Today we ease back into cruising mode after a brief respite. After the 9:30 AM service at First Presbyterian in Newport, we slip free from our mooring and mix it up with the hundreds of pleasure boats plying the waters of Narragansett Bay on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Wind speed increases as we reach past Castle Hill and into Rhode Island Sound. But almost immediately, there is a slight chill in the air and visibility becomes reduced in fog. We retreat back to the relative comfort, safety and sunny skies of Narragansett Bay for a relaxing daysail. Sailing amongst all of the pristine traditional yachts is sufficient entertainment unto itself.
We opt for an early anchorage in Potter Cove on the northeast edge of Prudence Island, about 10 miles north of Newport. The forecast calls for sunny skies and light winds tomorrow. In the morning, we will visit the nearby town of Bristol, RI for some land-based exploration.