One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things - Henry Miller

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


26 July 2010
Newport was delightful... Being a Saturday everyone was out sailing, picnicking, relaxing...a heavy rainstorm brought an end to this late in the afternoon but the sunshine that followed gave us a very picturesque sail away.
We anchored out in the harbour and went ashore in the ship’s tenders. We meandered our way in through a harbour filled with all shapes and sizes of water craft - drooling all the way!!!
It was our day to visit the grand mansions built in the late 1800s as summer “cottages” by the rich magnates of New York. The mansion we visited was chosen for a wedding photo shoot...although the house is showing its age the owners have filled it with an amazing collection of furniture and other collector items from palaces all over item that caught my eye was the tea set Napoleon took with him into battle...the cups and saucers delicately painted with little “legs” on both the cups and the saucers.

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