Along the Coastal Trail two overlooks are being constructed, one at the bridgeview parking lot area and one a little farther on.
Getting used to the lack of trees along the Batteries to Bluffs now. Along one steep hillside down from Lincoln to the trail are several of those long erosion control straw wattles that weren’t there when I last visited.
This up, down ‘n curvy trail has around 470 steps (first pic). Noticed the first new railing after crossing the short footbridge on the west side.
The second section of railing is near the top (Battery Crosby trailhead). Wonder if they’re gonna stop at these two.
Crossed Lincoln and headed up the Connector Trail (208 steps – second pic) to Immigrant Point Overlook, then downhill on Battery Caulfield, crossing the street to the dunes boardwalk trail (last two pix).
Today’s second surprise: Centered between and in front of the two built-in wood benches on the viewdeck is now a sunken (maybe 1-1/2 feet deep?) wood-walled square enclosure with an inscribed plaque:
“United States Marine Hospital Cemetery
Home is the sailor,
home from the sea – A.E. Houseman
In memory of the merchant mariners
from around the world who rest here”
Having read something about this, was wondering where they were gonna put it.