Sunday, April 22, 2012

Walks, Hikes and Wanders #8: Heading Down the Burke

Last month, I wrote about walking north on the Burke-Gilman trail from my hometown. Two weeks ago, Mr. D and I started from the same point and walked south. As we noticed before, the newly remodeled trail was wider, and the surface smoother.

The recent rains meant that McAleer Creek was rushing, as we looked down on it from the bridge.

It was a chilly, blustery day, but spring was in full swing, as you can see from this wonderful blossoming magnolia tree that we saw along the trail:

We crossed over the Seattle city limits after about a mile-and-a-half, and continued on for another mile. Along the way we came across some ducks enjoying an overgrown puddle, and later, some blooming daffodils.

We turned around at 125th Street and power walked back to our starting point, so the focus in this part of the walk was exercise, not photography. Before we headed for home, we made one last stop for a reward: Great Harvest Bread Company, where one of the free slices being offered that day was Italian Easter Bread, sweet and delicious, filled with marzipan. YUM! (I hope it didn't reverse all of that good exercise...)


  1. I love your pics Julie. You have such a good eye. And it looks like it was a lovely day.

  2. Thanks, Christy! It was a great day, especially eating that Easter bread...