On Wednesday we had a dry day with some sun breaking through the clouds and I was happy that our daughter Katie agreed to join me on a walk on our favorite trail.
We start out on the Sammamish River Trail close to downtown Bothell and heading west it soon becomes the Burke-Gilman Trail.
It was so nice to have a dry day for some exercise. Thirty minutes out and thirty minutes back is our standard plan. That translates to about three miles at our pace.
The reflections on the river were exceptional.
We were dressed for the cold. Katie had her ear muffs and gloves. I walk a little warmer and didn’t need muffs or gloves on this day.
The Canadian Geese were out in numbers and squawking quite loudly.
Part of the trail runs alongside a public golf course with bridges that traverse the Sammamish River.
More reflections in the river.
The best treat during our walk besides the good feeling that our heart rates were being elevated was spotting this eagle!
Ducks and Geese are a dime a dozen, not to mention seagulls and crows, but seeing an eagle is always a very special treat.
I’m still hoping to make walking part of my weekly habit. It is so much easier to get motivated to step out and walk when the weather is dry.
Where do you like to walk?