Things are really starting to ramp up in Newport.
Our little quiet lagoon - where we've operated alone for so many years -
has become home to several other boat rental operations in just the last few months.
All of a sudden I'm jockeying for position with pontoon boats, Duffys, kayaks and stand-up-paddlers, just to leave or return to dock. It's exciting, and reminds me a little of what I've seen in some East Coast waterways like Virginia Beach.
Once out on the water, it was an absolutely perfect day,
the kind you wish you could bottle and sell.
As the sun made a gradual retreat for the evening,
we saw colors that would inspire any artist to puck up a brush
(and inspired many of us to pick up our cameras and phones
to snap a shot or two).
Mike passes by on the Wedding Gondola.
photo by Isabella Mohr
One final "good-bye" from the sun.
Bob heads out as the sky starts to show new colors.
A view off the stern.
Tequila sunrise colors at the end of the day.
One of my passengers snapped this shot, just to capture some
of that radiant blue. This photo was not color-enhanced in any way.
photo by Nicole C.