We almost skipped this little state but since we have visited the largest state twice, we felt we had to spend some time in the smallest state. We had never really realized that a third of it was composed of the bay and islands! We are so glad we did stop here and look forward to the day when we will be back. It may be small, but it is lovely.
While at Thousand Islands, we were told that when we got to Rhode Island we must stay at Fisherman’s Memorial State Park. We didn’t know what to expect, but we did use it as our home base. At one time it was part of Fort Nathaniel Greene which protected the bay during the Revolutionary War. Although the cannons are gone, there are still bunkers in the park that were used to fight off the English. Needless to say, it is close to the Atlantic Ocean. The campground is right next to Narragansett - a lovely, wealthy old town. Streets were pretty narrow, so we mostly limited our explorations to Ocean Rd. [except for the time when Sue was driving, and we got lost] which is right along the lower edge of Naragansett Bay. There were gorgeous views of a very blue ocean where the coastline alternates between rocky and sandy beaches. There were beautiful old homes that have withstood the ocean storms for over a 100 years.
We were only here for 4 days but will come back. We didn’t try to take the rig to Newport where all the historic mansions are located. That area is waiting to be explored by bike. Now we are off to Connecticut!