WILI's 2012 TRIP TO BLOCK ISLAND

On September 9, 2012, WILI's Wayne Norman took a Constitution Coach filled with WILI listeners to the Block Island  Express in New London.  The day started cloudy but turned sunny and dry by the afternoon.  Some people toured the island, some shopped, and Wayne saw an animal farm and some HUGE waves generated by Tropical Storm Leslie.  To see more photos, click here.


Wayne's first stop was Abram's Animal Farm, which features many unusual animals, including this emu




A kangaroo


A yak named Justice


Ring tailed lemurs


Alpaca


A llama (or maybe an alpaca)


A ze-donk (zebra/donkey hybrid) named Cindy


East African crowned cranes


Lots of pine cones on Spring Street


Looking north on Spring Street toward Old Harbor--high surf from "Leslie" is smashing on the rocks









It's 142 steps down and 242 steps up




A dozen surfers in wet suits were riding the huge waves generated by Tropical Storm "Leslie" which was east of Bermuda.  This was taken near Vail Beach.  The surfers got there by boat, not from the beach.


A piece of driftwood turned into an alligator




Wayne really enjoyed watching the heavy surf--some waves were 8-10 feet high


Mohegan Bluffs behind Wayne


Looking west to the clearing skies


The giant waves


The bottom platform of the 142 steps from the top of Mohegan Blufffs


The view from that platform.  Montauk, NY (eastern tip of Long Island) can be seen where the horizon meets the bluffs.


Two surfers tried the waves nearer the steps


One more giant wave


Goodbye to Block Island for another year

To see more photos of our 2012 trip, click here.

For photos from prior WILI trips to Block Island, click here and scroll halfway down the page
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