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North Alabama Cool Creek

10/9/17

Golf Course Patrol

Adventure Location:  North Alabama

The Teams talked the OFM into taking a nice long walk this morning with the camera in hopes of some nice pictures. ( a long 2x4 with sharp spikes in it was involved in the talking). He hopped right up when he came to and grabbed the camera as he headed for the door.

It is not cool here. It was warm this morning and got up to around 86 with dead calm winds as you will see. The OFM did sweat out a few pounds of sweat and several gallons of water during this walk. We even stayed in the shade of trees 90% of the time.

The path we took was along the road that loops around the golf course. That was chosen by having the most shade. Here is one picture of the typical part of the road/path. It is closed to all motor vehicles but the golf course maintenance vehicles. 



For most of the way Flint creek is on the left and the golf course is on the right. All in all it is a good place to walk and ride a bike. The flowers along the road are pretty well going to seed now. Here is some that are developing their seeds and still being attractive.



Several places creeks from the main creek meander over onto the golf course. At one of the entries, the meandering creek makes for a large water hazard along Hole 6. Yes the OFM has contributed his share of balls to the Water Gods.



Way back in another small creek on hole 4 is some more flowers making last ditch efforts to be beautiful.  When the sun catches thes just right they are gorgeous. 



Our walk today measures a hint over two miles of distance and 19.947 gallons of sweat. But it was good way of trying to have tooooo much fun.

6 comments:

  1. I love how crisp your pictures are. What kind of camera are you using if you don't mind me asking.

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  2. The header shot is nice... that water hazard, when I looked at it I wondered about alligators in Alabama.

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    1. I have not heard or seen evidence of gators this far north. It does get into the mid 20s a few nights each year. By the time you get down to Birmingham, two hours south on the Interstate, gators are starting to be seen.

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  3. People pay good money to health clubs to go into saunas and sweat like that.

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