Scenes from a Coastal Journey

We are still a little rolling and rocking after our seven-day voyage on the M/V Grande Caribe up the New England coast. We can’t say enough good things about the company, Blount Small Ship Adventures, or our wonderful cast of fellow cruisers. To a person they were fun, well-educated, eager to share stories and most of all, a lot of fun to spend time with. Here are some of my favorite photos from the voyage.

Sunset from the water in Vineyard Haven harbor, Martha's Vineyard MA.
Sunset from the water in Vineyard Haven harbor, Martha’s Vineyard MA.
Gay Head cliffs, Marthas Vineyard
Gay Head cliffs, Aquinnah, Marthas Vineyard
Helping to launch
Blount’s staff takes care of anyone with mobility issues and makes it safe for them to board tenders and go up stairs.
Straignt Wharf, Nantucket
The launch in Nantucket’s Straight Wharf.
Larry Ellison museum Beechwood newport
Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is restoring the Beechwood mansion in Newport to open a public museum for his vast collection of 17th and 18th century art.
New Bedford whaling ship replica
In New Bedford, there is a three-story whaling museum that not only tells the story of the whalers, but the facts of today’s whales too.
Newport harbor
Newport Rhode Island is the sailing capital of New England, with all sizes of yachts and all manner of small sailing craft.
Newport cliffwalk
Just below the impressive stately lawns of Newport’s mansions is the Cliff Walk, where you can hike 3 1/2 miles along the shore without any admission charge.
Seaweed cliffwalk
The Cliff Walk is a highlight of Newport.
To the beach block island
Block Island has the best beaches in New England, enjoyed by people of all ages.