pink ticket with four holes punched in it.
We got on a bus parked in front of the school and were told to tell the bus driver to go. So we bounced into Newport, and fortunately, due to the shuttle buses, traffic wasn’t bad. We were dropped off near the State Pier, where a tremendously long line waited to board a couple of the tall ships, tall meaning square-sail rigged. It was overcast and hazy today, and hot. I carried my big new Kenya bag with cameras and snacks. Kent carried the little cooler with fruit and drinks. We continued along the harbor in search of more tall ships. Supposedly 22 were to come to Newport.
|Newport Harbor with Tall Ships|
|Bannister's Wharf ticket|
|Kyle and Erich on the ship's wheel|
|Kyle, Erich, and Kent picking (?) strawberries|