Memorial Day could not have been better! Some refreshing showers that kept Block Island wet and a bit of a breeze to keep us cool. Oh, wait. Sometimes I forget you’re not a duck like I am. I’ve heard that some of our unfeathered friends were a little discouraged by the rainy weather, but on Block Island, it’s difficult not to find something fun to do regardless of the weather.
After splashing around for a while, we spent the weekend telling folks about Blockduck and all the cool shirts, hats and gifts that feature your favorite ducks. If you’re planning a Block Island vacation, you’ll want to pick up some mementos and gifts for friends back home.
Did anyone catch a glimpse of the 41-foot sailboat Glide that anchored in Great Salt Pond during Memorial Day weekend? What a fine craft! It’s owned by a couple of Mainers who enjoy ocean sailing to all ports of call. This boat was showcased in the book “The World’s Best Sailboats” and you can read more about the boat and its owners from Margie Bucheit. Check it out.
Meanwhile, I dropped by the new Déjà Vu Gallery on Chapel Street behind the Wave and next door to Eli’s Restaurant. You have to check out this place. Check it out. Islanders David Flamand, Ray Ordway and Marie-Eve Guindon created the gallery to sell their rustic art, which often starts with pieces of driftwood or metal. The gallery will serve as the exhibition home for local artists who specialize in photography, painting, jewelry and sculpture.
When you visit, tell ‘em the duck sent you.
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