Block Island

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The last weekend of August was a stunning one for New Englanders, but, to be fair, we've had relatively warm and pleasant weather all summer. Besides a quick stop at the farmers market to pick up my favorite cold-pressed juice, A and I took it easy on Saturday in preparation for our trip to Block Island on Sunday. If there was ever a time to visit Block Island, it was this last Sunday of August -- the sky was blue without a single cloud and although it was warm, there was a slight breeze throughout the island to keep us cool.

We boarded the ferry at Point Judith (which, to my disappointment, did not feature a theme song) with our bikes in tow. Our tips for visitors -- reserve an early departure. We booked the 9:30am ferry which was full, but comfortable and easy to board. Print your ticket(s). The scanner does not read tickets in electronic format. Bring your bike. Biking the island is doable (and fun!) and more affordable than bringing your vehicle or booking a taxi. Last but not least, wear sunscreen.

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Block Island | affecionada
Block Island | affecionada
Block Island | affecionada
Block Island | affecionada
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Once the ferry docked, we biked west to get a bite to eat at Persephone's Kitchen, a "gluten-conscious cafe". I had avocado on buttered toast topped with radishes and sea salt, and A had one of their egg breakfast sandwiches. We both found the bread to be especially tasty.

After brunch, we headed east to the Mohegan Bluffs.

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Block Island | affecionada
Block Island | affecionada

See more in this post. Although I could spend a day watching the waves, listening to the surroundings, and just breathing, we continued to explore.

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Block Island | affecionada
Block Island | affecionada

On the bluffs is the Southeast Light, our favorite spot on the island as there were few other visitors around. From the grass field where A and I sat to rest, we could see the lighthouse behind us, residential properties, and wind turbines on the water in front of us.

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Block Island | affecionada
Block Island | affecionada
Block Island | affecionada
Block Island | affecionada
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During the final hour before our return ferry ride, we biked to Spring House to sip drinks and sit on their porch in the shade. The lawn was lined with white chairs overlooking the water and my favorites, hydrangeas. A brought me the most refreshing mojito mocktail from the bar, and we chatted about our students and the upcoming school year.

See my outfit post here! x

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