Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

June 23, 2017

Cliff Walk

Once again, I was really lucky to find parking at the entrance to the Cliff Walk.  Funny story though. The person I'd asked directions of earlier cautioned me to be back at my car before the time was up cause the cops issue parking tickets after a minute of expiring.  Well I get down there and I don't see any meters or anything else.  I assumed she must've been talking about the souvenir area which did have meters.  When I was walking back to my car after about an hour or so of checking out the area, I noticed a huge sign with an arrow, PAY HERE.  I was like, 'oh crap'.  I never saw it driving in.  I sped up, hoping my car was still there and it was....and NO TICKET!!!  Sorry 'bout that, Newport.  I'll pay next time!!!


Couldn't have asked for a better day.



Looking back up the steps

It was fairly easy to climb to those rocks, but I wasn't about to try it.


My friend Sheila pointed out that this looks like a giant paw print!


This Cliff Walk is amazing.  It's sooooo beautiful with the mansions on one side and the water on the other.

This illustrated sign makes me laugh, although my personal fave is the tsunami signs out west with the guy trying to climb up a cliff while being overtaken by a giant wave.



After a little bit, the first mansion came into view.  I didn't get the names...I only know The Breakers because the Vanderbilt family owns it.  There are a few that can be toured but I didn't stop to do the tours.





This one was badly run down and is probably vacant.  


I loved this one.  There are a few colleges in this part of town and they lease the huge houses and mansions for classrooms or administration.  I think this is one of those.  I love this house.  I would live there in a heart beat.  A whole wing just devoted to crafts...one for our collections....a library.

No idea what it says inside.  

I loved the designs on this. Sort of reminds me of Swedish painted wood.

By this point I was starting to get super thirsty but I pressed on.  Trusty map in hand, I was trying to find one particular mansion that is very private and not open to the public.


10 comments:

  1. What a glorious day, I can almost feel the breeze in my hair and the sun on my face. A very nice walk! Cool old mansions. Yep, I could live in that one, myself, if only for the summer. :-)

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    1. It was so perfect out. I wish summer was like that but sadly the humidity has arrived.

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  2. Small shacks!!! Those places would cost a fortune to build today and I doubt anyone would bother. But what a place to live, right by the sea like that. Love your sea pictures they are always great. Yes, that does look like a giant paw print. Have you ever heard of the Giant Causeway in the UK?

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    1. They are pretty cool! Yes I have heard of the Giant Causeway! If I was willing to leave North America I would go back to England.

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  3. Oh wow!! I would love this. I am thirsty for more. Thanks for the adventure. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thanks! I hope to get back down there one of these days. Maybe in the fall. It's going to be a mob scene all summer.

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  4. looks like a fun trip to Newport! I always enjoy walking along the path there with the mansions - haven't done that in years!

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    1. This was my first time! In all the years I lived here the first time, I never went.

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  5. Oh, I would've LOVED those cliffs... How amazing.

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    1. And the breeze and temp were PERFECT too.

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