The new restrictions don’t impact our lives too much. We haven’t been going to restaurants or gyms or gatherings. And we knew the numbers were going to start going up as the weather turned cold and meeting outside would not be an option. But there it is, rolling things back and hoping to get the numbers down.
Fortunately, I have places to walk where I do not need to worry about bumping into others. On Saturday, I heading in a different direction on a local trail. I saw two deer, some horses, and a few walkers with dogs – all easily distanced.
While I was on the trail, I listened to a podcast about walking in Shetland. It was interesting to hear about the open access in Scotland and Shetland and the responsibility that comes with that access. Laurie has done a great job of turning her in-person tour business into an online adventure.
The stream that runs along my trail is a salmon run. About a month ago you could see the salmon returning to spawn. There are some groups trying to make sure the stream and surrounding areas nurture this annual return. I know I could easily walk in the neighborhoods but I am thankful to have options like this.