From Home to Home, and Back, Day 22: Block Island, Part 2: Eastern Resorts to Payne Overlook

I spent about two hours on this stretch of the walk, and found it the most varied in scenery.  The crowds congregated around the great houses, between New Shoreham and North Point Fibers.SAM_6909

Here is the Manisses Hotel, owned by the Abrams family.

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Lightburne House is a bed and breakfast, just south of the Manisses.

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The Abrams’ also have an organic farm and exotic stock ranch.  The animals may be fed with pellets, which are purchased outside the pens.

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As it happened, only the donkey was much interested in eating.

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Tank, the Galapgos tortoise, was just glad to be out and about.

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I have always liked long-haired, shaggy-looking Scottish cattle.

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This seems to be my summer for emus.

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The dromedaries were making a racket, but kept back from feeding.

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The Birds of Paradise were not flying up anyone’s nose, in this early afternoon.

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Free-ranging alpacas are the sources of wool for North Light Fibers, whose store is adjacent to the ranch.

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1661 House is the southernmost of the Abrams Family properties.

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The Spring House is the last of the great resorts in the southeast quadrant.

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Occasional views from the road reminded me that there is good reason for these resorts to be expensive.

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I arrived at Southeast Light House around 2:30.  The house is unoccupied, but is maintained by the Block Island Historical Society.

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Like other communities, Block Island suffered a loss on September 11, 2001.

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The view from Southeast Light is, nonetheless, breathtaking.

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There were other gems awaiting:  Payne Overlook, and its Steps to the Shore, and Rodman’s Hollow.

These will be featured in Part 3.

9 thoughts on “From Home to Home, and Back, Day 22: Block Island, Part 2: Eastern Resorts to Payne Overlook

  1. What magnificent and classic old New England scenery, Gary. I’d LOVE to have an opportunity to stay in each of the hotels some time! Is this an area that you knew, or were you visiting the island for the first time?

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