Wednesday, 19 March 2014

A Walk Along The Canal Side – bliss.

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A walk along the canal side is always going to bring joy. Last Thursday, the weather turned bright and cheerful, so we set off to walk beside the water to enliven our spirit and enjoy the softness of feeling that being beside water always brings. Come with me as I walk and listen to the sounds of Spring.
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The is the Grand Union Canal.
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I woke up early today, excited about the day ahead. My health and well being are important and it is my job to decide to take care of myself. Its up to me to find the time, the place and the reasons to go for a walk.

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy, or ……
I can be thankful that my skin will be blessed with moisture.

Today I can feel sad that I have so many other things to do, or……….
I can be happy that I’ll have so much more energy to do them when I’m done walking

Today I can grumble over the temperature, or…
I can be thrilled that I’ve got the right clothes to deal with it.

Today I can whine because I have to find the time to walk, or….
I can shout for joy that my body is able to keep pace with my spirit

Today I can mourn my lack of walking partners, or…
I can revel in my quiet time alone.

What my health and fitness will be like is, in great measure, up to me. I get to choose my level of well being. I get to lay the plans for a daily walk.

Have a great walk today…unless you have other plans.

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  1. I love canals, always have, maybe because most of them have an aura of age about them, and nature. You have a beautiful place to walk. I do too, along a bay but wow, that is a lovely canal. The last photo is especially pretty.

  2. Yes, I love the age about it all too Terra. One or two of the houses along the way there offered bed and breakfast accommodation. I was very tempted to book up. Imagine waking up in the morning to the intense sound of birdsong and to look out on the canal as the barges passed by. Just magic.

  3. I feel like I've seen some of those spots before. I was looking narrow-boat holidays for some reason. Why a Bear would do that is beyond my imaging, but i just did.

    Hope your 2014 is off to a good start! See you anon.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

  4. I'd love to take that walk -- I too have thought about a narrow boat holday...

  5. I saw a series about narrow boat holidays in the UK and I think that sounds like fun. Though there is a bit of hard work pushing and pulling to open and close the locks. I think your walk sounds very enjoyable.


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