After church on Sunday we drove down to the shoreline to see what was up. We discovered that the new bridge was finished, and they've added a wide sidewalk fenced in by good railings, along the harbour side, so I'll be able to expand my wandering area down by the harbour next summer. But as we drove a circle through the gravel parking area over there, there were so many big potholes that it wasn't worth the drive! Maybe I won't be expanding my harbour visits after all.
So we turned the other direction and drove a couple of blocks along Bayview, where we usually stop. There were the beginnings of a few icicles and waves were splashing up.
I'm working on pain management here, hoping for some improvement in the debilitating pain I sometimes suffer from. It makes me non-functional for hours at a time some days.
Hope you can find a solution for your pain, that seems to be an issue for many folks who have paralysis or amputations.ReplyDelete
Sounds like your council is like ours -- keep taxes low and build up a huge backlog of delayed maintenance or other costly issues. Penny wise and pound stupid.
Sorry you are having pain issues Stu. I hope your docs can get that under control for you.ReplyDelete
Pain that is relentless, takes away any motivation to do anything much, at least that is what Hugh finds. He struggles on, always amazing me, and with PMR, a totally damaged sciatic nerve, and now huge arthritis in one or both hips, even stepping up one step is a massive undertaking. LOVE the icicles, we see them like that sometimes further south near Dunedin, this morning it is raining again, officially in summer mode!!! Enjoy whatever walking or driving track that is safe and smooth.ReplyDelete
It seems cruel that one can be paralyzed and still have so much pain. I am also hopeful that it can be managed better than it is. I love the icicles, BTW. :-)ReplyDelete
Glad you are back, FG.ReplyDelete
I always enjoy your icicle photos. We don’t see those scenes here.
It is always amazing to see the ice from the waves on the trees.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear of your pain.
That kind of pain must be very difficult to deal with. The thought occurred to me recently, that given your frequent visits to the new library, you might wish to check whether they have John Riley's book, "The Once and Future Great Lakes Country." I highly recommend it and I am sure that you would enjoy it. I acquired it in 2015 and I am reading for the second time.ReplyDelete
Pretty icy photos! Hope you get your pain under control! :)ReplyDelete
As always I'm captivated by those icicles that form on the vegetation down by the bay, we've had no frost to speak of yet this winter. What a wonderful world we could have if people would vote in politicians who were brave enough to charge adequate and fairer taxes - and then spend it wisely.ReplyDelete
I see that same 'stones all over the place' problem in areas of Goderich's shoreline as well and figure if they wouldn't keep dumping those smaller rocks along the shoreline in an effort to build it up Mother Nature wouldn't have to keep removing them by scattering them all back up on shore again. I know how a simple headache can put a crimp in somebody's day but the pain you must have is almost unimaginable.ReplyDelete
It looks so cold! Pretty melty today, though.ReplyDelete