Friday, June 24, 2016 – I absolutely love Rhode Island! It’s different from Connecticut in a way and we did only see the amazing town of Newport, but I love it! The homes (huge and small), the land, the stone walls (are everywhere), the Christmas pines and the seashore! Newport, Rhode Island was one hour from our RV park in Connecticut.
The summer “neighborhood” of Newport emerged when New York families starting around 1859 decided to build “summer cottages” each larger than the other. Today, Newport’s Ten Mile Drive combines the history of a wealthy summer community with a fabulous Newport treasure of parks and miles of public access shoreline to rank as one of the popular “drives” in the country. There is a specific route to the Ten Mile Drive but we mostly just rambled around town gawking at the amazing multi-million dollar homes.
Most of my photographs could never convey what Bellevue, the 2.5 miles of mansions, truly looks like. I never imagined a place like this existed so I want you to really see what these “cottages” are like. I got some from the internet that show them better. Those are after my photos.
After driving and gawking quite a while we went to one of the locations in Newport where you can enter the Cliff Walk. The Newport Cliff Walk is considered one of the top attractions in Newport, Rhode Island, in the United States. It is a 3.5-mile public access walkway that borders the shore line. Some parts of the walk are smooth, others are a rough walk which we chose not to do. We entered the walk at two different locations and walked a bit seeing what we could along the way. In our younger days we may have started at the beginning and not stopped until we got to the end of the 3.5 mile path. Here’s what we saw on the Cliff Walk. The first ONE is an aerial photo I got off the internet so you could see some of the walkway that way.
The yellow on this stone wall is something that grows on it. I thought it had been painted yellow at some time and wore off but no!
One of the entryways to the Cliff Walk. You have to pay to park (which aggravates Roy so much).
More of the Cliff Walk.
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