The Friends of Plum Beach Lighthouse celebrated a historic moment, when, for the first time in 6 decades, the American Flag was raised on the lighthouse. This and recent renovations were made possible by the PBL License Plates, as a portion of each sale went directly to fixing up the lighthouse!
The history behind Chepiwanoxet is pretty crazy. It was originally an island that people fished from, then turned to a vacation spot, then a plane factory which made it a peninsula, and now a park. There are remains around which is most likely from the factory.
One of the many take-offs at the Air Show. This was actually from 2009 as I missed this years, but I still have a few photos I wanted to upload but never got to.
An air demonstration at last year's air show. I hope to make it to next year's as I missed this year's.
So Hurricane Earl passed and didn't do much around here, except bring out the surfers in full force. Today I counted 118! There were more around the bend too. Here you can see 4 guys trying to surf, only 1 didn't catch that wave. As I was leaving NBC10 was pulling in to see the action!
The day before Hurricane Earl is supposed to hit Rhode Island, I went to Point Judith Lighthouse in Narragansett. I counted 80 people surfing and more were continuously joining in. Here I could count 30 surfers, only one of which is actually surfing. The windy conditions were making it very sloppy, and with so many people in the water they were constantly dodging each other. Thankfully while I was there nobody collided!
The Blue Angels showing off their crazy routine at the RI Air Show.
The Blue Angels taking off at the Air Show last year. I was able to get some really close shots, I felt the wind and the heat of their engines (and the noise!)