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#111529 06/25/02 07:19 PM
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Any interesting things to do on Block Island? I haven't been there since I was 16 or so ...


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I haven't been to Block Island, yet. Here is a webpage that lists all kind of touristy things along with how to get on & off the Island - assuming you want to leave, that is.

http://www.blockisland.com/

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That's great, thanks!


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Just a quick comment here ..

The ferry ride out to Block Island is usually rough even on a good day ... so if you are prone to motion sickness take some dramemine(sp?) before you go. Coming back is much smoother.

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Is that the slow ferry or the fast ferry? The times we've been to Nantucket we took the fast ferry (i.e. a catamaran type thing) and it was very smooth. I was planning on taking the fast ferry to Block Island and assumed it'd be about the same ...?


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Not sure if that will make a difference ... the waters between mainland and Block Island tend to be choppier then those out to Nantucket and the Vineyard ... not sure why. All I know is every time I've gone out to BI ... it's been a choppy ride out and smooth coming in and I get motions sickness easily.

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Thanks for the info Chris. I never gave that a thought. I did look at the prices for the ferries & thought they were quite reasonable. Was thinking that maybe I'd get over there with my husband & we'd rent a moped for the day. I'd probably take the slow ferry which takes an hour versus the fast one which is 1/2 an hour. It's not a huge time difference in my opinion.

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It's a beautiful trip over there and back ... we only went to the beach, and went through the shops the three times I've been there in recent years. The friend I was with is older and not much into the hiking and biking I would have wanted to do. So I've not seen much of the island. LOL!

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I'm going to look into making a trek over to the Island. My guess is that I'm about a 2 to 3 hour drive to where the ferry is. At that point is would be worth finding a place to stay over on a Friday night on the mainland & venture over to Block Island on Saturday.

Right now I'm thinking September after Labor Day...

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I biked when I went with my mom, but this time I think mopedding would be fun - we'd be going with a friend that isn't a biker. I suppose just roaming around the island and then having dinner there would be fun. I think also that there's a winery there now, which is part of my incentive <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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