For a Monday night, things were pretty busy on the water in Newport.
Rowing the Wedding Gondola, I ran into lots of friends out there -
all with happy passengers - out to enjoy the colors of the sunset.
Emerging from the Newport Blvd. bridge, I saw two boats from two other companies. We exchanged hearty greetings from boat to boat.
We crossed paths with Simon, rowing the Phoenix near the spot where we see the most wedding proposals.
At one point my passengers and I were talking about the different kinds of sunsets. I told them that sometimes we get purple-water-sunsets, but that it doesn't happen often.
Later on, we were lucky enough to see one.
The purple phase doesn't last long, but when it does, it's amazing.
(see also "Turning Purple" )