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Topic: Walking Shoes - Walking and Other Exercise

  1. Ggrand
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    5 January 2022 in reply to Guest_1055

    Hello Dear Shelly,...🤗..

    Its okay to write your concerns on here...I never feel pressured to answer your posts at all, I reply because I want to and I care about you....

    Please never feel scared about me it anyone else replying or chatting to you....You’re posts here on the walking thread wakens my imagination...

    I know by now I should be able to put my anxiety away enough to go for a walk, unfortunately I can’t, your posts reminds me that there is more to life then just, home, car and work....and I’m very thankful for this thread and being able to read about your walks and other people’s walks as well..

    Have you ever walked barefoot into a muddy puddle after the rain?...I do....I like the feel of the mud squishing between my toes 😂😂...

    My kind thoughts precious lady....how about a hug or two as well....🤗🤗..

    Grandy..

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  2. Guest_1055
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    6 January 2022 in reply to Ggrand

    I really long for you to free from anxiety Grandy, so you can walk absolutely anyway. Wish I could help you. Glad though you reading here helps you in some way. Imagination can be useful.

    Anyway yeah I properly have walked into puddles.

    And thankyou for caring. Hugs back

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    6 January 2022

    Walked out in the very breezy air this evening. On Breakwall Path. I heard the horn from a cargo ship coming through the port. I do like that echo sound. Just something beautiful about it.

    ... Whatever things are beautiful, whatever things are praiseworthy... Think on these things

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    7 January 2022 in reply to Guest_1055

    Just finished walking on the usual path out near the ocean. I can still hear the waves through the opened car window.

    Some of this path is lit up by tall out fashioned lights. Quite beautiful looking the lights. I didn't walk right to the end this time, as I was by myself. Currently it's 9:30pm.

    Best drive home now.

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  5. Guest_1055
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    8 January 2022 in reply to Guest_1055

    Went for a longer walk today. Still near the ocean. We walked from on top of a hill, heading in the direction of the breakwall path. All up it took 1 hour and 35 minutes.

    I was pretty physically tired after it. But still thankful I walked.

    We needed to walk back up that hill too. Wow oh yeah.. What can I say. Got a good workout walking up that hill. I was so puffed out and wanted to sit in the shade. My son encouraged me by saying the car is just up there.

    There was a beautiful clear view over the ocean from on top of the hill. It looked nice and greeny. I liked it.

    We eventually did make it to the breakwall. And because it was a weekend, the gates of lighthouse hill were opened. So we walked on up to the lighthouse. We had just a couple of minutes to spend up there. The guy who locks the gates told us he will be locking them soon. Me... I found a shady spot on the grass and sat for a couple of minutes. Felt so very good, just resting there.

    We were soon off again... And I did something very bold as we were walking back down lighthouse hill. I told the upcoming people starting to walk up, that the guy wanted to close the gates. Sometimes I can be bold and verbally speak up like that. They thanked me for informing them anyway.

    We walked to the end of Breakwall. Looked over the edge of it, then made our way back.

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    11 January 2022 in reply to Guest_1055

    Hi Shelley and all,

    I had a walk this morning at sunrise, there were a few clouds, so that added to the colour and textures in the sky.

    There were some sheep in a paddock, walking through the crisp cut off crop, crunching through the stems all in a line, on their way to the partially filled dam.

    I didn't see any kangaroos this morning.

    A few pretty parrots flew past.

    It was a lovely morning.

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  7. Guest_1055
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    11 January 2022 in reply to Doolhof

    Oh hi dear Mrs D,

    Those sheep sound adorable the way you described what they were doing. Are they meant to eat that crop, like is it human food?

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    11 January 2022 in reply to Guest_1055
    Hi Shell - I do love walking on sand at the beach...it's so relaxing.
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    11 January 2022

    Today I walked on the default walk. There was some kind of volley ball tournament happening on the beach. I just looked at all the portable fabric shelters they had put up on the sand.

    Anyways I walked on the usual path. Really not much different to other days. The scenery.

    I surprised myself though, as I spoke out again. Spoke out to an elderly couple as they walked past me on the other side of the path. They were heading back. The lady had on a brown grassy/cane hat that looked like a large sort of flattened cone. Pointed up the top. Maybe from another country. Anyway I liked her hat and I told them so. Not sure what they said back, but they were smiling back at me. Their smile made me smile.

    I kept walking along... Noticed 2 pigeons. One was standing on a rock, just looking at the port. The other was a tiny bit further along. He or she was sitting all comfy like on a flattened rock, facing the port as well. They both looked content just gazing in the water.

    I walked to the end and back. Nice to get fresh air and sunshine.

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    11 January 2022 in reply to Miz

    Hello Miz,

    Yah I agree it definitely can be relaxing. 😊 (:

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    11 January 2022 in reply to Guest_1055

    Hi Shell,

    The crop has been harvested, what is left is all the stalks. The sheep were all in one long line, the crunching was more the noise they were making as they walked through the crisp stems of the remaining crop.

    Sometimes the farmers still burn the stubble, they did that in our region last year, not sure if that will happen with the stubble near us.

    It is 40 degrees here today. I was thinking of a drive tot he beach late this afternoon early evening, but it is just too hot!

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    11 January 2022 in reply to Doolhof

    Ah I see about the sheep. 🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑

    Yeah 40 degrees is pretty hot alright. Would be nice to go for a swim at the beach. Can't remember if you had said you swim at the beach or not.

    So do you have air con in your car? If you do that should cool you down some if you end up driving to the beach. You could even have a picnic somewhere there.

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    11 January 2022 in reply to Doolhof

    Hello everyone....🤗..

    Isnt it strange how the sheep and the cows always seems to play follow the leader...it really does fascinate me how they do that....

    We had a heavy downpour here today...,On my way home from my volunteer job, there was a lot of water over the road in different sections.....One car a 4 wheel drive didn’t even slow down when going the running water on the road...My little car, got a good wash from all the splashing going on.....If I had my window down..,I wouldn’t need a shower tonight 😂😂😂...

    Sorry, My post isn’t about walking or exercise, just wanted to talk to you all here, when I read about the sheep in one line..🐏🐑🐑🐑🐑..🐂🐄🐄🐄🐄l

    Grandy.l

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    12 January 2022 in reply to Ggrand

    Hi Grandy, Shelly and all,

    Lovely to see you here Grandy. Sounds like you had quite a bit of rain! It is so very dry here. Yes, it is funny how sheep tend to walk along behind each other, or at least if one sheep decides it needs to run from something, the whole flock decide to do the same thing.

    This morning I decided to take a different road in our small town. I saw about a dozen rabbits and some hares, I don't often see them our side of town. If I had left 15 minutes earlier, I would have seen the sun rising from a different view point, one which might be more spectacular than my usual viewing place.

    It felt good to be out walking and to also take a different road for a change.

    In a large front yard, a very friendly sheep came to the fence, stuck its head out and invited me to scratch its ears and head. Once it had enough of that, the sheep just wandered off! Funny thing.

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  15. Guest_1055
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    15 January 2022

    Hi Grandy and Mrs D,

    I quite like sheep. You don't see many around here. Though the hobby farm down near the rec area has some. Anyone know if they put oil on sheeps heads? Maybe a odd question, but it relates to something else I have been thinking about.

    I have not been walking for a couple of days. Went tonight though. I walked up the road and back. Our cat started to follow us. She didn't follow us all the way, just to the corner near next doors house. So cute.

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    15 January 2022 in reply to Guest_1055

    Hi Shelll and all,

    Thanks for this great thread.

    No sheep where I live. I do come across many cats though on my walks. I like walking past gardens and noting which plants appear to be thriving in our area.

    Take care all,

    LL

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    16 January 2022 in reply to Lillylane

    Hello LL,

    I often to the same thing, look at people's gardens. I really want to improve my own. So I look to see what grows best around here. Quite a few people have citrus trees even in their front yards... The people across the street had a beautiful large camellia shrub growing in part shade near the corner of their house. So I was thinking I may plant one of those at our place.

    Quite a few cats live on our street. Super cute

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    18 January 2022 in reply to Guest_1055

    Hi Shell, LL and All,

    I'm visiting my Mum today so will leave early so I can go for a walk along the river near where she lives first.

    Not sure about putting oil on sheep heads. When I had finished rubbing the friendly sheep around the ears the other day my hand was quite dirty. It would be amazing to see how much dirt is washed out of a fleece once a sheep is shorn.

    Going for local walks at the moment along the same roads. Some truckers seem a little amused when I wave to them as they drive past me.

    A nice cool morning here so far, nice for a walk before I visit Mum, covid safe style!

    Cheers all.

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    18 January 2022 in reply to Doolhof

    How are you Mrs D, you seem a little more cheery.

    I read again how you saw rabbits the other day. It reminded me of this very tiny old timber house. I have walked by it a few times previously. There are tons of rabbits which look like they live under the house. No one lives there. So cute when you see them hopping around with their little white tails.

    Did you enjoy visiting you mum and walking near the river

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  20. Guest_1055
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    18 January 2022
    I went walking on the breakwall today. Really not much different to say about it. Beautiful much cooler temperature though. With nice ocean breezes.
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    19 January 2022 in reply to Guest_1055

    I chose to walk on the Coastal walk tonight. Its a bit further south from the breakwall. It is mostly all lit up, lit up from very tall lights on poles. I was walking by myself... so yeah.

    It was super windy out there and I could hear the waves like roaring. I could see some of the ocean as I walked along too. The waves were coming in quick, but not large. Which surprised me.

    The wind felt cool on my skin, I liked it. It was refreshing compared to our house. It can get stuffy at our place.

    I walked past picnic tables, which I have sat at before. Up from those, is a bit of a hill. The hill goes around a corner, and their is a lot of dense vegetation on the left now. It blocks the ocean for a while. On the right is tall apartments, the people living in those would have a beautiful view.

    The path levels out, then goes down hill again. You can see the ocean a bit more. It was still roaring away. I kept walking along. Its very flat now, the path. It is flat for a bit of a distance. I walked past a couple of beach side cafes, that were all shut up for the night. I walked to the ocean baths that are here. I looked to see if anyone was in them swimming. But there wasn't. I turned around at the bird /wildlife board thingy. And walked all the way back

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    20 January 2022 in reply to Guest_1055

    This afternoon I went walking with my sister on the breakwater path.

    The ocean was quite choppy out near the end of the breakwall. And the wind was blowing strong. At times we got lightly sprayed with water whilst walking out.

    Think the beach was closed today. Might have something to do with that volcano eruption.. Not sure.

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    Went for walk on the beach today. And on the breakwall path. It was so nice out there, so nice to be in the mildly warm sunshine.

    I walked in the water, I really could feel myself wanting to swim in the cool water. Just feel too self conscious to do it at the moment. Maybe I can find a quieter beach.

    Anyways I did like feeling the coolness on feet and legs. I walked to the end of the beach. And stood leaning up against a flat rock. That also felt cool on my back. The coolness coming right though my shirt. I looked at the ocean for a while. I also noticed shells today on the sand. You don't normally see them here on this beach.

    Then as I was simply standing there. This medium sized dog with a wide pink collar came up to me and sat at my feet. Sooo cute. He was one of those short haired dogs with many rolls of wrinkles on her face. Her name was Luna. Luna was on the collar. I gave her a pat. She was super friendly and had a bit of an attitude maybe, because when her humans came it appeared she was digging her feet into the sand. As if to say, "I am not coming" It was adorable. Maybe they were trying to train her. Idk. She eventually went with them. I feel like I had made a friend with this Luna dog. It made me happy.

    After a while I headed up to the breakwall path. Just needed to walk up a small sand dune. Not that big really, but left me puffed. So I sat looking over the port for a while. Just plonked myself in the sand along side the path. I watched some boats in the water. They were not cargo ships, maybe fishing vessels of some kind.

    After the rest. The second one on this walk

    I walked all the way back on the path

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    23 January 2022 in reply to Guest_1055

    Hi Shelll and all,

    What a lovely experience to have met a dog like Luna - she sounds like a such a sweetie!

    My motivation to go walking has been a bit low lately but I’m hoping to get back into it for health reasons (mentally and physically). I did walk this morning so that’s a start, and it was nice and cool.

    LL

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    24 January 2022 in reply to Lillylane

    Hello LL,

    Oh yes it is a start. Good on you. Yeah motivation can sort of disappear for various reasons.

    I am not always good at doing this... but at times when I haven't been motivated, I will just go for a walk anyway. And the motivation kind of appears again while I am walking.

    Did you walk around where people's gardens are?

    Luna definitely was a sweet dog. Such a cute wrinkly face and way about her

    Shelley

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    Walking along the path on the breakwater tonight, I saw this little boy properly around 2 years old. A little one that looked like he was from India. He was swinging from his father's hip almost upside down. I absolutely loved its laughter. It just felt nice to hear.

    The breeze was so welcoming coming off the ocean.

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    28 January 2022 in reply to Guest_1055

    Breakwall walk last night..

    This morning I walked in a large park that had 2 avenues of tall trees. Was bordered by farmland. Had a childrens play ground in it. And timber picnic tables scattered around up near the carpark.

    I made my way to the avenue of trees, because it looked quite and restful. And was so very shady. And I once I was walking underneath these trees, I felt so cool. What's that drawing term where you look in a straight line and the end appears narrow compared with at the beginning? Well that is how these trees looked as I peered down the middle. So beautiful. I walked barefoot under here. There was a bit of a worn path through the grass. The grass was such a glossy deep green colour. And it felt soft, as I did walk through that as well. The grass was soft and green mostly near the trees though. Some of the other grass not so green and soft. I walked to the end of this avenue. Perhaps you could call it a man planted forest. It had a forest feel to it. Then I turned at a 90 angle and walked down the other avenue.

    On the way back, I noticed black cows all huddled together getting some shade under a wide tree in the adjoining farmland. And up near the carpark where 2 horses also under the shade of a wide tree. They were watching the coming and going of carpark. That is what it looked like to me.

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    28 January 2022
    Later on today I finally braved it and went swimming at the beach. It was a quiter beach... I bit more south then the beaches near the breakwall. Nice cool water, beautiful fresh air.
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    Been almost a week since I went for a walk. I went today on the breakwall. It was super windy... Not breezy... But windy. So windy that it was challenging to walk. Especially back. Gritty sand was blowing into my face, and legs. And I felt that tiny sting when the grains of sand hit my skin. It was challenging walking into the wind, as it felt like I was being pushed back. That's life isn't it. It cannot all be pleasant. I didn't like the stinging sensation either. But I guess it told me I was physically alive.

    I didn't walk right to the end as the spray from the waves on the breakwall were unpredictable.

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    9 February 2022 in reply to Guest_1055

    I went for a walk this afternoon and yesterday on breakwall Path. I wasn't feeling that good emotionally, but I did notice that I did feel a little better after the walk. Not a lot. But some. Breathing in fresh ocean air just feels different to the air where we live. We don't live that far from the ocean. But still it feels different to me.

    Yesterday I looked over the rail at the doggy beach. And there was a small sausage dog running.... but it didn't quite look like running, more like bouncing along. Soooo adorable. It just looked happy.

    The waves were a bit rough yesterday... so sprays of water were rising up and over the path. Every now and then, I would feel a mist of water.

    Today I also walked not only on Breakwall Path but a walk to find a new woolworths. A mini metro one. It definitely was mini.

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