Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Walk on the Wild Side

The Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island, has experienced the hunger of the Atlantic Ocean as have all of the beach front structures along the New England coast.  Newport's grand mansions, albeit set above and back from the dangers of the sea, were built along the cliff at the beginning of the 20th Century, and protected from the curious tourist by natural and man-made fencing along the mansion side of the cliff walk;  the occasional metal fencing on the ocean side of the walk protects the walker from being lured by the Sirens down the steep narrow paths into the sea (Iffar & Enila, take note); the dirt paths, now closed off by only short bits of fencing, lead their circuitous route down to the rocky ledges and the hungry ocean.  Vertigo prevented Marash Girl from photographing the ocean itself.  Just seeing the repeated signs of caution was enough to spoil an otherwise beautiful walk on a beautiful day along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.


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