Monday, November 10, 2014

Sachuest Point

Wedged between the Sakonnet River and Rhode Island Sound the 265-acre Sachuest Wildlife Refuge is located at the very tip of Aquidneck Island, just east of Newport. We've been to this wonderful little bit of Rhode Island a number of times and it's always a great place to get away form the crowds of Newport and its environs.

This time of year there are few tourists around but there were certainly plenty of birders -- fall is migration time in this part of New England and so lots of folks are out with their cameras and incredibly long lenses trying to catch that one special bird that just happens to be passing through Rhode Island.

We saw few birds but lots of people as we hiked the 2 miles or so around the refuge. As you can see from the photos below the refuge itself is quite flat and consists primarily of scrub and thorny brambles (think roses). But it's the ocean, or more specifically, the Sound that catches the eye and spirit.



looking east


looking back north, sort of

looking south

looking east


looking south


the visitor center



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