Good Walking Speed Again Is A Great Sign Of Recovery Progress


Adventure Location:

Point Mallard Campground

Decatur, Alabama

Date: June 9, 2023

The morning started well and when we hit the walking paths the OFM was quickly able to get back to his previous brisk walking speed. We even kept it going for nearly 1.5 miles. But when he tired it was an immediate meander back to the Castle. This was good recovery progress in our opinion.

Along the way we found a recreation cart nearly rolled in a ditch.

It turned out to belong to someone from the campground. They had to walk home last night. But today some help from their neighbors and a good rope got the cart onto the road. Then it was driven back to their spot. Everything turned out OK we were told.

Last spring there was a massive cleanup of the woods along parts of the waterfront trail to aid in the trees recovering better with more airflow through them. It gets so thick that no breeze flows through the brush etc for the first 40 feet into the air. Then all sorts of mosses etc start suffocating the trees and other valuable plants and they die off. The best the OFM can recall this cleanup is an every 8-10 year event.

We found it very wonderful this morning to have a nice breeze at ground level during our walk.

Last evening late the OFM got a wild hair and took pics from the door of the Castle to show what this crowded street looks like at night. It is nice to look out a window at night an be able to see things even if the lights make things look odd.

We think we are finally settled in well. Today we got our mail from the Escapees so we have some more paperwork to get done tomorrow. Then we need to take a bit of time to review what we have done and if there is any more paperwork we need to do. The OFM let himself get way to far behind this year.

We also need to do a better job of getting rested overnight from the hard work of trying to have tooooo much fun.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you are getting back up to speed on your walking.
    By cleaning the undergrowth also helps prevent tinder from accumulating. Having to deal with Wildfires is not a good way for having tooooo much fun.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.