It's taken me some time to get this blog up and running, so the first post is really about an event that transpired 11 days ago. But it was a significant event and one about which I was determined to write.
On Saturday, June 6th, the 1st anniversary of the bicycle accident that left my partner Jihan with serious multiple ligament damage to her left knee, we went to Bayfront park to do some cycling. After a year of physiotherapy, ongoing as she awaits her surgery date, she got on her bicycle again to ride. Of course, as part of her physiotherapy, she's been on the stationary bike a great deal, but this was the first time since the accident that she took her bike to a park and rode it.
She was rather nervous and considered, briefly, backing out, but utlimately faced her fears and went. It was a nice day for a ride--sunny with a light breeze, the smell of the lake water and the sights and sounds of various birds. We stopped to watch a couple of Canada Goose families, a Mute Swan family, a Great Blue Heron, Mallards, Common Terns and lots of Red-winged Blackbirds and Song Sparrows. The ground on this bayfront trail is mostly flat, with only a couple of slight hills, so it was the ideal place to start off again.
As you can probably tell in the above image, we had a good time there. We covered at least 12 kms that day, traversing the length of the trail twice, at a leisurely pace. We returned, of course, last weekend. Perhaps this coming weekend we'll go over to Confederation Park.