Last Saturday we were at Burke Lake Park, a place we haven't visited in a few years, but it's only a few miles away from where we saw the Bald Eagles on the same day. Burke Lake has a trail all the way around it and it's open to walkers and bicyclists alike. It was a beautiful day and we passed dozens of people, parents with children, young couples, groups of girls, groups of guys, people walking their dogs, joggers, as well as several bicyclists.
It was like Grand Central Station, so busy. Most bicyclists were very considerate and rode along at a safe pace and you would hear "passing on the left" several times and you were aware of their presence in good time. But, there was one young man who zoomed by at a high rate of speed in total silence and we didn't know he was there until he passed within inches of us. I was very glad we didn't side step because you know, it could have been nasty. Fortunately no adults, nor children, nor four-legged friends met with any calamity, and I hoped the young man in question did not meet any himself. There were some big old roots sticking up on the trail. It was hard to see them because many were covered with fallen leaves and I tripped over a couple myself.
There must have been a dozen dogs and we were able to take photos of these three. I took the one of the little white pooch and Gregg took the other two. All canines were very well behaved and did not bark or jump at us as we walked by, and didn't fuss at other four-legged friends either. Gregg asked the lady what kind of dog this one was (photo above) and she said he was a Newfoundland. The big guy below looked like a Rottweiler. He seemed very happy carrying his big stick.
We had a great walk along this trail. It was fun to people watch and dog watch as we went along. A great place to get some exercise especially on such a pretty day as this one.
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