Saturday, May 17, 2008

A Walk in the Woods

'A Walk in the Woods' is a fantastic book by Bill Bryson, about hiking the Appalachian Trail. If you've never read anything by him, you should. He's very witty and extremely funny, but also very informative and interesting. I highly, highly recommend that book. Another good one that I read of his was about Australia, called 'In a Sunburnt Country.'

I did my own walk in the woods today as Marty and Tassie went for a run. By the way, please see Marty's Blog to read why we didn't make it down to Surf City this morning.

It was a beautiful day in North Carolina, and once again I was very thankful to live near such a great park with so many trails. Even though I can't run right now, I decided to go for a walk and bring my camera to snap some pictures along the way. The air was comfortable, the breeze was slight and the birds were chirping. As much as I wanted to be running, I still enjoyed the day. So here in pictures is my walk in the woods.

Here is Marty and our skinny puppy ready for their run.


This is the beginning of the trail that heads down to the river and the old mill.

It winds on down at the beginning...


It starts to narrow...


And there are a couple of little bridges to cross...

Some places are steep...

And others are wide open...

Until you finally get to the stream...



It's funny how much great scenery you can miss when you're out there running. I had a real nice walk :)




1 comment:

Beth said...

That trail is beautiful Bri! I might just show up on your doorstep to go for a run one day... :) Hope the foot is feeling better soon - but in the mean time I think you are doing such a great job of "making the best of the situation"!!