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 back north, sort of|
|the visitor center|