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    STOP 9 - Newport, USA

    Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island. It is located in Narragansett Bay approximately 33 miles (53 km) southeast of Providence, 20 miles (32 km) south of Fall River, Massachusetts, 74 miles (119 km) south of Boston, and 180 miles (290 km) northeast of New York City. It is known as a New England summer resort and is famous for its historic mansions and its rich sailing history. It was the location of the first U.S. Open tournaments in both tennis and golf, as well as every challenge to the America's Cup between 1930 and 1983. It is also the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport, which houses the United States Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and an important Navy training center. It was a major 18th-century port city and also contains a high number of buildings from the Colonial era.[3]

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      Alas me hearties.....

      Our QUEST ends here.

      Although we never found the treasure we sought - either the fictional circumnavigation or the just as elusive gains (although I am fitter & stronger than ever). But the true pleasure comes in the journey, and I hope you've enjoyed the journey with me. *Darebees* have been a fantastic resource to help keep fit during COVID-19 and lock down. I've now just got a new job, Australia is currently blessed with very low COVID-19 numbers, and the vaccine rollout has begun. Thoughts and prayers are with everyone "around the world" as we continue our shared battle against this virus.

      But no, my dear Hobbit, this is not the end. I'm already planning my next QUEST which has a hard start date of 15 March, and I wanted a week off to live in largesse (as every pirate should from time to time). The theme of my next QUEST: My Favorite Things. If you're feeling down and the world is a bit too big, join me, round up all your favorite (healthy) things, fire off your serotonin & dopamine and make 2021mighty.

      ...AND YES, I'll be back to sail the seven seas again.

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        ...And be watching the

        36th America's Cup

        (YouTube & others worldwide)

        starting Wednesday 10 March.