Saturday, October 17, 2015

Another nice Saturday

Sittin' on the dock of the bay
While I was on Vashon Island, we took a trip to Point Robinson, where there is a cool lighthouse and two cabins called Pt. Robinson Keepers' Quarters, which are available for weekend (or longer) rentals. During the off season, like right now, you can rent this beautiful cabin for $230/night (it sleeps up to six). We toured the place, but it doesn't hold a candle to Lavender Hill Farm. It was nice, however, to see some other options on the island. Plus I simply loved this rocking chair and didn't want to leave, as it gave me such a nice place to listen to the ocean and sit in the sun.

This morning when I went to walk with the ladies, we had been warned that Cindy, our leader, would be out of town, so we were on our own. Ten of us still met at 8:00am to head from the coffee shop down to the Village Green in Fairhaven. Since we didn't have anybody to tell us otherwise, three of the group decided to walk to Zuanich Park instead of on the scheduled walk. The rest of us took off with ME in the lead (that never happens). I used my new MapMyWalk app to find out how long and how fast we went.

A screen shot from my iPhone
Since I got to set the pace, I was quite pleased that we averaged almost 4 miles per hour, as you can see from the splits. I am a little annoyed that I paid $3 for this app and I still have to deal with advertisements at the bottom of the screen. Humph. Maybe it's time to find out what I must do to get rid of them. I thought it was only the free version that has ads. Time for a little research. But the walk was a very nice way to start the weekend, at any rate. (Update: to get rid of the apps, I need to pay a monthly fee. Grrr!)
:-)

22 comments:

  1. Four minute miles? Impressive.
    Hiss and spit on paying to get rid of ads - particularly after paying for the app.

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    1. Four minute miles? That's 15 miles an hour.

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    2. Oopa! I mean four miles an hour! Sheesh! :-)

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    3. I am glad you can still walk. I shuffle.

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  2. You have to pay a monthly fee to get rid of the ads?! Outrageous!

    I would never leave that porch either!

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  3. Sitting in the sun on a porch and listening to the ocean sounds good to me also....:)

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  4. That is indeed a lovely place to sit. I would probably still be sitting there!

    As for the app, as you have heard, there is no such thing as a free lunch, or app.

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  5. i'd follow you, ads or no ads. :)

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  6. Pretty place! Oh, and that's ridiculous with the ads.

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  7. Nice photo! My fitbit has no ads...:) Seems like anyplace there can be an advertisement these days there is one...even public bathrooms:(

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  8. Four miles an hour is a very fast pace. That's 1 mile in 15 minutes. I could never walk with you!!!

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  9. Looks like a great refuge! I've never heard of having to pay a monthly fee to get rid of ads on an app! Leave a review on itunes and let them know you don't appreciate it!

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  10. I love the porch photo!
    I cannot keep up with you. My extended walking rate is about 3.3 miles an hour. I use a pedometer when I walk. No ads.

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  11. That is a very fast pace you set Djan. Not sure I could keep up with you. Would also enjoy rocking in that chair, it sounded so relaxing.

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  12. I had to laugh at your last sentence. Yeah, we are such fools to think that things like apps are free. That's a pretty photo of you.

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  13. Hey, four miles per hour is a good clip--certainly not a stroll. Love that porch. They would have had to pry me out of that rocker.
    Considering your choice of exercise, that is a great app. Hope you find out how to get rid of the ads.

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  14. I'd be sitting on the porch while you all hiked wishing I could still do that myself--LOL! Sounds like you did a fine job as leader--ads or no ads. ;)

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  15. Agree, that's hoofin' it! B loves her new Fitbit. She makes her 10,000 steps most days; but never at that pace!

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  16. Big smile - I'm remembering snapping your photo while we sat on that porch. What a lovely time we had.

    Your new app is pretty cool, but I would be a bit upset about the ads too. I am trying to work my way up to that pace.

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  17. Looks like such a lovely spot. That app seems to be perfect for you.. aside from the ads, that is.

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  18. I'm afraid ads are a necessary evil with free things. I love seeing you on the rocking chair.

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