Posted by: tflana | August 26, 2015

Block Island for a week

Mohegan Light
Sometimes I like to put our cruising life into perspective for those who are not fortunate enough to cruise the waterways. This past week we enjoyed Block Island to its fullest. Great bike riding, hiking, swimming, drinking and yes, dancing were jammed into our week. I thought this week would be a prime example of how our life is and at the same time, I thought I would share our expenses for 8 nights on Block Island.

I figured I needed to add a few disclaimers before I let you all know how much our time cost here on the island. First, we had the boat fully provisioned before leaving Bridgeport on August 15th, this included food and fuel. Therefore, I added a little exception line on our expenses for the portion of the provisions we used this week. Also, Brian and I enjoy our cooking on the boat than what most restaurants serve and we tend to treat ourselves for lunches more than dinners (more cost effective). Other than that, this is how much it cost to vacation with the rich and beautiful:

Anchoring $0
Water (45 gallons) $0
Mudslide Taste Tests (including tips) $150
Lunch & Entertainment (cover charge at Captain Nicks) $52
Drinks while dancing $18
Groceries on island $62
Gasoline for dinghy/generator $4
Diesel for engine on foggy day $4

Total expense for Block Island $290

We pull up anchor in the morning and will head to Lake Montauk for a day or 2 and then onwards towards Sandy Hook, NJ.

Happy Sailing!

The new AIS system worked beautifully during our very foggy sail.  All of the triangles on the screen are boats we couldn't visualize in the fog

The new AIS system worked beautifully during our very foggy sail. All of the triangles on the screen are boats we couldn’t visualize in the fog

Foggy morning sail from Stonington, CT to Block Island

Foggy morning sail from Stonington, CT to Block Island

Fog going through Watch Hill cut

Fog going through Watch Hill cut

The first blue sky we saw as we were arriving at Block Island

The first blue sky we saw as we were arriving at Block Island


Brian spent some time getting our bikes together for a weeks worth of entertainment

Brian spent some time getting our bikes together for a weeks worth of entertainment

Our first day riding the island

Our first day riding the island

The stairs down to the beach at the Mohegan Bluffs.  It is so easy going down but exhausting climbing back up

The stairs down to the beach at the Mohegan Bluffs. It is so easy going down but exhausting climbing back up

Always need another selfie!

Always need another selfie!

Mohegan Bluffs

Mohegan Lighthouse

Mohegan Lighthouse

Mohegan Lighthouse

Mohegan Lighthouse

Our first sunset in Block Island from the deck of Scout

Our first sunset in Block Island from the deck of Scout

Pickles is warming up to Brian, she chose to climb on his lap

Pickles is warming up to Brian, she chose to climb on his lap

US Coast Guard Station viewed from the beach along the Great Salt Pond Channel

US Coast Guard Station viewed from the beach along the Great Salt Pond Channel

US Coast Guard Station

US Coast Guard Station

The ducks hanging out at the most northern tip of the island

The ducks hanging out at the most northern tip of the island

The path leading to the North Lighthouse

The path leading to the North Lighthouse

The North Lighthouse

The North Lighthouse

Pickles found another beach she likes

Pickles found another beach she likes

Phinneus as the dinghy navigator

Phinneus as the dinghy navigator

A cool night on the boat, Phin found the towel and pulled it over himself to keep warm, he is pathetic at times

A cool night on the boat, Phin found the towel and pulled it over himself to keep warm, he is pathetic at times

A swan visitor to the boat

A swan visitor to the boat

Swimming with the swans

Swimming with the swans

I am trying to convince Phinneus to swim again with very little success

I am trying to convince Phinneus to swim again with very little success

Trying to reintroduce the paddle board to Phinneus, he is not a big fan since going overboard in the Bahamas

Trying to reintroduce the paddle board to Phinneus, he is not a big fan since going overboard in the Bahamas

Brian enjoying the mudslide taste test at the Oar

Brian enjoying the mudslide taste test at the Oar

The sunset on the west side of island

The sunset on the west side of island

Enjoying our sunset picnic at the beach

Enjoying our sunset picnic at the beach

Sunset picnic on the west side beach

Sunset picnic on the west side beach

Rodman Hollow2

A view of the cliffs from the Rodman Hollow nature preserve

A view of the cliffs from the Rodman Hollow nature preserve

Signing the guest book at the Greenway Nature Preserve

Signing the guest book at the Greenway Nature Preserve

A thistle along the way

A thistle along the way

Airport

The Greenway Nature Preserve, the stairs that lead you to the highest point on Block Island

The Greenway Nature Preserve, the stairs that lead you to the highest point on Block Island

Our view from the bar at The National Hotel

Our view from the bar at The National Hotel

The perfect frozen Mudslide at the National Hotel

The perfect frozen Mudslide at the National Hotel


Responses

  1. Hey Brian and Tara,

    If you are heading down the Chesapeake and stop in Annapolis or other close to DC location – give me a shout. I would like to join you for dinner/drinks. I’ve been working in DC metro area (VA0 for a while – and commuting to CT on weekends. Sounds like you guys are having a great time. Going down the inter-coastal – you will be passing my son’s weekend place on Long Beach Island NJ (between Barnegat and Brigantine inlets).

    Cheers

    Tom

    Cell 203-240-4733

    • Tom,
      Brian and I will be working the boat show in Annapolis, we should be there for 3 weeks starting around September 30th. Would love to meet up with you, show you the boat and enjoy to stories.
      Tara


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