Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Our Eclipse Walk

Learning curve as you age:
***When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
***You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.

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Our Eclipse walk……………….

Since it was going to ‘get dark that afternoon’ (?) we decided to walk midafternoon.  There was a good breeze and some clouds. About 87 degrees here on the Eastern Shore.
We decided to walk the main road of our RV Park, ‘Virginia Landing’. So here we are:

This is the interior park road. A Maple tree every 75 feet. The flower pots from another post are about every ¼ mile. WE have never been in a park with an entrance road nearly a mile long inside the park.

Outside the park is a narrow macadam road. Thick rows of trees either side with open fields behind. Most of this little peninsula is farm land. This is the road:

 We learned from a lady yesterday that kids from Quinby used this road to learn to drive on since it was dead end.  At the end was a farm called “The Point”. An RV developer bought the farm and designed this beautiful park. Later Thousand Trails Organization bought it and still own it.
It didn’t even get close to dark. It appeared as if the sun went behind a cloud.
I got this shot thru a cloud. This was about our coverage:

We walked about a mile inside the park and outside making our walk near 4 miles.  A good fast paced work out in a little over an hour.

The deer were a bonus

Nite Shipslog


Chatty Crone said...

We had a 97% eclipse here. Let me tell you an hour north they had the full eclipse and there was so much traffic it was horrendous. I watched most of it on television. Glad you walked 4 miles!

Mevely317 said...

That interior park road and maple trees are so lovely and peaceful!
I'd like to have tagged along, but y'all probably would have had to carry me after the first 100 yards!

betty said...

Sounds pretty with the maple trees. Liked the picture of you and Sherry's shadows. Great to walk 4 miles in that period of time!


Lisa said...

We got about 95 percent coverage here in Gastonia. It did not get dark, just gloomy. I took a break from my desk and walked outside. One of the employees had a pair of the special glasses and let me take a look.
I love your shadow photo!

Beautiful day here

shirl72 said...

It didn't get dark here, a cloud hid the Sun. I was waiting for it to turn real dark because that is what the news kept saying. Sounds like a nice place to walk and see the beautiful sights and trees. It has been real hot here the news will say it will be cool today in the 80's. I don't think that is cool...but at least it is not in the 90's.


We had 90% totality here. you guys look good in the shadows. great eclipse picture too. beautiful tree lined driveway you have there.

Rick Watson said...

We got about 93% but it got dark enough to make our rooster crow.
We also got to experience it with our great nephew Jordan.