Jamestown, Rhode Island

Our Rhode Island trip was focused on Newport, but we spent some time in Jamestown too. We camped at Fort Getty Park which was a cool spot on the southwestern part of the island. The campground is focused on RV’s and had a ton of spots for those super duper land yachts. We had our simple little “hippie van.” 

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This morning, we rose early and ran to the southern tip of the island, which is occupied by Beavertail State Park. It was out and back. We got a close look at a lovely deer and we saw some very nice homes. The park had sweeping views across the water: west to the mainland, east to Newport, and south to the New York islands. We followed the sound of the fog horn all the way to the lighthouse, which is being renovated. There was no where to swim or build a sandcastle, so we returned to the town beach, a nice cove. I got in a 20 minute water workout before we ran back to the campsite. I have always wanted to explore Jamestown. The Jamestown Classic road bike race is every October, but I can never make it because it is on Columbus Day (Monday). So, we were happy to be there with great weather yesterday and today.

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