Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A wintry walk

On Sunday, Lee and I took a lovely stroll around what we call the "Emily Murphy loop," though others might call it the "River Valley Road run."


We parked at Emily Murphy Park, south of the river near the U of A,
and walked the shady side first...


Someone decorated part of the path beside the water... two more baubles further along...


We're heading toward the Legislature and the High Level Bridge...


I've always wanted to walk on the LRT Bridge, 
named after Dudley B. Menzies, 
a man who did a lot for Edmonton...


View to the west... 
The "Pearl," Edmonton's newest high rise accommodation
stands head and shoulders above the others 
along the river's edge...
(at the moment, the top of my blog has a better picture)


View to the east...
you can almost see the red supports 
for the bridge being built to replace 
the old Walterdale Bridge...


We didn't pass too many people on our walk...
Edmontonians seem to have gotten used to staying home
because of our recent cold snap...
but it was a pretty pleasant walk -- only -12 C (10 F)
with almost no windchill...


I love these spiral ramps on the ends of the Menzies bridge,
and now I can say I've walked them both!


The sunny side of the river, near Victoria Oval...


The view from Groat Bridge,
looking back to the High Level --
our loop is almost complete...
We stood and looked at the snowy river for a long while
trying to decipher what the coyotes had been doing...
were they chasing a deer, or just trying to figure out 
how to get across the open water to the other side??


Shadow has a frosty beard,
and we've had a pretty good walk.


Time for some R&R in one of his favourite places.
Stay warm, my friends.

3 comments:

  1. Nice, Maria. Looks like Shadow doesn't mind the cold all bundled up. I feel like such a chicken. I thought it was plenty cold on Sunday........

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    1. Some days it's tougher to embrace winter than others, Eleanor. Now that it's warming up, it should get easier!

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