For the last couple of weeks, I had a lot of early mornings. I had to be on the road by 6:30 (the price for living in the country, a price I am willing to pay). This meant the dogs and I were off for our walk around 5:40.
Let me just say it is very dark at this time and walking along a gravel country road with no sidewalk where people drive too fast and probably aren't looking for pedestrians before 6 am felt a little unsafe. After a few days of this, I realized I needed to get a headlamp, so I bought one. (There is no way I could have the 2 dogs on leash and hold a flash light! )
I must say, minus the few cars (and by few I mean 2-3) we see this early that make me nervous (with or without the light), it is a great time to walk. It is quiet and peaceful. The stars shine so bright and the mist on the mountains (ok, it is more hills, it is just the Gatineau Hills) as the sun is starting to peek out is beautiful. Seeing deer cross our path in the mist is nice too (even if it means I have to hold on for dear life - pardon the pun). It is a very special time and many days that is my favourite 30 or so minutes. I much prefer the walk without the headlight, but our safety comes first and I can still enjoy the beauty with it.
Off for a walk we go!
|Sun starting to peek over the hills|