I did not have a great deal of time today, but I took a ride to Ocean Avenue in Newport. The light was harsh from the noon sun. I intended to do some long exposures of the sea, but there was no wind and no waves. I feel very connected to Newport. My mother’s family settled there in the late 1800’s after initially emigrating from Ireland to Oneida, New York. I have pictures of my great grandfather standing in front of his Irish market with a handlebar mustache and leg of lamb hanging on the front of the store. And pictures of my grandfather riding in a horse and buggy. My grandfather passed away at a young age, leading my mother’s family into a good amount of turmoil. Because of it, I really don’t know any of the many relatives I have in the City. I am sure there are many.