We had a wet and rainy Sunday this last weekend. Carol and I always hike on Sundays and this past weekend our Sunday started as a washout. Typically, as you may know, we have breakfast at some diner local to the area we will be hiking..this past Sunday we just ate at home, did some chores and waited for the weather to clear. It didn't. Somewhere around mid-day we headed out to Middletown to visit our friend Bob. After a few minutes of shopping (there is always a few minutes of shopping involved) we made it to Bob's and had a great visit. As we wrapped up our visit the weather cleared and we headed to Melville, about ten minutes away, to a trail I had found on my AllTrails app.
Finding the start of the trail was an exercise in sleuthing, but we arrived ultimately in the right location and started off on this one mile trail over wet leaves and muddy spots. Yet another of those hidden Rhode Island gems presented itself. This is an easy trail to walk and easy to follow. It has everything from small waterfalls to a lake and even views of the bay and Prudence Island beyond. At one spot there were stepping stones across a shallow stream coming down from the dam. There were even picnic tables along the trail and lots of paths down to the lake for fishermen. We chatted with a couple of guys who were fishing, they had caught a few bass and hooked a couple of good trout but couldn't land them.
That was a fine way to end the afternoon, but we were in for one more surprise on our way home from Middletown. A new Market Basket grocery store was having it's Grand Opening in Fall River. We had to stop. What a nice store...the best selection ever and super prices. We may have found a new place to shop.
I am writing this post on Wednesday morning, trying to catch up as usual. Earlier this morning my friend Richard Benjamin and I took our drones down to Hundred Acre Cove in Barrington to capture a sunrise and were not disappointed. Dick is focused on still photography where my focus is more on video but he did inspire me to try shooting stills from my DJI Mavic drone. I got the image you see above. Drone video may be posted sometime in the near future.