One of a kind:
For years and all our hiking Sherry had some problems with ankles and legs. My biggest problem was burning feet. The soles of my feet would get too hot. I have said it before, the hiking originally was ALL Sherry's idea.
While hiking we once attended ‘Trail Days’ in Damascus, VA. There we chose to attend a ‘Boot Camp’. All you need to know about your feet, support and boots. Sherry got a custom pair of inserts. When I told the manager my problem, he said there is no help for that except ventilation.
I had already left boots behind and went to ‘tennis shoes’; ventilating them by using my knife and making some cuts along the sole and it was helping. I have never hiked in cold weather, if I am successful to try starting in January I guess I will find out if cold weather helps with my ‘burning feet’. LOL
Today's walk the sun was out and no wind the canal was flat.
The ‘occupied side’ view above.
Opposite the canal ‘living side’ is more swamp.
Today I noticed what I always called Elephant Ears in the swamp. And below some greens are brighter than others.
Yes, we do have ‘sketters’ but not much different than back home in the woods.
Most days I get to exchange good mornings with an ‘old man and his son’, it makes my day. The old man is 91 and very crippled; confined to a wheel chair, but his son says ‘Daddy likes to be outside’. The old man has started smiling and giving me a wave before dropping his head again. Yeah, it makes me smile inside.