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Monday, March 21, 2011
We decided to ride up to Misquamicut Beach and then lazily travel back torwards Charlestown, RI.
After riding by the Atlantic Beach Park and many closed for the winter cottages and neat little restaurants, we headed over to Weekapaug. Watch Hill is just south of Weekapaug and we will take that trip on a warmer day.
Quonoquonchaug Barrier Beach!
Because it is a private beach, about the only time you would be able to see it is in the winter months, but you really should make it a priority! Unless you are a resident or vacation renter, and you have a "button", you will not be allowed to park in the quaint little parking lot overlooking Quonoquonchaug Pond.
I picked up "the perfect stone" and took it home with me. What better way to celebrate the Spring Equinox after the Super Moon! I promised to return the stone in 20 years, back to the most beautiful place I have ever been priviliged to be.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Spring is almost here in Rhode Island and now is the time most Rhode Islanders' start riding around looking for homes. Most Rhode Islanders automatically head torwards the water. Whether it be Narragansett, Westerly, Green Hill, Block Island or Point Judith, we all like to just ride around and look.
Rhode Island people are known for their love of the water. You can usually get in close proximity from whereever you are in RI.
Living on or near the water is most peoples' first choice. I wrote a blog in Ocean Home Magazine last month about Newport RI, and in it I mentioned Indian Ave in Middletown. What a beautiful place with homes directly on the waterfront facing fantastic views. Even on this side of the bridge, we have Jamestown.
And heading right into Providence, Narragansett Bay streams past Warwick, North Kingstown, Cranston, Barrington, Riverside and more.
So whether you are looking for something near a marina, or near small shopping areas, or near Watch Hill's great Holiday escape, there are numerous homes to look at. And of course, right now, most of them are on the market at prices that would have been considered rock bottom, just a few years ago.
Will these prices last? I honestly do not know, but I do know that never has there been a more enticing time to by property near the ocean or bay in Rhode Island!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
There are many marinas located in Warwick Cove in Warwick Rhode Island, but Harbor Lights Marina, in my opinion is one of the best.
Besides being located on a back street off Warwick Neck Avenue, Harbor Lights Marina has a clear view down Narragansett Bay. Sitting on the dock and watching the boats brings just as much enjoyment as having a boat in a slip.
Harbor Lights Marina, boasts double fingers. (for those who do not know what double fingers are, its a dock on both sides of your boat) Most of the marinas in Warwick do not have double fingers. Having a dock on either side makes it so much easier for the Captain to get the boat in the dock with a minimum of fuss. It also lets the First Mate take their time jumping off the boat to tie up the lines.
A Dock has a perfect view of not only the Oakland Beach fireworks, but a general parade of boats coming up the cove and then returning at the end of the day.
All the docks are clean, well lit and just a nice place to be. Tim and Leo are always around, either on the gas dock, or in the office, or out in the yard and both are very accessible for questions and help.
Hap, the mechanic and John, the Yard manager are also always accessible and always willing to help.
Below are a few photos of Harbor Light Marina, mostly taken from the water.
If you are looking for a slip, check out Harbor Light Marina in Warwick RI.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The parking lot at Chelos by the Bay is adjacent to Basset's Boat and down the road is Brewers Harbor, all located on Masthead Drive in East Greenwich, RI, just a short distance from Warwick.
The food is simple, yet very satisfying. If you are planning an event, this is also a great place to do it.
Click here to go to the Chelos website and get more information.
The tour below are just some of the photos I took the last time we went there. These keep my memories alive throughout the winter. I hope you enjoy them and I also hope you'll remember Chelos by the Bay when you are thinking of where to go to dine out.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Did you know that Conimicut Point used to have a Casino?
Or that the Lighthouse was being rowed to by Lighthouse keepers from across the bay at Nyatt Point?
Or that people used to take a trolley car from Providence, pass through Conimicut, (or stay there), and then travel on to Rocky Point Park?
Or that it was the site of an important Indian meeting?
There's probably lots that you do not know about Conimicut Point. If you would like to read some interesting history about it, read Don D'Amatos "Conimicut, A Modern Village" on the city's web site.
For me, Conimicut has always been the place I would go when I thought I had problems. I would go there and sit and watch the waves and peer at the Conimicut Lighthouse. I have painted that lighthouse and I know every nook and cranny. Something about being there puts all your problems in perspective.
Conimicut is a very cute Bay front community. Back in the '38 hurricane, parts of Conimicut were obliberated. Now, if you drive around you will see many homes "on stilts", or the new hurricane modifications that have been made to protect the homes. The area still retains it's feeling of history. Below is a slideshow of some photos, taken at the waters edge.