My car is in the shop.
Instead of taking the offer of a driver and a ride home I wore my walking shoes
and took a walk in a different area of town.
Walking is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise.
It is simple
can be done almost anywhere
and the only special equipment you need is a good pair of shoes.
You might need some sunglasses
a warm coat or a rain jacket
umbrella or boots
if you have a walking partner
you are blessed.
Conversation makes the time fly and going the distance with a "buddy" is supportive.
One day you may feel tired, lazy or lethargic but your partner urges you on.
Another day it is your turn to encourage him or her.
Walking in a group is popular here in Victoria,
beyond the seafront there are hiking trails
The Galloping Goose is popular with both cyclists and pedestrians.
We have groups of walkers if you like company:
The TC 10K race has several training groups
Widow's Walking Group
Newcomers Club Walkers
Nordic Pole Walkers
Outdoor Club of Victoria
groups that walk out of the fitness and Seniors centres.
Mr. HB and I walk together on the weekends.
We have "My route" and His route."
My route goes along the waterfront to the Gonzales area of town,
his route goes along the waterfront towards the "boat pond."
Bald Eagle perched in a tree surveying the ocean
possibly looking for a fish dinner.
Off it flies towards the sea...
soft shades of blues and greys
the sun breaks through the clouds
there are many quiet moments when we walk
moments to enjoy the scenery
moments to observe the unexpected
moments when we share some conversation
we are walking together
as we have done since we walked down the aisle so many years ago.
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The Victoria Orchid Society Show is on this weekend and I'll be working at the admissions table.
I plan to take my knitting with me just in case there is a quiet moment during the day.
Looking forward to perusing the show and sales table after I finish my shift.
When it comes to orchids I have a weak spot for them and a new one might just accompany me home!
"Walking is man's best medicine."
~ Hippocrates ~
Have a fun weekend!