On Saturday afternoon, Sue and I drove to Providence, where we met friends for dinner at Hemmenway's, a terrific seafood restaurant. We had a really delightful meal there.
Then, we walked along the river, enjoying WaterFire, the fantastic, artistic installation of bonfires on downtown rivers. (Be sure to check that link.)
WaterFire Providence®, the award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. WaterFire’s one hundred sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the firetenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from around the world engage all the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths of Waterplace Park. WaterFire has captured the imagination of over ten million visitors, bringing life to downtown, and revitalizing Rhode Island's capital city.
As you can see from the schedule at the WaterFire website, there are still a few more Saturdays this year when you can take in this wonderful event.
Then, on Sunday, we drove from Providence down to Middletown, RI (adjacent to Newport), where we walked along the beautiful beach at Sachuest, watching the surfers taking in the waves stirred up by Hurricane Bill. A beautiful day.