Walking Off Calories

After the usual overindulgence at Christmas, a walk was in order. Not too far from my house is a great place to stretch your legs. There’s a spit of land that reaches out into the part of the ocean that is between the mainland of BC and Vancouver Island. If you look towards the inland side of the spit, you’ll see the wharf at the Town of Comox.001

Looking back from the spit you can see where it is connected to the main part of the island. The left side of the photo below shows the mainland of British Columbia in the distance and the more open water that has washed countless logs and tree roots up onto the sandy spit. A breakwater of sorts has been built with short logs to make a fence, in the hope of keeping high surf from washing debris across the road that goes along the spit (beside the hydro poles). No surf today though.

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Looking towards Comox again, the chill of the newly fallen snow brings a breeze that stings reddened ears. The sleeping prince and princess of the Comox Glacier are on this photo, but hidden behind a swath of clouds.

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Doesn’t that water look chilly? That’s because it IS.

20 thoughts on “Walking Off Calories

  1. Anneli, I would put my hood up on my parka and start off walking quickly to warm up. Brr-r! I can just feel the chill on the air and why don’t you have your ears covered, you silly woman?! 🙂
    The view of the “spit,” the way the wood piled up, looks like a fence or a giant’s false wooden teeth, is so strangely beautiful. The mountain view is breathtakingly gorgeous!
    Hope 2016 gives you more beauty and surprises!

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