Friday, January 22, 2010

Harrington Beach Park

Day 1 (1/18/10)
It is a new year and time for new adventures. Hopefully this coming year will hold as much fun and surprise as the one past. In general the plan is the same, to explore the area around our area and take advantage of all that it has to offer. Although I miss kayaking there are other modes of discovery that can be explored during the winter. The weather was beautiful so we decided to go out cross country skiing at Harington Beach Park. In the seventeen years we have lived in the area we have never really taken advantage of the park. It has been a few years since we have done much skiing and unfortunately it didn’t take long and the bottom of my ski boot started pulling off. It wasn’t a big problem though because the trails were quite traveled and probably better suited for walking anyway. We started walking along the beach where the frozen ice formations made for an otherworldly landscape. We were careful not to get to close to any of the edges since there is no way of telling how thin the ice might be. Later we started following some of the nature trails and finished with a walk around the quarry lake. It was a great start to a new year.