June 15th After three weeks of trying to get our flowers planted between rain showers we decided to take a three day break on Block Island. We drove to Point Judith and caught the 3:30 PM ferry to Block Island. The one hour ride was calm and enjoyable. We have been to the Island on numerous occasions, but missed last year. We were pleased to see that the Island had not changed noticeably. After checking in at the Manisses Hotel we enjoyed a pleasant dinner at Eli's, one of our favorite restaurants on the Island.
June 16th The Manisses Hotel is owned by the Abrams family who also own the 1661 House and several smaller cottages and guest houses, They offer a wonderful buffet breakfast at the 1661 House and always have fresh blue fish which Eleanor really enjoys. It is a nice way to start the day with a view looking out over the ocean. After breakfast we took a leisurely walk over to New Harbor. We always enjoy seeing the various animals the Abrams keep on a small farm adjacent to the Manisses.
June 17th We wiled away the day with a few walks and some bird watching for me. Block Island is a place you come to relax and not do much of anything. Lots of people enjoy taking long walks, bike riding or just hanging out at the beaches. The Island has managed to stay relatively quiet and has maintained its character - no big developments, condos or anything like that.
June 18th We were lucky to have experienced three whole days without rain, but it was on its way and we caught the 11:00 AM ferry back to Point Judith. As we closed the trunk of the car the rain started and got progressively harder all the way home.