After nearly a full year of not being able to walk I have been trying my legs on short walks every day, just to the corner of the street. Then around the block and I have kept increasing that a bit each day. I have been very hesitant in how far I go from home after an episode I had last year. I got half way around the island, (that is only about 2.5 km) and my legs shut down. I had to ring for my husband to come and rescue me and in the following week the soles of my feet blistered and peeled off.
But today I made it all the way around, all 4.5 km. My feet and legs are aching but my soul is flying. I saw a ball of seeds just ready to launched into the wind.
Because of the virus there is almost no one on the beaches. One lady in the distance facing north on Norfolk Beach.
And a child with an inner tube when I faced south.
She then launch herself out into the water.
Then I reached the wetlands and had to make the decision if I would turn around and go home, or risk it and continue on.
On I went. Last time I was here was in the drought. We have had some rain since then and everything is green and butterflys are everywhere.
Across the first creek and I could hear water flowing.
There were lots of spider nests in the bushes and trees, glad I wasn't here in the morning when you have to fight your way through them.
Then over the next creek and the sound of running water grew.
Around a turn in the track and there it was, running water.
It has been years since the creeks were running. There are plants growing, birds and bats in the air and I'm sure there will be lizards and snakes in the undergrowth. I also think I have found the subject for my next embroidery.
Being able to walk is such a blessing. One I never appreciated like this before.