Monday, September 24, 2012

The morning walk

Starting in October I should only have one really early morning per week. This is good, because even though I am a morning person, I find 5 am a little early.

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


  1. Glad you don't have so many early mornings. Stay safe. Have a lovely Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Best part of the day, just befors breakfast, stay safe and go get you one of those reflective safety vests that road crews wear. Mom and Dad wear them when we walk at night.

    Your Furends
    Susie & Bites

  3. My office starts at 7:30 so I usually get up at 5:30...prepare and serve breakfast for my kitties and leave at around 6:30. Yes it's dark!!
    Headlamp is a great idea. Safety first. It must be really nice to have a walk in the morning. Seeing deer in the mist, oh so wonderful! During certain time of the year I can see sun coming up while my drive to work, which is really nice. Your picture is beautiful. Enjoy your morning walk!!

  4. Glad you don't have to get up that early all of the time!

  5. Good idea with the headlamp! Maybe you need one of those orange vests with the reflective strips for you and the doggies!

  6. The vest is on the list to get. I just keep forgetting to look for one when I am in town!


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