Day three of our trip was my favorite because we packed so much into one day. Our day began with the Cliff Walk, a 3.5 mile trail along the coastline. We began on the western end near Easton’s Beach.
The trail parallels the coast and is stunningly beautiful.
Have I shared with you that I’ve had a back problem all summer and have been ordered by my pt not to run or play tennis? Except for a few times that I cheated at the beach at the end of June by doing both, I’ve been sidelined all summer. Can you imagine how badly I wanted to run on this beautiful trail?? Pretty badly.
Beautiful wild roses grow all along the trail. I’ve never seen rose hips this large in Virginia.
I alternated between admiring mansions and admiring the scenery.
Here’s the tea house that I shared with you on Day Two. Having tea here with the ocean view would be a real treat. It’s a tourist refreshment area now, so you really can do this!
Mr. SP’s head nearly touched the ceiling in this tunnel.
Doris Duke’s mansion is open for tours but unfortunately was closed the day that we wanted to tour it.
After we competed the Cliff Walk we walked back to Bellevue Avenue for more mansion touring. First up was Rosecliff, circa 1902, built or Tessie Oelrich out of terra cotta.
Then we visited Kingscote, circa 1841.
The last tour of the day was Isaac Bell House, circa 1883. This home is empty and is being restored.
The balcony on the top right hand side is off the master bedroom. The porch under it leads to the dining room.
We were pretty tired after a long day of walking and touring and enjoyed a great dinner at The Red Parrot. I had a lobster pizza that was so good!
The last stop of the day was the roof top bar at the top of our hotel to catch the sunset.
The angle wasn’t quite right to watch the sun go down but the sky turned a pretty pink color and we enjoyed the harbor view.
Day Three was pretty much a perfect vacation day for me!