Have you ever had one of those moments when you think, “Why didn’t I do that earlier?” Today’s walk on a new path very close to our house was a slap-myself-on-the-forehead situation. Three years I’ve been here … three years.
Normally when I go walking in the neighbourhood, I go out onto the main road, turn left up through a patch of trees then turn right into some fields. Rene, our neighbour, took us on a nighttime drive after dinner two Fridays ago and showed us another walking path near the house – instead of turning right, walk a bit further then turn left.
What a revelation! We live near a creek! I had no idea running water was so close. It’s at the bottom of the deep ravine behind our house. I’ve never walked into the forest and down the ravine because it’s too steep, and had no idea this mystery ‘path to the left’ led to this little wonder. It’s totally lifted my spirits, knowing there’s a whole new area to discover and enjoy in summer. I envisage picnic packing, feet cooling, deer spotting, silence appreciating good times ahead.
Enough with the talk – here are the photos! We walked for 80 minutes in total, and I’m so in love with this new path I’m going to be doing it regularly. It’s steep, but walking towards Wohlen means most of it’s downhill. Maybe when I’m fit enough, I can run the opposite direction and have a killer hill just before home?
Hopefully the pictures do it justice and you can see, and feel, my excitement about having this formerly unknown area to us both literally (and I use that term in its correct sense) in our backyard. *smacks forehead in disbelief*
Wishing you a wonderful day.
After turning left on the main road from our driveway, we walk up through this section of forest
The biggest one felled in the pile. It smelt delicious. Thank you tree!
Normally we turn right here (I’m standing on the road) but instead we walked on
And here’s the left turn into Luggliweg. I’ve never walked down this short road before
The path divides into a Y shape – the right part leads to a house. That’s the mailbox
We walked along the left arm of the Y
There were lots of snowy patches still on this path because of shadow from the trees
Through these trees, across the ravine, is our house (and the garages)
Leo leads the way down the wide path. Because I stop to take so many photos, he ends up a long way ahead
We drove down this path at night with Rene and Liliane. It was a revelation again to see it in daylight
Tall trees and a little green man
It felt like we were in an enchanted forest
We know there are deer because sometimes they come onto our lawn
From little things, big things grow. Next year’s Christmas trees?
Is that a little creek?! What the?! We had no idea it ran through here
This deeper part of the creek could be a great place to sit in summer
I wonder how fast this creek will flow when all the surrounding snow has completely melted …
My new favourite tree, right by the river, on a flat part of ground. Bring on summer! I want to sit there!
The creek takes a windy path and offers many flat areas to wade in the water
This deeper hole looks like what remains after a tree’s fallen
This is an accidental out-of-focus photo of my red glove … but it’s pretty cool, don’t you think?
This is where it started to rain
The local kindergarten uses this hut for adventurous outdoor day trips
Another angle of the hut
The first sign of civilisation (not counting the hut), after walking about 50 minutes
Not sure how much sun they get here, with that hill, but the houses were very cute
We thought this cluster of houses was pretty cute
The house down by the creek would be cold I think! The creek runs into the Wohlensee
An entertaining area belonging to one of the houses. Perfect in summer
Now this was a surprise! An elaborately decorated garden
The house also had an exhibition area for the public. They’re quite the artistic types!
This Frosty won’t be melting any time soon
Like a bird …
… on a wire. (Oh Leonard!) Love the one who’s doing his own thing
This house was also well decorated … with Easter bunnies!
Taking the back path into Wohlen via our favourite restaurant
The large outdoor play area at Restaurant Kreuz is great for kids in summer
Someone enjoying the swing ride. It had stopped raining by now
A little bit of country in the … country. A club for horseshoe throwers. Must come and try!
Plenty of horseshoe throwing places makes me think there’s a right ol’ competition going on in summer
We stopped off at Restaurant Kreuz for a softdrink and ran into …
… our neighbour Rene. He was pleased we’d walked the path he’d recently shown us
We’re nearly home! Looking down into Wohlen
A study in cow, grain silo and wood at one of the nearby farmhouses
The road home (our complex is in the distance) looks a bit different now that most of the snow has melted. And that’s the end of today’s tour
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