Friday, March 20, 2020

Loop to the Lake and Back

It seems as though the panic buying has subsided here. That's good. They're asking people to try to get the grocery shopping done at times when the shops are not so crowded, so we went to Aldi yesterday morning to pick up a few basics. We wanted to make sure we could avoid the stores until later next week. Just as well, because when we walked by the Aldi car park today, it was packed.

Last night, Bill looked out the window and saw that there was a beautiful sunset over the water, so we went out and around the corner for a short walk along the shore path. The sound of the river rushing over the rocks to meet the sea added to the peace, beauty, and joy of the moment.

This morning, we decided to do a looped walk to a nearby lake and back. We went to the lake via one road, walked along the lake for a while, then turned around and walked back to the main road into town and came back that way. When we first came to Dungloe, I watched out of the bus window and was thrilled to see that the footpaths (sidewalks) run all the way from town to the lake on both roads. The road by the lake also has a footpath for a time, but even when it runs out, there is not a lot of traffic on that road, so it's safe to walk there. As we were walking in town, we saw a few people talking to one another, but not as many as we usually see. Those that were having conversations were standing apart--not 2 metres, but farther than they usually do.

Anyway, I snapped a few pictures of things that caught my eye as we were walking, so if you feel like coming along on our walk, scroll on! 😃

walking up chapel road

a front garden--now that's privacy!

at the lake

the pier at the lake--we walked along the road until just beyond the house you see in the distance
islands in the lake

daffodils--these grow in profusion alongside many roads and sometimes the verge is just a mass of yellow

shadows on the hills

another view
back on the road into town--someone's front garden (yard)

play on words

looking back
It was a lovely 3-mile loop.  It was nice to get out and explore our new surroundings a bit more. The scenery was beautiful. Thanks for walking along, in a socially distant virtual sort of way!

And yes, when we came home, we washed our hands well!

I hope you're finding things to smile about, even in this crazy time.


JFM/Jan said...

Thank you to both you and Bill for taking me along on your walk...a gorgeous walk I might add!
We are all living a life with you constant changes now of days. I pray for normalcy to return before I grow to old to remember it myself.

You and Bill stay safe 💮

Vicki said...

What a beautiful town! I think I'd be walking that route every day!

Shari Burke said...

We are spoiled for choice here when it come to walks!

Take care of yourselves!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous pictures...lovely...glad you are getting to walk. It seems to go from Spring to Winter and cold...stay safe...

Lowcarb team member said...

From the comfort of my armchair I really enjoyed my walk with you … lovely photographs Shari, thank you.

All the best Jan