A Walk Beside the River

Early in this month of October, Robin of Breezes at Dawn proposed that we take a walk and share with the Blogosphere via her blog. My recent trip back to the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York involved a number of walks, but I decided to share this walk along the Hudson river for Robin’s Walktober.

It was a cloudy, cool day, but our bodies and our minds wanted some outside air and a little exercise, so we took off to a couple of parks on the Hudson River. There were sailboats moored offshore, waiting for a sunny day to take their owners out for a sail.
There were shorebirds swimming, one of which appears to have gotten a leg-up – either he is very tall or he’s found a rock on which to perch.
A barge plied the river waters, heading out to sea perhaps.
We passed trees, one with interesting bark
some with brilliant fall colors – wearing their technicolor coats, I believe
Then a boardwalk to follow to a path that led us a different direction,
past a tiny cove filled with green -duckweed, perhaps?
And another tree that seems to have had a little bit of a problem with stability.

We walked along further, but soon the chill in the air convinced us it was time to return to the car and the warmth of home. This walk on this day was enough.

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I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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18 Responses to A Walk Beside the River

  1. Lovely, with lots of interesting things to see. Thanks for letting us tag along!


  2. suzicate says:

    Thanks for taking me along on your walk. The tree bark photo is amazing.


  3. Carol — I always enjoy your virtual tours; thank you!


  4. aFrankAngle says:

    The Hudson Valley is beautiful … so many thanks for sharing via Robin.


  5. Robin says:

    Beautiful walk, Carol. Thank you so much for taking us along with you. I laughed at your very tall bird, and that tree bark is incredible. Is it a sycamore tree?


  6. lisa says:

    Looks like a fabulous way to spend the day. Walktober…I love that term and just might steal it for an upcoming post of my own walkabout. Love the bark of the sycamore tree. Our temps are still hanging on in the 60s during the day and I’m loving’ it! Have a wonderfully warm day, my friend! xo


  7. Thanks for sharing your walk. Fall in the Hudson valley is one of the most beautiful places! I’m glad you enjoyed your trip back.


  8. dawnkinster says:

    Wonderful walk in an interesting place! Thanks for taking us along.


  9. Karma says:

    A great walk. Love the beauty you found even on a day that looks like it may have been a bit chilly.


  10. Kathy says:

    It looks like you really enjoyed your walk, Carol. What a perfect one to show us all. On a side note, I left this post up on the computer while talking to my mother-in-law and Barry stopped by to admire the pictures & read. He was really impressed with your blog!


  11. Heather says:

    I think I missed the Walktober memo. But I’m glad to have come along on this trip. Loved the barge and puzzle bark best.


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  13. Eliza Waters says:

    Lovely walk, Carol. The photo of the boardwalk is a great composition!


  14. Time to bundle up for walks, these days! I loved that interesting bark picture since I am always focusing on trees and anything related to them 🙂


  15. dogear6 says:

    I loved walking along the river with you! I know the seagulls are common as can be, but I always like to see them anyhow. It was a lovely few minutes just being out and about with you.



  16. Corina says:

    I loved the photos! It looks like quite an enjoyable walk!


  17. Sallyann says:

    Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed walking along. your autumn colours are brilliant, but I really enjoyed clip-clopping along the boardwalk. I’ve got my warm hat and scarf on so I’ll stay a while in the little cove and catch you up later – maybe we can visit again in the springtime. 🙂


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