The Week in Walks, etc. Vol 23

It’s the last update of the walking for 2007. Let’s get to it! πŸ™‚

Sunday, 23rd December

This was a day that wasn’t suitable for being outside for more than a few minutes at a time. I started to walk, got to the end of the driveway and decided that it’s best for my safety (winds were upwards of 60km/h during the day with the temperature being somewhere around -15Β°C) to just let it go for the day. It didn’t help either that I wound up having to unstick all the doors on both cars which were frozen.

Total distance – 1012 steps, 0.80km

Monday, 24th December

Walking 24/12/07

The snow had been melting over the weekend, and then as I was walking, I started to notice that the camera was getting coated with some of the ice and snow that was blowing around. Don’t worry cos I then went and protected it in my jacket πŸ™‚

Total distance – 1767 steps, 1.41km

Tuesday, 25th December

Walking 25/12/07

The sun sets on a white Christmas. Need I say more? πŸ˜‰

Total distance – 1954 steps, 1.56km

Wednesday, 26th December

Walking 26/12/07

My friends, the turkeys, are grouping together, possibly looking for a bit of leftover Christmas dinner? Maybe not cos after I came along, they started to go into the forest that’s in the background.

Total distance – 2822 steps, 2.25km

Thursday, 27th December

Walking 27/12/07

There was a light dusting of snow overnight, which made a really nice look on the trees, however you’ll see a different look of the same thing soon πŸ˜‰ Here, I’ve given y’all a shot of the sun in the southwestern sky.

Total distance – 2997 steps, 2.39km

Friday, 28th December

Walking 28/12/07

See what I mean about the coating of things? These are some bushes that have gotten a major coating of snow during the storm we had during the day – it was really heavy snow, and I did a lot of work outside to clean up the snow from around the cars, but I didn’t get too far in that venture, and decided to just walk down to the mailbox to get the mail and come back, trudging through what had to have been about 15-18cm of snow (that’s 6-7 inches).

Total distance – 2068 steps, 1.65km

Saturday, 29th December

Walking 29/12/07

After the snow was cleared, the trees still hold the snow on them, as you can see from this stand of pine trees in the field by the horse paddock. Also, the snowmobilers were out in force, and I am glad to say that every one that I saw had helmets on.

Total distance – 2354 steps, 2.88km


In other news, it was a quiet week around here, as I was by myself for the whole time. I did enjoy Christmas Eve with a family friend – we wound up having Chinese food as all the pizza joints closed up early for the holiday. Then I got to church just barely in time because I wasn’t 100% sure if it started at 7 or 7.30 pm – it was 7, and I got there just in the nick of time, for the very traditional program.Actually, I shouldn’t say it was totally quiet – I mean, since I was alone, I had the opportunity to have the speakers on at night, so I could listen to music without destroying my ears; of course on Christmas that changed to cricket to listen to during the night, which is always fun πŸ™‚

This week, I go back into the routine of visiting the therapist again, and there are a few other issues that need to be mentioned, and then it’s back to the normal routine of the world.

And I have to say that, even though it’s been really nice to have the house all to myself (and the dog), it’ll be nice to have someone around again… πŸ˜‰