August 19, 2011

Six Hours in Newport, RI

I'd coveted my friend's soft shell jacket for over a year, and in particular that Newport Shipyard bird logo emblazoned across the left chest. But lest I be labeled a poseur I refrained from purchasing any such gear until I'd seen the marina myself. Fortunately, a recent trip to the northeast presented the perfect opportunity. So on a cool, overcast Friday morning we set off for Newport, RI in search of some regional hullabaloo.

... and whattaya know

We took in the scenery along Ocean Drive, both to the left and the right, and made our way to the marina, which holds some of the most exquisite vessels on the water. One particularly inspiring machine was Puma's Mar Mostro, which will sail in the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race. Then lunch on-site at Belle's Cafe: New England Clam Chowder and Twin Lobster Rolls, meat and mayo served on your traditional split bun, buttered and toasted and every bit of summer.
owner of aforementioned jacket
enduring logo


1 Washington Street
Newport, RI 02840

Afterwards, bellies full, we meandered through the privileged streets of Newport, ducking in and out of shops and bars before heading back to Mass. I'm certain we missed much more than we took in, and maybe next trip we hit up the International Tennis Hall of Fame for some grass court play and NYYC's Harbour Court. All I need is six hours and an invitation...

104 Spring Street
Newport, RI 02840


Matthew Hranek said...


Amatourist said...

took issue with only one thing... no beer.