What a beautiful evening it was out on the water tonight.
We had clear skies and moderate winds out of the west.
Newport has four gondola companies and at least a dozen gondolas on th water at any given time. Sometimes there are twenty or more.
Tonight I saw boats from all four companies out - a good indicator that we'll have a busy summer.
Here's another addition to my collection of "shots over the bow as the sun sets".
Gondolier Cole Martens smiles while approaching the Newport Blvd. bridge.
Joe Munday pilots his Crystal Swan under the Lido Island bridge, with flags flying.
Gondolier Matt Schenk and his passengers enjoying an early evening on the water.