Even the breezes were so perfect that I had to keep pinching myself to make sure it wasn't a dream.
Here's a series of photos taken as I boarded and departed from the docks in Newport.
A quick description of the boat, and why she's crooked.
I chose my favorite Bavarian "Oktoberfest remo" - after all, it is harvest time.
Smooth departure from the lagoon.
Couple in love - check!
Bright fiery ball dropping beneath the horizon - check!
Not a cloud in the sky - check!
Sleek, Venice-built gondola - check!
Perfect moment - check!