Newport Trip :: Day Three

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!

D3Red Parrot


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!


  1. Hey Paula, when we went to Newport, it was pretty cold! I would love to return in the summer, so I could see more of the homes…I think we saw maybe five of them. That cliff Walk is so beautiful, I would love to experience it in warmer weather!!
    How fun to look back and remember so many of the places we went!! Glad you and your hubby had such a great time!


  2. Hey girl–

    I just caught up reading several of your posts. I’ve never been to Newport, but looking at these photos makes me want to go! How utterly beautiful! The seaside is just stunning. It’s sort of hard for me to imagine all those mansions along the water, but I can just see Jack and me walking along there. Gorgeous. Glad you got to go!

    I have a question for you. I know you use Blogger (so do I, although so many people are flocking to WordPress). What program do you use for photos? I’m sure I should watermark my photos, but I haven’t the faintest idea how to go about it. I have a Mac, so I just use iPhoto, but I wonder if something else would be better. Any advice would be much appreciated!

  3. I was so looking forward to this post Paula, I love Newport and your pictures just make me want to go back so dang bad. Not a good summer for me to be traveling.

    Sorry to hear about your PT recommendation.

  4. Your photo’s are beautiful. It looks like a wonderful place. I can see why you would want to run! Thanks for taking so many great photo’s to share with us!

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