Saturday, March 20, 2010

Walking the Harbor Waterfront

So... It's the Vernal Equinox, the temps are in the lower 60s (15º - 17ºC), a slight breeze out of the SW to keep it from being too warm, and a bright sunny sky. A perfect day for a walk. Unfortunately, I had errands in town so I couldn't do a nature walk, but a walk down the Newport Harbor waterfront from north to south would fit the bill just right.

I started out on the Van Zandt Pier on Washington St., just under the Newport/Pell Bridge, the northernmost end of the harbor.

And then swivel to the left and shoot south toward the Goat Island Causeway. By the way, those are all private docks; some people just have to rub it in!

Down at the southern end of Washington St. is the State Pier. You get a good view of the fishing docks at the pier from a little postage stamp-sized park at the corner of Washington St. and Long Wharf.

Along Long Wharf, which forms the north end of the inner harbor, are inexpensive docks for local fishermen. This small floating dock houses a little one-man lobster operation.

There are too many tourists in the way along the rest of the route down the harbor, so we don't get back to the waterfront until King Park at the southern end of the harbor. But you get a nice view looking west from the baseball fields, looking across the park's waterfront walkway to the Ida Lewis Yacht Club and Fort Adams beyond.

And with that, it's time to leave the water and go do errands. You can hang out here by the water if you like, though. Enjoy!

© 2010 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. I Swear I Can Smell The Salt Water!!!!!

  2. Everything looks so clean and pristine. Really lovely. I have no idea where to go today . . provably to buy groceries, not much of a photo op there!

  3. So nice to be at the waterside for a while -always something new to see! Thanks for sharing!