#WEverb12: Walk

by Mandy Weger on December 14, 2012

Walk: Describe the path to a favorite place of yours to walk in 2012. What’s meaningful about the place or the journey?

In Spain, we had a relatively short walk to the ocean and would walk there many nights as the sun was setting. The sunsets in Spain were spectacular. It was something special to walk down to watch the sun finally sink below the horizon.

The view from our balcony at our house

The view from the cliff we would walk down to regularly

Second on my list of places to walk was the Fragas Do Eume, the forest near our house where the colors seemed so vibrant and saturated that if felt like a wonderland.

The trees were covered in squashy green moss, the Eume River was ice-crystal blue as a result of the eucalyptus trees, and it was just a magical place for a walk. I only went there three times during our duration in Spain, but I can recall the images of my time there so vividly.

It felt truly like a magical place.

Really, the only times that I feel like a walk is truly worth it is if there is amazing nature to see and experience during the walk. Otherwise, it’s a bit difficult to convince me for a spin around our neighborhood because it’s all the same and it’s boring and not particularly beautiful in the way that Spain was.

Hopefully one day I’ll live in a more secluded area where I can experience more nature walks, as that is the best motivator for me to get out and stay active.

This post is particularly terribly written because I’m trying to publish it before midnight so I can still get it in for today and it’s 11:56 right now. Sorry, but the timing is more important than quality today. :P

  • http://hemborgwife.wordpress.com/ Bailie

    I agree that walking in suburban America is the worst motivator! In Sweden I have to walk most places since we do not have a car but I very rarely feel bored like I did back home.

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