Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cloudy Saturday

Our trail on Mt. Galbraith
The low pressure system that has been hanging out over the Pacific Northwest the past few days hasn't gone away as quickly as projected. It's still overcast, and on the way home from my Saturday walk with the ladies, it began to sprinkle a little. I just now decided I'll do something different than try to skydive tomorrow, and later today I'm going to the movies with my friend Judy.

Galbraith Mountain trails has been added this summer to our repertoire of walks, and today was the second time we went up. That boardwalk on the right of the walkers is for mountain bikers, who share this trail with walkers and runners. And as you can see, it's very green and quite lovely at this time of the year. I asked if we could take a group shot at the overlook, since we had at least a little bit of a view. We ran into several bikers who were happy to share the trail.
That's Cindy, our leader, in front with the white hair
I took two pictures. In this one, not everyone was present, but it's actually a nice shot, so I decided to put them BOTH in my post to share with you. Behind us you can see Bellingham below, but it wasn't exactly clear and visibility got a bit worse as the day went on. We walked for two hours, though, and everyone worked up quite a sweat (it's humid, too).
Fairhaven Walkers, Saturday group
In this picture, everyone is visible and looks ready for the shot, except for Ebba, who is peeking out behind the two on the right, and another lady whose name I have forgotten. I took the picture, but otherwise everyone is in there somewhere. In the previous shot, you can see Ebba clearly, so that's one reason why I went ahead and just published them both. Heck, it's my blog, and I can do what I want, right?

Anyway, it's a good start to the weekend, and I'm looking forward to taking it easy tomorrow. Relatively speaking, that is. I hope we all have a great couple of days.
:-)

20 comments:

  1. Mt Galbraith looks like a wonderful place to trek (or ride) - and I love all those happy faces.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. you never really take it easy - you're on the move all the time. and i respect you for that! :)

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  3. You are right, and you can do what you want on your blog....a find job you do, too. Love your adventures.

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  4. I love your photos of your walking group. They look to be a fun group. I especially like the lady on the left who is checking on the dogs in both pictures. That would be me if I was part of your group.

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  5. It looks like the bikers are wimps. I find most mountain bikers to be very cooperative. One Sat morning I was coming out from Mt Assinaboine. All the mountain bikers from Calgary were going out. It was a busy trail.

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  6. Looks like a warm hike. You didn't mention bugs..so apparently they are not too bad. We still need rain...maybe tonight we will get some! :)

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  7. Lovely way to spend a Saturday.

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  8. Wow, what a colourful group. Nice array of colours against the trees and grass of the trail. I noticed the dogs, so am thinking the dogs went along on the walk too. Looks like a pretty nice day for a hike and I love all the "Happy Faces".

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  9. ...and I hope your weekend remains beautiful throughout the day.

    As always enjoyed your hiking post. [secretly wishing my hair was a pure white like your leader's]

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  10. You belong with a lovely group of ladies – and I am sure you all have much fun. I never realized how important my legs were until my knees got so bad that I can hardly walk. During our last trip I had to keep using my cane, and I hated it – my mind wants to walk quickly or run and my knees bring me to reality.

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  11. Nice group of walkers! Even if it was a humid, damp day you had a good time. :)

    I am always curious as to which movie you two go see. I'll be waiting to hear --and what you thought of it.

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  12. One thing you certainly captured in your photos -- everyone looks happy!

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  13. It always looks so lush....;) I'll take that over the desert anytime. :)

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  14. I like the separate trail for the mountain bikers, it seems like it would keep things a bit safer for everyone. That is a nice view of Ebba. Very nice looking group of hikers too.

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  15. My husband would love that mountain bike trail. But I'd have to walk. That is if I could walk as far as you!

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  16. Those are nice group shots. The main thing is that you enjoyed the exercise and the camaraderie.

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  17. Dear DJan, the Pacific Northwest is surely lovely with its tall and broad vistas and its lush green and blue skies. Your photographs are always welcomed here as I sit at my computer in Missouri--in the MIdwest wher we have no mountains but we do have vast prairie. Peace.

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  18. the rain has started here...and will last thru thursday...interesting...what is the wood path next to the one you are walking?

    you had a pretty good size group that day...

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  19. What a fun looking group to hang out with. You're so lucky to have so much opportunity to be active and energized.

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