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Old 01-13-2010
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Whoops - so you did [Black to Block edit]! Sorry for the "ping".

You will enjoy Block. It has two harbors, but the Pond is everyone's favorite. Try and get in on a spring or summer weekday and you will find an anchorage spot easily, or maybe even a mooring. Throttle back the "personal space" you may demand at anchor. Folks there anchor cheek-by-jowl on crowded weekends, and it works. Block is a very pretty destination in itself. Take the dinghy to the sand spit and walk the ocean side beach, rent a jeep and drive the island, some good restaurants ashore, and hail Aldo over for pastry and a newspaper on Sunday.

Newport is only a day sail from Block. Put it on your itinerary if you have the time. It has something for everyone and a huge anchorage that spares you from the nuisance of "reserving" moorings or dock space in advance. They run a great water-taxi service, so distance from the town dock is not an issue.

Good trip to you,
Wayne

Last edited by wwilson; 01-13-2010 at 02:27 PM.
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