I saw all of the three different kinds of herons that reside on the C&O canal during my bike ride on Friday. This may have been the first time this has happened during the many years I have frequented the towpath.
My training for the bike ride taking place in July is still lacking, but I have gotten at least a few long rides under my belt by now. The problem is with the distractions that seem to come up with maddening regularity, distractions which prevent me from getting an early enough start in the morning on the towpath. Once delayed, it is easy to find excuses for not going out later in the morning.
But if I manage to get out on time, I am easily drawn to the wonder and the simplicity of the experience. The mind relaxes and wanders, and the worries tend to drift away – at least for the short while.
I am going to try to get out tomorrow morning. The weekend has been a lazy one!