Good morning Tuesday readers!
HOW are you?
HOW are you feeling?
HOW are you coping?
I hope you all have had a decent weekend.
I know, I know … it is hard to tell the difference between the days during these weird times.
WE here in the Mid-Atlantic got a special visitor over the weekend, the summer heat! Friday and Saturday were downright hot.
No, we have not yet set that AC button to ON.
It’ll happen, eventually.
Because, now we are right back to gloomy, gray and damp May again.
We were hiking on again over the weekend.
It is hard to resist to do so. This time around we headed for Point of Rocks in Maryland. We did a ten miler (about 16 kilometers). It is not a demanding hike AT all, terrain wise.
Just flat and easy, but long.
And green. It winds along the Potomac River, but most of the time it just feels like one is hiking in a never ending green tunnel.
And, the path is straight as an arrow. It follows the old C&O Channel.
In all honesty, it is not the most exciting hike in the universe. But, it is still good, and you’re in nature. SO, that works for the two of us.
We're starting our hike here, in Point of Rocks.
Peter's taking off on this very nice and warm Saturday morning.
A river runs thru it. The Mighty Potomac River, that is.
We cannot WAIT until we can head out to the Appalachian Trail again, or to the Shenandoah. But, there are recommendations from The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, they do not want hikers out on the narrow A.T during these uncertain times. One can not really social distance oneself from one another on that trail.
Of course, they cannot close the trail per se. BUT, they do URGE people not to go. So, we are not hiking there now.
The states south of us have (cautiously) partly "re-opened" the A.T again, but not Virginia, and neither have the states north of us.
So, we’ll wait.
And, in the meantime we will be hiking locally.
The green tunnel.
Summer feelings, though!!
Sometimes the surroundings look like something out of a fairytale.
We brought a lunch picnic along as well.
Of course we did. It always tastes so good!
YES! You have got to eat something sweet as well. Nutella tastes like heaven for a tired hiker. SO does the trail mix (a mix of nuts and M&M's). Coffee (for me) is a given.
BUT, you have got to start with that substansional sandwich. THAT goes without saying ;-)
Hiker-Annika, a true selfie of the day.
And, we did hang on our deck a lot over the weekend.
We even hung out on the front one evening when the sun was baking over the deck.
It felt so good to really use our outdoor areas again.
Boats on the Potomac. Virginia is the land that you see on the opposite side of the river.
I certainly hope you all had a decent, or even good, weekend as well!!