|Whatcom Falls Park|
This morning was our first regular walk of the new year, and we had twice the number of walkers as we did on New Years Day. It was another day where it rained all night and then stopped just in time for us to enjoy ourselves in dry conditions. Way out in front you see our leader Cindy in the pink jacket. I was actually in the middle of the pack, with about the same number behind me as well. We walked around Whatcom Falls Park, along Whatcom Creek, which leads from Lake Whatcom to Bellingham Bay.
|Heading back down |
Then we walked UP the city streets to Big Rock Garden Park to add a little distance. I was huffing and puffing on the way up, but when I stopped to take a quick picture, the ladies began to get away from me, so I only took the one and tried to catch up. After a lovely dry walk of about five miles, we met up afterwards for some coffee before heading off into our day. My favorite way to start the weekend!
A wonderful way to start the day, and the week. Too cold to spend much time outside in my neck of the woods - totaled one mile yesterday and that was more than enough!ReplyDelete
The UP is what the challenge is. Walking with a group is the way to get some serious walking in.ReplyDelete
Such a pretty area and a great group to walk with!ReplyDelete
You really do have a big walking group. I love how you don't let the cold weather stop you. The UPhills would almost always stop me.ReplyDelete
Glad you dodged the raindrops for your weekly walk.ReplyDelete
Glad that the rain held off for you. And there would have been some seriously huffing and puffing from me. At the very back of the pack.ReplyDelete
I like the look of that walk in the first photo. It's great to be able to have a dry walk in the woods in the winter.ReplyDelete
My! Looks so green there!! :)ReplyDelete
Pleased it dried up for you making walking far more pleasant. A lovely way to start the weekend.ReplyDelete
I am impressed that you can do UP. Elevation any more wrecks me. I do Down nicely.ReplyDelete
Yeah for a dry walk! Hardly looks like winter there:)ReplyDelete
One of my pet peeves is that when I stop to take pictures my other walkers don't wait for me. Why should they? I dunno, but I always end up either fast walking or sprinting on my bike to catch up. I guess we suffer for our art!ReplyDelete
This is not a denigrating comment but I've concluded Washington is like Iowa with some strange place names. So what the (*&^0) is whatcome all about. Maybe we Minnesotan just prefer a whole bunch of obscure Indian names...:) though I can actually translate many of them.ReplyDelete
I had to look it up, but here's where the name comes from:ReplyDelete
"Its name derives from the Lummi word Xwotʼqom, meaning "noisy water." The Lummi Nation is one of our two Native American communities.
I read your note above...in the comments...interesting! And such a lovely walk!ReplyDelete
I try to walk up and down my street and that's it. You are certainly more ambitious.ReplyDelete
Do you take turns being the leader and deciding on the hike? I mostly walk alone but enjoy having a companion now and then. I hope we get some of your moisture in the form of snow. We're way behind snowpack this winter.ReplyDelete
Dear DJan, five miles of loveliness in the company of others enthusiasts. How wonderful. I hope that by Thanksgiving, I'll be able to walk 3 miles for five days of the week. That's a challenging goal for me but I'm determined to try. Peace.ReplyDelete