Lets go for a little walk. A Cliff Walk.
We begin on a cloudy, hazy, day with the clouds sprinkling now and then.
We start out at the intersection of Narragansett Avenue, where the path is paved. We walk South.
We come upon the Forty Steps. This is where the servants of the mansions that line the coast would gather after work for parties into the wee hours of the morning. Some met an untimely death at the cliffs edge.
We curve around and we see a view to the North. You can barely see the Harbor and downtown Newport in the background.
We come to this cool stone tunnel. Up above is the property of one of the mansions.
And of course, a peak back the other way.
The coast is lined with jagged rocks. We see unidentified birds hanging out on the rocks.
The backyards of the mansions meld into the path and the rocks below. What a view to have from your window.
This gorgeous gem is part of the Salve Regina University. Not a bad campus, eh?
All of the grounds are beautifully landscaped and manicured.
Again, looking back too see how far we have come.
The drop is much higher than it looks.
A shady spot on the walk complete with a lovely combination of brick and stone, red and gray, curves and
The giant moss covered tree trunk here is a reminder of how old this area really is. I love its position right next to the equally old and weathered stone wall.
And finally we get close enough to see that the birds are Cormorants. They seem to be enjoying the spray from the surf, or looking for food.
Join me next time when our walk continues down to the famous Vanderbilt summer home, The Breakers.