This 60-ft. sailboat's spinnaker depicts a whaling scene in
which a long boat in the center of the sail is being pulled by a whale just
under the bow. The long boat is detailed with a hapooner, rowing crew, and team
leader. A whale's tail is painted on the bow. (Cap'n Vic's selection as
spinnaker of the year.)
Hammersmith Farm (the Kennedy's summer White House) is
awesome from the water. The main house in back is open to the public, but
Jackie O's waterfront windmill is still used by her family when they stay in
Newport. It's a lot bigger than it looks.
The light house on Rose Island is just outside Newport
Harbor. Restored by the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation, the museum also
serves as a two-room B&B during the season. It's really noisy on Rose
Island when the wild geese are nesting. But for someone looking for a remote
adventure ... in Newport (10 minute water taxi to downtown).
How did they build Clingstone on the rock? That's the
question everyone asks. They say the yearly upkeep is a "little high."
Castle Hill Light House, facing south out to the Atlantic
Ocean, greets all who come to Newport by water. One of my favorite rocky
places, it's well worth the visit down the stairs (if you have non-skid shoes
and needs to be macho).
Just a typical sunny day off Newport Harbor, with a schooner
on its two-hour sailing tour, a parasailer in the sky, more sailboats in the
distance, and Newport Bridge in the background. And you wonder why Cap'n Vic
hangs around Newport?