...random jottings on what may be happening in my life at any particular time, not necessarily anything earth shattering, just ordinary every day stuff; and photographs, mainly taken by me, my GKB and other family members as we travel through this journey called life...
Way back in July 2010 I started this blog with the intention of it keeping me accountable for when I trained (haha) for when my sister and I decided to 'do' the rail trail. The blog has gone it's own way, with the occassional nod to my walking and other exercise. And often lack of it :)
But we now have a date!
And we have a mode of transport.
We will walk it - hopefully it will take us no more than four days,
maybe three with luck and a good wind.
We have enlisted my GKB to drive a camper van
which we'll sleep in at night and he can go fishing during the day, if he wants.
And as he is a fisherman I don't think he'll have any problem with that.
So now I need to go walking in earnest.
My GKB has to go walking three times a week
so I am going out with him but it is more of a stroll than a walk.
.His legs get too painful if he goes too hard at it.
So far we have strolled along the beach once or twice
and earlier this week we went to the lake on a beautiful day
and walked around the lakeside for a bit.
We've also strolled down the floodbank at the Silverstream.
My GKB gave up after about 10 minutes, he hasn't learnt to pace himself yet.
So I took off by myself for a brisk walk to the end of the section we were on.
On one side was an extremely low Silverstream and on the other the playing fields.
It has been very hot and sunny for the last month but today
the temperatures dropped and so I went out by myself.
I walked away from town and headed down to a crossroads where I usually turn back
but today I decided to go a little further, straight ahead.
I've driven down here and knew there were some old homesteads
as well as some new modern homes but have never walked down before.
The picture above is Islington, one of the old homes,
and below is the entrance to Chelmsford, one of the new residences.
You can see the end of the garages through the gate.
Anyway, all that is to say, we finally have a plan and now I need to knuckle down.
Strolling three times a week with my GKB and three times out by myself.