When I decided to gift myself a few days stay at the Blue Dory in June, a solo respite from my several weeks drive around New England and points south to see much missed friends and family, I thought, “This looks nice. A bit of splurge, maybe, but I’ll likely need some stillness in the middle of my travels… and how fun! A ferry ride to an island…”. When I boarded the boat and looked out, as we made our hour- long sea journey to the slowly approaching line of land where I hoped to rest and reflect I thought, “This is wonderful…Just what I need”. And when I arrived at the Blue Dory I was utterly convinced that I could not have possibly picked a more perfect place to spend my stay. Block Island is more lovely than I could have imagined- the care taken to protect the land, the curve of the soft sand beach, the food and art and walking trails… there is so much to explore! And the Blue Dory provides the perfect starting point – a warm welcome, generous hospitality, and a sweet, sweet spot to rest your head. I’m already plotting a course for my return!