WILI's 2010 BLOCK ISLAND TRIP
 
WILI's Wayne Norman took a Constitution Coach filled with WILI listeners to the high-speed Block Island Express on Sunday, September 12, 2010.  A good time was had by all.
 
The group scattered in many directions.  Wayne walked 8.1 miles of road, trail, and rocky beach, saying, "The last time I walked this far in one day was when I backpacked the Grand Canyon in 2002."  Here are some of Wayne's photos from the day.
A camel on Block Island?  Yep!  Nyla is one of many exotic critters at the Abrams Animal Farm just south of Old Harbor. And it's FREE!
 
Llamas, Sicilian donkeys, fainting goats, a zebu, indian runner ducks, and an immense Scottish Highlands Steer called Mr. McDuff (brown on lower right)
 
A yak (left) and Mr. McDuff (center)
 
Yakkity Yak (Don't Talk Back)
 
A big tortoise (nearly 3 feet long)
 
A red kangaroo
 
 
 
Emu
 
 
 
Sorry these are so dark, but it was tough to get a shot of the ring-tailed lemurs, which are endemic to the island of Madagascar
 
 
After a delightful hike westward on the Fresh Swamp Trail (Greenway), Wayne took a lunch break at the Fresh Pond
 
 
 
While looking for the Rodman's Hollow nature preserve, Wayne got lost on the poorly-marked Fresh Pond Greenway, and ended up on the other side of the pond.  The three prior pictures were taken directly across the pond from this shot.
 
Wayne gave up on Rodman's Hollow and wound up going south to Painted Rock, which is about three feet wide, and is covered in hundreds of layers of paint
 
Continuing southward, Wayne took a steep trail down to Vail Beach and enjoyed watching the surf
 
Then Wayne took the non-traditional way of reaching the beach below Mohegan Bluffs--by walking 1.2 miles east on the very rocky shoreline.  They should change the name of this place to Rock Island. Mohegan Bluffs are on the horizon.
 
Some of the 142 wooden steps up Mohegan Bluffs
 
The spectacular view from atop Mohegan Bluffs.  That thin dark line on the horizon where the water line meets the cliffs is Montauk, Long Island, NY.
 
 
 
 
These photos were taken by WILI listener Terry Lavoie:
 
Looking out of the east side of the top of the light tower of Southeast Light
 
Scene from the living quarters at Southeast Light
 
These photos were taken by WILI listener Wayne Cormier:
Southeast Light
 
Looking east from Block Island
 
Looking south on High Street--toward Mohegan Bluffs
 
The stone walls on Pilot Hill Road, heading for Southeast Light
 
TO SEE PHOTOS FROM WILI'S 2009 BLOCK ISLAND TRIP, CLICK HERE
 
TO SEE PHOTOS FROM WILI'S 2008 BLOCK ISLAND TRIP, CLICK HERE
 
TO SEE PHOTOS FROM WILI's 2007 BLOCK ISLAND TRIP, CLICK HERE
 
TO SEE PHOTOS FROM WILI'S 2006 BLOCK ISLAND TRIP, CLICK HERE
 
TO SEE PHOTOS FROM WILI'S 2005 BLOCK ISLAND TRIP, CLICK HERE
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