My intentions have been to stay away from city parks and pathways on Saturdays and Sundays to avoid the crowds that venture to them on these days. When I woke this morning and checked to see what kind of morning it was going to be, I knew I needed to be out there. Just go early while others are savouring a sleep-in Sunday. I was gifted sweet treasures today that made being out at the crack of dawn worth it.
On my "out & about" list was Laycock Park which is in my old stomping grounds neighbourhood. It has been years since I laid foot or tire track in that Park and I read where developments and upgrades had taken place. I could get there sans vehicle via Confluence Park. I first enjoyed Confluence then headed on south to Laycock. The sun was already up by the time I made it into the forest.
the golden glow of early morning
only some trees in the forest took on the morning glow
I headed on down into the park bottom to hit the trail that leads to Laycock Park.
I passed on bringing my big camera today in favour of my taking my kayaking/running camera. Because I no longer run and have not been kayaking, I forgot I even had this camera. I am liking what it is producing.
The golden glow is gone, the wind picked up and the puffy fluffy clouds are forming.
I was intrigued how the clouds in this photograph looked like extensions of the branches.
Back in the day I used to picnic here.
A few things did look different around here from when I frequented the place, yet there were areas where it looked like construction was taking place. I found out later those areas have been like that for quite some time as the city must have run out of money or interest in finishing up the job. There were grassy areas as seen in this photo that were nice to stroll around.
It was an 11 km walk this morning.