“Most Beautiful Bike Trail in the East”


Need some calming images? I sure do, so I’m sharing a few from my glorious visit to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware last week, where I greeted this sunrise.

I always rent a bike at the beach, then cruise around slowly, admiring the residential landscaping. But for this visit I took the advice of a long-time bicycler who told me he’d lived all over the U.S. and recommended the trail through Henlopen State Park as the most beautiful in the East.

No argument here. It’s gorgeous and utterly flat – my kind of bike trail.

None of the plants along the way are ones I’d seen in gardens.

Along the way there are some historical landmarks, like Fort Miles, where I posed my rented bike for this shot.

There are foot path options for when your butt needs a break from the bike seat.

I passed this on the way to lunch in Lewes, a lovely historic town.

The weather was grand, warm enough to lie on the beach or in my case, walk for miles, saying goodbye to the ocean for the season before coming home to the world’s best bed and breakfast. Another outrageous superlative in one blog post?

Yes, because just look at it! (Full gallery here.) This is the back garden, and you can’t even see the multiple decks, or the guest-filled back porch.

And proof that a real gardener is in charge here is this potted-up tree on the private deck off my room. I’d never seen Sedum ‘Angelina’ used so perfectly.

A big thanks to John Boggan for turning me on to what’s become my go-to get-away (from Washington, D.C., of all places to live right now.)