On clearing the Canal we had torrential rain that was so heavy I got the washing up liquid out and scrubbed the deck. There was so much water about that it was better than using a hose. The wind then rose and we had great fun surfing down to Newport Rhode Island with 30knts up the chuff. A fun and varied day which blew away all the cobwebs from so much motoring in Maine. As ever Newport was lovely and all the more so for evening meals with Keith/Kathy and then the Magic family in their beautiful homes.
Tomorrow we reenter the Cape Cod Canal and so close our Maine Chapter after six and a half action packed weeks. It has been such a good time and the amazing thing is that we have only scratched the surface. As you can see from the chart we had a pretty good crack at it though - Thankyou Maine
We love social history so one of our favorites was the last standing house that harks back to the Mayflower. It was built 47 years after they landed and was habited by pilgrims who sailed over in the Mayflower. It was full of interest including the little known fact that Franklin D Roosevelt and Winston [...]