Saturday, March 21, 2020

My Happy Place

The second day of spring brought temperatures in the 50s.  Even though it was a little chillier than yesterday the sun was out this morning and I was feeling ready to get moving.

By 11:30, when I finally got my act together clouds covered the skies that had been bright and blue just a few hours before.  My plan was to park at my usual spot on the C&O canal and take a leisurely bike ride along the towpath.  A lot of other people had the same idea.  My usual spot at Lock 10 was full so I continued down the Clara Barton Parkway towards DC in search of a parking lot with a bit of free space.

Fortunately, I didn't have to go too far.  The lot at Lock 6 offered up a few free spaces.  Once on the path, I headed north towards Great Falls.  It didn't take long to spy a few turtles trying their best to warm up on a fallen log in the canal.  Families of all size walked, biked and ran along the path.  I noted more than one person who preferred to turn their back to me as I approached.  There was no reason to take it personally as it seems everyone has staying healthy on their mind.

After about thirty minutes I turned myself around to head back to the car.  Just as I was thinking I had not seen much wildlife I was surprised by five deer galloping through the woods.  The weather for tomorrow is forecasted to be sunny and back in the 50s.  So, if anyone is looking for me I'll most likely be looking for wildlife along the canal.


  1. Getting outside, even for a few minutes, gives us such a reprieve from the confinement of being indoors. Enjoy your ride tomorrow, too!

  2. What a great place to ride a bike. I think those deer were happy to see you, too.