I’m happy to see 2018 end. Too much drama and disaster. Still, I cherish good memories of our many bike rides, hikes, and walks in the past year. Being outside always improves my spirits. In January and February, we stuck close to home.
March was exciting, with wonderful hikes and activities too numerous to mention, during a trip to Patagonia.
Sometimes my local walking is for the town’s highway clean-up effort.
May was another great month for walks and hikes––this time in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji. Fantastic trip with sister and brother-in-law.
Early July: a drive up Highway 5 to Oregon means a stop in Redding.
Late July to August was filled with rides and hikes, starting in Toronto, Ontario.
We boarded a Holland American ship in Montreal, first stop Quebec City.
The cruise ended up in Boston. Nice walking city, but don’t go in the summer, like we did.
We flew from Boston to Washington, to share a celebration with friends in Port Ludlow. Nice peaceful place. Beautiful weather. The cool felt so good after Boston.
Some walking is involved in volunteer efforts to rid the creek environs of homeless camps, but mostly it’s just work. Thanks to South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition for making it happen.
Ashland has a delightful bike trail, but this year southern Oregon had two solid months of heavy smoke from the fires. In September, we did manage a hike through upper Lithia Park,
We felt lucky to be home for the 2018 Viva Calle SJ ride in San Jose, where local streets are closed to automobile traffic.
October found us back in Canada for a trip to see the polar bears––still need to write about that fantastic trip. We love Canada, and were very impressed with Winnipeg, as I’ve written.
We spent a couple days in Santa Rosa in late November.
In December, we were lucky to have great weather for a bike ride in Sacramento: American River Bike Trail
Happy New Year and Happy trails to you!