Good morning June!
June again, summer it is!
It feels … both good and strange.
I am happy that it is summer, I am.
But I am unhappy that it will be such a strange and different summer. However, we’ll just have to make the best of it.
Saturday morning Peter and I headed out for the trails again.
This time around, we were Harpers Ferry bound. We wanted to hike along the Potomac River for a little bit.
Even though we had to change our plans slightly due to a closed foot bridge over the river in Harpers Ferry.
It was not that easy finding a parking space either. I hate, hate, hate that the authorities think that closing parking and nature will help the spread of Covid. I think it is the opposite, as a matter of fact, nature WILL rather heal than spread.
However, we did find a parking space after some searching and cruising on mountain roads, haha.
Driving thru Harpers Ferry in the early morning. The whole town is pretty much closed down due to Covid. Harpers Ferry is a huge tourist and hiker hub. Harpers Ferry also played a huge role during the civil war. This is also where Appalachian Trail has its headquarter's. Peter and I are headed for the parking lot. And yes, that parking lot WAS indeed open.
This is the foot bridge between Harpers Ferry and Maryland, and it is also the bridge for trains. A couple of months ago a train derailed here, and the bridge is not safe for walkers yet. It is safe for trains, but not for hikers. THIS was a bummer for us, we had to trek back to our car and drive to the Maryland side instead.
This is where the Potomac and the Shenandoah rivers are merging into one, the Potomac that is.
"Life is old there, older than the trees"
Peter and Shenandoah river an early morning in the end of May.
There is something so special about rivers.
A green tunnel
Early morning bliss.
Train tracks leading to Harpers Ferry.
Down by the mighty Potomac.
A river runs thru it.
It was such a wonderful day to be out in nature.
Sunny, warm and not humid.
Again, I am so thankful to live where I live, to have all this abundance of nature surrounding us.
And this is where we enjoyed our lunch. A first class picnic spot!
No kayakers, rafters or tubers were out on the river this Saturday. Why not? Covid restrictions, what else is ... ?
But it is so cool to just look out on the Potomac, and to listen to it.
A splendid summer day.
Peter on a narrow path leading to the river.
And, at this spot the river's so CALM!
I can never get enough of this.
Potomac Heritage Trail.
Peter's photographing something in the shade of the trees on the river bank.
And then we got to this open spot. People had set up camp for sun bathing and swimming. NOT sure how safe swimming is right here ...
Lots and lots of shells.
And, people were hanging by the rocks kind of far out in the river. It looked so nice.
It has been an unruly weekend in the US as well.
Lots of riots and looters in major cities through out the US.
VERY un-nerving. However, I get it. I do get it. People have had enough of racism and unfairness. BUT, I do not understand the riots, loots, the violence and the burning of buildings and cars.
I know, it is fine line and your voices have to be heard. But violence, destroyance and pain are not the answer.
Again, I get that enough is enough, because it really IS enough. I am ALL for it.
But not like this. NOT in these ways.
Karolina has had it quite rough out in West Hollywood this weekend. I can tell you that much. I wish I could just pick her up and take her home, but it is not that easy. I really hope this will settle down in a little bit.
All right, June it is.
I hope we’ll get some good news and some calmness soon. ON every level.