Blogs from Jamestown, Rhode Island, United States, North America


Geo: 41.4969, -71.3678What a difference a day makes. Today was sunny and 71 degrees. We went ashore near Jamestown and explored the island before heading across the harbor to Goat Island.... read more
Jamestown Mill
Jamestown Mill
Jeff keeps his nose to the grindstone

North America » United States » Rhode Island » Jamestown September 4th 2013

We wake on Wednesday morning to clear blue skies. The horrible weather of the past few days has finally blown and rained its fill and we can be off. It is much cooler now and it is time to think about ending our cruise and getting ready to have Pavane hauled for the winter. But first, we will spend a few days revisiting a few special places. Today, we are heading back down to Jamestown. It is almost exactly one month since we stopped in Jamestown on our outbound journey. We dine at “Fish”, choosing a seat at the patio bar with the hi-tech pizza oven. This restaurant closes on Mondays and Tuesdays and we arrive just as they are reopening. The service is a bit shambolic as the staff search for keys to open the ... read more
High-Tech Pizza Oven on the Patio at "Fish"
Newport Bridge from our Mooring

North America » United States » Rhode Island » Jamestown August 5th 2013

As noted in my main August 5 blog, this is a Perfect Cruising Port. The moorings are in a wide open bay and occasionally get a little rolly. But the people in charge of the moorings seem to make a special effort to keep a few of the innermost moorings available for visitors ... unlike some other places we visit! So we have always been comfortable here. If you are willing to spend the money, they usually have dock-space available but it is advisable to call ahead if you want this. For moorings, we simply call them as we approach. There are at least half a dozen restaurants on the main street (Naragansett Avenue), including our two favorites. (See my previous blog.) There are also at least two breakfast places; we like “Slice of Heaven” which ... read more
The Jamestown - Newport Ferry

North America » United States » Rhode Island » Jamestown August 5th 2013

The mechanic from Brewers is working on our battery problem by 9am and has it all solved and fixed by 10:30am. I will not bore you with the details but the core problem turned out to be a corroded fuse-holder. Our batteries are in fact fine. The problems were in the charging set-up and the instruments that were lying to us as a result of the bad fuse-holder ... :-) We decide that we do not want to make a third trip along the Sakonnet River, pretty though it is. So we decide to go “the long way round” and set sail back under Mount Hope Bridge and down to Jamestown. The naming in Jamestown is a little confusing. The marina where we stay is called Conanicut Marine. This marina is in the town of Jamestown. ... read more
Competition Across the Street
Call Girl

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