Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I know a lot of you have been having a very warm summer but there are some of us who really haven’t had much of a summer at all. In fact, I can quickly blame it for not getting outside to walk as much as I had planned. It’s hardly been nice for the last two months. Don’t get me wrong, there have been sunny days, but it just hasn’t been a great summer.
Kim and I have been walking when she gets home from work (or I get home at the end of the day). We have only been averaging 2 hours at a time this week but were intending to getting in a few more hours today.
However, this is what came home with her:
My poor tree out front lost a lot of its leaves.
You can’t really tell by these pictures, but some of them are golf ball sized. There are going to be a LOT of damaged cars around here. Fortunately my son has my truck right now but depending on where he is with it, on how much damage it has received – I’m hoping for none :)
This is AUGUST people – hasn’t Mother Nature looked at her calendar lately – we need some warm weather around here.
Kim and I have been doing a lot of walking and so far have been aiming for walking every day to get conditioned. On Saturday we will be walking a 25K training walk with our complete pack so we know how it feels. I’m looking forward to it.
They also have finally posted the route on the internet and let me tell you, there’s going to be some pretty big hills. Syl, we will be walking along the 22 from Priddis to Bragg Creek – them are pretty big hills…
Good thing I’ve doing a lot of hill walking then….
I’m very unhappy about my weight right now but there is no one to blame buy myself so I’m working hard to correct it. Uncle Tom keeps disappearing and showing up at the oddest times. And showing up right after a two week holiday when I was not feeling myself to start with, well it just made it worse.
I’ve been doing lots of research on how I want to tackle my grub for the next while and so much of it sounds so good, that I don’t know where to start. Silly eh?
I hope you all have had a FANTASTIC weekend!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Anyway, we got dropped off about 3 miles from the campground and were going to make our way back. The guys had done the same route a couple of days before. I took my small camera with me and the pictures are not as good as my Nikon but you will get the drift of what we did that day.
We got dropped off at the top of the Kimberley Golf Course and had to walk down this service road that went right through it. It was all downhill and this is what the view was like. We were to walk upstream which was towards that mountain (but of course not that far).
There are tons of Osprey nests around the river and they were flying over us for some time. I couldn’t get one on camera because my little camera just doesn’t have the capability like the Nikon to take that type of picture. It can be frustrating…
We fished about two hours around this first bend. It was an old power station and was quite the hole. What I want you to notice is what we had to climb over to get to the water.
There were logs and very large rocks everywhere.
Nice hunk of rock which I will assume is a piece of petrified tree. I had to take a picture of it.
Once we started walking it was very tough to do. We were wearing wading boots which have felt on the bottom to help prevent you from slipping on the rocks. Works great if the rocks are wet but not so good if they were dry. Since we were walking along the bank for the most part it still made it slippery. The boots are large and heavy and climbing over big rocks and trees is not easy.
While I was contemplating how I was going to make it over this log jam, some rafters came down through the rapids.
Yes, I had to try to climb over that and no I didn’t make it. I went up into the mountain and walked through the brush. Not sure what was easier as I got pretty scratched up.
That is Mr. Sandra in the blue by the way. They walked along that thicker log then had to get over the jam in the corner and walk along another log.
There was no way I was going over those logs… I walked around the back end of them and climbed over this instead. Which I realize is still logs but was a shorter distance and something I felt safer doing. I had already fallen on the large logs and did a face plant so I was nervous. I didn’t hit my face by the way but hurt my hand as I needed to prevent my face from hitting the rocks. Stupid boots…. so when I stepped on that big log, my shoe slipped and I got off and walked around the back of it and humped over the above logs instead.
We were almost to the end of our day and after what we had to climb over next just about wore me out. Unfortunately I didn’t take any close up pictures of it but there were lots more trees and very large rocks. I have to tell ya it was a very hard workout. All in all the trip took us about 6 hours to walk the 3 miles. Of course lots of stopping and fishing. Unfortunately it wasn’t a very productive fishing day. The guys had better luck two days before.
Mr. Sandra did this two days, with one day of golfing in between. He can exercise if it is something he likes – I just have to find something we can both do together that he likes.
We both ached at the end of the day and we just stayed in the trailer and watched a movie and went to bed early. Even the next day my hip was sore. It was all that straddling the huge logs to get over them :)
I hope you enjoyed the day with me. Have a FANTASTIC day!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I had the opportunity to connect to the internet at the store in the campground we are staying at. I thought I’d just send a quick note to say “HI”.
The weather has been on and off for the last week but we are making the best of it. Some days it is nice and sunny, others it is pouring rain.
Last year they were working on a new trail between two small cities. They took out the old railway and made it into a 30Km walk/bike trail. Kim and I have gone out on it several times now, walking 2-3 hours at a time. It’s very clean, smooth and of course since it is new, in great shape.
I even got my rollerblades on and gave it a go. I have had these for the last two years but have been afraid to give them a try because the first time I did, I hit those little rocks on the road and almost did face plants several times. AND I need to learn how to stop. The other day, that was still my issue – learning how to stop. Once I get that mastered, I’m 100% sure I will love skating again. I used to do it as a teen but on 4 wheels rather than 3 in a line… :)
We’ve been golfing once so far as well and I plan on going at least a couple more times. All in all, I’ve been keeping pretty active and am in good spirits. I like it when things flow…;
I hope you all are doing well, I’m going to try to catch up on blogs now while I wait for my laundry to finish.