by Anura Guruge
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Teischan has ballet with “Northeastern Ballet“, in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, most Saturday mornings. I take her. While she ballets I, without fail, go for a walk. Over the last 3 years perambulating through delightful Wolfeboro, year around, during the day or at night, on a weekly basis, has become one of my many rituals. It started when I was taking Devanee on Thursday nights for “Clearlakes Chorale” practice. A search on “Wolfeboro” will yield tons of posts with tons of pictures of these walks — many on the absolutely exquisite “Cotton Valley Trail“.
Well this Saturday, March 7, 2015, Teischan had a ‘make-up’ class. So she had two hours of ballet. I had been walking on Wolfeboro Bay for the last 5 weeks or so, but the 1 hour time limit only allowed me to go so far. But the 2 hour window gave me a chance to venture further. So I set off for Barndoor. I am familiar with it from my boating days. But walking on the ice/snow is different. You get to see more.
I, as is my wont when walking on frozen lakes, stayed on compacted snowmobile tracks. I don’t wear snowshoes. Just boots. So the compacted snow helps. Plus I can also spot soft ‘mushy’ spots. Only encountered one today. I had taken a spare pair of socks. Didn’t need it. The lake is criss-crossed with snowmobile tracks. It is like walking a railway line.
It took me 75 minutes in total. I didn’t dally much. I wasn’t sure how long it would take me — and Teischan does not like it if I am not there the second she finishes. I worked out the distance, using Google Maps when I got home. About 3.4 miles, maybe a tad longer. Given that I was crunching through snow I guess that wasn’t too bad. I was perspiring when I got back. I usually avoid the Wolfeboro Town Dock area because of the ‘bubblers’. Having fallen into the Lake 5 times during the Winter, over the years, I kind of like to stay dry. But today I noticed snowmobiles going up/down just to one side. Well I weight about 1/10th a snowmobile. So I just followed those tracks. It was fine.
It was LOVELY. So beautiful. So gratifying. I feel so lucky that I can do these things. Can’t understand why more people don’t walk our lovely lakes. It is free and (by and large) safe. Well I enjoyed it. Hoping to get a few more walks done before the ice melts.
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by Anura Guruge
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Today is ONE FULL YEAR!
Nothing. Nada. Zilch.
Not one single piece of debris!
cf. AirAsia QZ8501. Debris on the surface
within 72 hours.
It has been 8,760 hours since MH370 vanished.
Just disappeared into thin air.
121 times longer than AirAsia
and still NOT one piece of debris.
Something is not right.
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