Sunday, April 01, 2007

A Sunday Bike Ride

Today, Jeff and I biked around Conanicut Island, a 20 mile ride. We've been riding a lot lately, so we did an easy ride averaging 15 mph and stopped to take pictures to share with you.

Some ospreys are tending their nest on a post in the marsh. There is a webcam aimed at the nest! The birds seem to enjoy being stars, unlike some we encountered at the Great Swamp last summer who threatened to dive bomb us when we paused to take a break from pedaling our mountain bikes through the deep, soft sand on the trail!

They have a beautiful view of the marsh with the Newport Bridge in the distance. There are large fields next to the marsh, so the birds have a variety of terrain and potential prey to hunt for.

The light at Beavertail Point flashed at the very moment I took this picture. It was a fight into the headwind out to the point today, but fun to round the corner at the end!

I always like to spot old things that have been overgrown by nature like this stone gateway. Surprisingly, it is still in great condition, unlike many in the area that have been broken apart by frost or hit by snowplows in winter.

I love this little building in the woods. It stands all by itself and I have no idea what its original purpose was or if there used to be other buildings associated with it. It makes me think of locations filmed in English mysteries. Can't you imagine something intriguing happening here?


knitseashore said...

It looks like you had a beautiful ride! I love seeing the Newport Bridge in the background, and the old fences and buildings hidden in the brush. It always makes me want to uncover and restore them!

Greeley said...

Those are great photos. Can you give any tips on how to take good trip photos. Do you keep your camera in a jersey pocket?

JennyRaye said...

What a great ride you had! So nice that you have your dh to ride with. I ride alone, and while most of the time the peace and quiet is great, there are times when it is downright lonely.

suitcaseofcourage said...

What fantastic pics!!! The lighthouse at Beavertail was particularly cool - for obvious reason. It's GOTTA get warm soon so we can ride together!!