Hubby and I tend to stick to the routine we keep at home when on holidays. This means we're up most mornings before 6 to have our quiet time of Bible reading, meditation, prayer, and coffee (on our own). Then at 8 o'clock (before we have breakfast) we go for a walk together.
Our morning walks on Salt Spring are a highlight of each day.
As an aside, that daily walk is one of the best things we've done for our health and fitness. Why? An article on MedicineNet.com cites ten health-related reasons to walk.
1. Prevents Type 2 diabetes.
2. Walking strengthens your heart if you're male.
3. Walking strengthens your heart if you're female.
4. Walking is good for your brain.
5. Walking is good for your bones.
6. Walking helps alleviate symptoms of depression.
7. Walking reduces the risk of breast and colon cancer.
8. Walking improves fitness.
9. Walking in short bouts improves fitness too.
10. Walking improves physical function.
Writer Richard Weil expands on each reason in the article. Read entire...
But on our morning vacation walks around Ganges avoidance of diabetes, cancer and depression, improving bone, colon and brain health are the last things on our minds, because there is so much to see. Of course I take my camera to record the nooks and crannies of the town. I'm always lagging behind to snap just one more photo. Here are some of the things I find:
and tree-framed scenes
and a tide pool still life.
Inspiring stuff around the school
The poster says: "This mural's purpose is to inspire everyone to protect and conserve water to ensure a healthy future for our rivers, lakes, oceans, and communities. Each fish painter has learned about the local watershed and how to keep it healthy."
and boats in primary colors
The fruit-and-veggie festooned bike is outside of Bruce's Kitchen.
and a garden of dewy faces
Public works of art on land
and beauty reflected on water.
What a beautiful and interesting place!