Island Views – Block Island, RI

Block Island 2010 133Just sharing a few representative photos of Block Island from a family trip a few years ago.  Block Island, RI, is about 12 miles south of the Rhode Island mainland.  You get there by boat, generally a ferry service from one of a handful of locations on the mainland.  (My family has always taken the ferry from Pt. Judith.)  There is also a fully functional airport that serves smaller planes only.

 

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My father always believed that the relative quiet and beauty of the island is due in part to the fact that the airport runway can never be made long enough for large jets and also there is no port deep enough for large cruise ships.

 

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My family vacationed there regularly when I was a kid in the 1960s and later as grown-ups (did I say that?) – we have managed to coordinate house rentals numerous times.  In addition, The Working Stiff and his wife have been able to have a few long weekends there at a favorite B & B.

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I’ll be writing plenty about Block Island because it has been a big part of my life and holds a very special place in my heart.  Also, it is simply a beautiful place that you might want to consider checking out yourself.  Enjoy the pictures!

The Working Stiff

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