Through a good friend I learned about a place called Gooseberry Island in Westport, MA. My first thought was that it would be hours away, a significant distance for a Rhode Islander like me. Not so said the map, and so off we went for a 45-minute trip to this new-to-us location. What we found was an island – connected only by a sliver of road – to mainland Westport. It’s a terrific spot, one that we plan to visit again. Just need to plan something where we catch the sunrise or sunset – and maybe a Snowy Owl or two.