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East-West, Up and Down... that was my day
Posted by: HoboSylvain | 2013-06-19 19:30:59 | Norris Point, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Keywords: lake, pond, walk
Today, I spent most of the day walking exploring the little town I'm in and the next one. Since it was very cloudy with a chance of rain today, I didn't want to venture much in the trail system, because they would be slippery and I didn't want to get caught by rain hours from a shelter.

So, instead in the morning, I went out early to capture the first glimpses of sunlight. It was still overcast, but at some point, I did see some yellow colouration on the clouds. I walked all over the town, to view the bay and the mountains from different angles. After 3 hours of walk, since the rain was beginning, I returned to the hotel to rest a bit.

After a quick nap, I was ready to venture again... fearing it would rain again, I came out with a plan... I walked on the road side towards the next town. Officially, it's just 8 km away... that's the bird's flight distance not considering the many hills. Normally, I would cover 8 km on flat land in less than 1.5 hours. This time, with all the hills up and down... it took me 2.5 hours to reach destination and about the same to come back. So, considering the hills, it felt like 16 km each way. To give you an indication of the hills... I started at sea level... and the highest point I had was almost 300 m.

The view at the other end wasn't so great though... but I had a nice fish and chips to give me fuel to come back.

Maybe it was because there's too much oxygen in the air here, but I'm quite tired and I know I will sleep well tonight.

The lead picture is from the Rocky Harbour Pond.  This is a small pond here in Newfoundland...  and it's almost 2 km long.


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