Point Judith, Road Island - Part A
Fisherman's Memorial State Park
September 20 - 22, 2005
4002 miles and 50 days into the trip.

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When we were at Virginia Beach and watching the hurricane Ophelia on the Weather Channel, they mentioned that the hurricane watch in New England went from Point Judith, RI to Cape Cod, MA.

That was the first we heard of Point Judith. In 2002 we visited (Montana) the Judith Mountains and the Judith Valley; and also drove over the Judith River. So we just had to camp at Point Judith in Road Island.

Fisherman's Memorial State Park is on a peninsula called Point Judith. The park is a very well laid out and maintained campground about 2 miles from the end of the peninsula. Between Fisherman's Memorial SP and the Point is Roger Wheeler Memorial State Beach. They have areas for canvas (tents and pop-ups) only, Hard sided RV with water and electric, and hard sided RV with full hookups. So we decided to rough it and go with just water and electric.

And it being the off season we had both the State Park and Beach almost to ourselves.

When we were in Alaska we came across a carving of an Indian. Reading the plaque under it we found out that a Peter Toth was planning to install a similar carving in each state to honor a tribe from that state. Well, we stumbled across another one of his carvings here in Narragansett, RI.

I did not have the camera set correctly due to pictures I took earlier.
But this will give you an idea how our water and electric area looked like.

Mom standing on the end of Point Judith.

Point Judith lighthouse.

Catching rays at Wheeler Memorial Beach
It sure is quiet in the off season. The Bathhouse is closed.

Walking on Wheeler Beach.

Peter Toth's carving of a Narragansett indian chief.

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