Partially Frozen Wednesday Walk
Hi fellow Hiveians,
Today I wanted to enjoy a nice hike that the little man I took the other day!
Partially Frozen Wednesday Walk
The little man and I were out recently and we ended up going exploring a spot that we hadn't been to before. We were in an area for an errand and I wanted to take him to do something that we haven't gotten a chance to for the past few weeks: get out for a nice little hike!
I'm trying to make sure that we go for these hikes as often as we can, because as he's getting older he's a little less willing to do these things as one would expect from the kids as they get older. It's a little bit of a sad time for me as I love going hiking and I love having my little partner with me for the hikes! At any rate though, he didn't fight me that much to go on this one since he was a little stir crazy in the house so we got at it.
The place was somewhere I've personally never been before, though I knew the town and had someone growing up that I knew was from this area. For whatever reason though, it wasn't a place that we would visit so I didn't think of it. When we were out though, we were right down the street from it so I knew that it was going to be a good idea to check it out!
I'm glad that we did! The area was quite remarkable and it's definitely going to be a place that we are going to visit in the spring and summer to do some fishing. This place is indeed pretty beautiful, nice trails and plenty of trees and stuff everywhere. The ice was in this area all over the place and it seems to be because it was the shaded part of the lake with tall trees all around and the sun behind us so it wasn't going to warm up the water like it was for the other side of the pond.
There were a bunch of cool coves and stuff. This section here looks like it was part of a beaver dam. On the left there, if you look kind of closely, you can see a beaver island there. There was also a bunch of ducks and swans there in the middle-right which was nice! I wasn't sure if there would be any wildlife around but those swans were determined to eat things and were diving all over the place to get some snacks. I'm not sure what they were eating, if it was stuff in the mud or if they were actually getting fish lol.
What was interesting though about the place was that there were many hundreds of downed trees all over the place! This happens of course as in any forested area, you have trees that fall apart and die. With the downed trees though, we are absolutely going to be coming back with our chest waders to fish around these things! I'm hoping we can get some decent shallows around the area so we can go out exploring but the downed trees like this one did have some cool aspects to them!
The little man was having a lot of fun being the guide, which is nice. He enjoys being the lead on these things and I let him do it as much as he wants, as long as it's not dangerous of course. I want him to be one of those kids that has confidence and takes charge in many situations which is important for him growing up and developing.
What he also loves to do which I find funny and very cute, is that as soon as we get onto a hiking trail he immediately is out looking for a hiking stick to carry with us along the way. I taught him that in the very early days of our hiking as a way to help your body walk a little easier but also have something with you in case you need it to defend yourself or make yourself appear bigger to some type of predator that is around. Thank god we've never seen or had to have this situation come up, but it's always best to be prepared!
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I always love the breathtaking walks you take with your awesome son every time. Honestly, I have never tried walking in a very relaxing place covered or partly covered with ice. The surroundings seem so calm and serenity is so loud. I also love the reflections in the water. The photos are indeed realistic and seemed I am walking while scrolling down my phone. Have a great Wednesday walk with the little man and more priceless moments like this. Keep safe always my friend and I hope you are well.
Thank you! I appreciate it, it's been one heck of a busy and stressful week but it's nice to sit down and read comments like this to help me relax! :D
It was a beautiful place indeed! I'm glad that we got to venture over here, we've never been to this one before despite not living incredibly far from it so that was nice! The little man does enjoy a nice walk, let's hope I can keep that up with him! Lol
When you have said that you have never been in a place like this although it is not far from your place, I am thinking that maybe it is an unplanned walk and simply seizing the day as you embraced the wild heart of nature freely. Sometimes, unplanned walks and adventures are the most exciting ones most especially when we spend it with the people we love. I always say these are priceless and memorable. You are always welcome my friend and the pleasure is mine. Blessings to you. !PIZZA
Yeah this was an unplanned walk, which is usually what we embark on! We were in an area to do something and we had some time to spend so I looked on a map to see what was nearby and saw this forested area with a pond, so I knew we should go check it out. That works out really well for me so often which is nice! Lol
Amazing pictures. Glad you son enjoyed the trek.
Its cool to see images of frozen lakes, we can never see such things here, and the beavers island is super cool.
Thanks! It is a really nice place for sure, it's good to get out in nature like this and explore around. The cold weather is challenging sometimes but it's also incredibly refreshing I think!
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It's such fun talking the little ones out on a hike. They get so much out of the exploring. I am always getting mine to hunt for a decent stick almost straight away!
Yeah I love hiking and these days I definitely need to do more of it lol. Work has been too stressful not to get out there, so I'm hoping this weekend to get the boots on and go for a nice hike!
Hiking sticks are one of the most important parts of the hike of course! If you don't have a hiking stick you're a loser! :D
I beautiful walk great the little one was happy to join you on this sadly as they get older they loose interest in walking i guess
Thanks for joining the Wednesday, its always fun for me to visit the walks from all around the world, getting a feel for communities where people live and what they see on their daily walks
Thanks sorry I forgot to get back to this, been running around like a chicken without a head this past week!