|A bit of history|
|View from the observation deck|
up the coast and beginning to have an effect on the area, mostly just a windy day but the forecasters were having fun trying to scare everyone with predictions of doom. From the top of the hill, after scrambling up the tower, we headed out on the red dot trail. This is a very pretty winding trail with good ups and downs but not too strenuous. Then we came to this sign.
|I wonder . . .|
And you have to wonder just what went on here to name this place Sin and Flesh, I mean, really. I kept looking for both sin and flesh and came away a bit disappointed. The trails are well marked and the walk was a good one today, close to three miles and mostly uneventful. We did meet several people along the trail and everyone was friendly and we even met a cute puppy. The actual Sin and Flesh Brook was completely dry, just a rocky stream bed. We need to come back here once the water starts to flow again. The one bit of excitement, well not excitement as much as - 'oh shit' - was when Nana bent over to tie her show and he phone fell about a foot to the ground, but it was enough. The screen cracked and that was that.. amazing how it can all change in an instant..and we are all so attached to these darned things. Poor Nana was feeling guilty and anxious and sad all at once..I reminded her that we had purchased the insurance and that the ATT store was right on our way home.
Although she felt bad, she felt better. And as it sometimes happens I got a picture of the moment the phone hit the ground. As we returned to where the tower is we approached from the rear and were able to make out the original earthworks of the old fort. This is another of those hidden gems here in Rhode Island. I have lived here for almost 50 years and this was another first for me. So advice to all you readers out there (yes both of you) - get out and explore - there are some really great spots nearby, I guarantee it.