A few weeks ago Martha (over at Living Among Tourists) posted a challenge to photo-document one’s commute. Well being a firm believer that procrastination is something best left until tomorrow, I finally got around to responding some 3 weeks later. And also, since I don’t follow directions very well, I decided to do a brief video rather than a series of still photos. (Actually that’s the part that took longer than I’d expected due to some technical difficulties!)
Since I work from home I didn’t think anyone would be interested in the 30’ of hallway between the breakfast table and my office, so instead I decided to document the trip I make almost as often (or, if you were to believe the spousal unit, at least twice as often) which is the route I ride to the golf course. With the way I’ve been playing lately it really does seem like work sometimes, so I guess it kind of counts anyway.
Here’s a map of the route – 20 kilometres of mostly curvy road.
And my ‘commuting’ video:
Did you notice Charlie in the video? Right near the start, at the 19 second mark, a ruffed grouse flies out in front of the bike as I’m heading down the driveway. That’s Charlie. For some strange reason he has adopted us. I don’t know if he thinks he’s human, or if he thinks we’re birds, but either way Charlie has become a fixture around here this summer. Not only does he chase the bike going down the drive, he’ll also supervise (from about 2 feet away) whenever we’re working in the yard. If I’m barbequing on the deck I’ll often hear a flutter of wings and there he’ll be, perched on the railing, checking out our dinner. Very strange creature, but kind of neat to have around.