Walked 4.65 Miles
Today I set out to do the Oaks Bottom 5k. It had been awhile since I'd walked this route. Today was another incredibly clear, dry day, but the wind was pretty strong. I thought the trees of Oaks Bottom might keep me a bit warmer. But when I got to there, I saw this. What's a girl to do? I kept on walking. I decided to head towards West Moreland, but to walk along the river as much as I could. If I couldn't walk through Oaks Bottom, I could definitely walk above it.
I love this row of bottles all lined up. Even the planter they are sitting on is pretty darn cool.
Chickens! I know they are everywhere on my walks, but I rarely see them. They mostly reside in back yards, so it was great to see a pair up close.
Because Oaks Bottom was closed, I got to see this stunning view! With the evening sun (well, it was only 4pm, but still it was starting to set), the light was incredible. Downtown Portland looked like Oz to me. It's about 4 miles to downtown from this spot. How incredible to have the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge so close to downtown. Right after taking this picture, a huge hawk flew by.
This view was directly to the left of me when looking at downtown. The water was very low and packed with Blue Herons. Those white buildings are Oaks Park and the roller rink. If you squint you can see the Ferris wheel.
Underneath the bench was this little plaque. Besides stating that the Neighborhood Association installed this bench in 1988, smile was the only other word on the plaque.
I turned around and headed for home when I got to this sign.
This might be the longest shadow I've ever had. It was huge!