Today is a glorious March day in Rhode Island – 56 degrees and while not sunny, it feels so warm compared to our usual weather. I could not wait to get on my bike and cycle the East Bay bike path.
This particular path is the most well know in RI, as it was the first on constructed and the longest, at 14.5 miles. It runs through several cities and towns, and about 50% of it offers some really beautiful water views. We are fortunate to have such a great path, especially one that takes you through some state parks.
I have been on this path countless times, but was quite surprised today. Nothing about the path itself has changed – except for the views. Without leaves on the trees, I could see many things never discovered before: tiny beaches, small state parks, buildings and boat harbors. These sights made me go off the beaten path, if you pardon the pun. I enjoyed meandering through the boat yards and the parks. The last discovery was a cool waterfront restaurant serving fresh seafood. I will surely check out that place – being someone who loves eating out, I was amazed to discover a restaurant so close to home but unknown to me.
Today made me realize I’ve never ridden the path in cooler weather. It is motivating me more than ever before to discover what else is out there.
Readers – what about you? What have you seen on your winter jaunts lately?