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149-Newport-Home with a view

The Last Port of Call before sailing back to New York City was Newport, Rhode Island. We sailed into the harbor about 7:00 AM and as the sun came up, we woke up since our patio doors were open all night, as we enjoyed the waves and ocean breezes. It was quite a different morning as we had some different excitement. It looked like a small boat was trying to approach the ship, to maybe take a drop from someone on-board or something. We watched in anticipation as a coast guard vessel moved in to stop them with the front machine gun manned and ready. The small boat took off towards the aft end of the ship and the coast guard went in pursuit of them. As they disappeared around the aft of the ship, more coast guard vessels came moving towards us at full speed as reinforcements. I am sure the first boat must have caught the small boat, but then we were escorted in by the other coast guard boats still all with machine guns fully manned. As we entered the harbor of Newport, Rhode Island, the scenery was just beautiful. Of course, I was busy making breakfast; I mean ordering breakfast, well work is work. What beautiful scenery this location had; which explains all the mansions built in the hills.

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Taken on September 13, 2012