Sunday, September 6, 2015

A walk in the park

Today I took George for a walk in Battery Park, which lies along the Delaware River in Olde Town New Castle, DE. It’s about a half hour drive from my home and it was 72 degrees and gorgeous.

I’d never been to this colonial coastal village before and plan on going back this fall to get some photos of the buildings because they are simply charming. It reminds me a little bit of Williamsburg and even Federal Hill in Baltimore. I was looking for a walk where I could bring a dog, somewhere near the coast so I could feel the breeze and when I got out of the car, the first thing that hit me was the scent. It was fresh and salty and perfect.


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It was early yet and the park wasn’t very crowded which was good because I could get clear landscape shots.


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There’s a little beach but it doesn’t allow swimming or wading. On closer inspection, it was full of goose feathers.


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Flocks of Canada Geese were in attendance.


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And it was lovely sitting along the shore on a piece of driftwood and watching their graceful landings.


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They seemed to revel in soaking themselves and then looking for bits to eat.


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There is a paved path that runs directly along the river with a large grassy space on the other side. People were riding bikes, or jogging, or sitting on benches, children were taking advantage of the playground, and every other person seemed to have a dog with them. There were several steps such as this as well.


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After a bit, I sat on a bench and called my husband’s parents – something I’ve done every Sunday morning for years. Sometimes I would sometimes forget that it was Sunday and 10:30 and my husband, when he was alive, would always remind me. It was his way, too, of saying hello to his parents once a week. This morning, I hung up as this tanker was slowly making its way down the river, heading south to meet the Atlantic Ocean and points unknown.


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There were also many large and beautiful trees, some marked with plaques as to their description.


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George seemed a little concerned at the fact that I might be leaving so I assured him I was only taking a picture.

He loved it here and I received lots of compliments on him which was unexpectedly nice.


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What a beautiful start to a gorgeous September day.

Hope your Labor Day Weekend is a good one, my friends.

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And yes, I know – two posts in the space of a week. Bazinga!


Michelle said...

Gorgeous photos, and a great find so close to home!

Gail said...

What a peaceful place to walk.

it's me said...

Lovely photos! Lucky you to find a place to walk near the sea.

JaneK said...

I went to the pool today by myself which is something I never do b/c I don't particularly like to swim. I was just wanting some sunshine, though. And then here you are with your 2 posts in a week..... Must be something with the moon :-)

Love your picture tours!

Cloudia said...

Textbook post. Personal, engaging, simple, yet with flashes of depth....and George, of course! [Why am i writing a review?] just enumerating the perfect pleasure of spending time with you. Nice job with the geese group landing...


Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos . Looks like a lovely place I can smell the water from your photos and description . George is a lovely boy , he and our Miggs would get along wonderfully as they are very much a like in character . Good to see all is well with you and your enjoying the weekend ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

Sheila said...

Beautiful photos, as always! Sounds like you and George had a great morning!

Unknown said...

This looks like a wonderful place, Kate!

Sabrina Steyling said...

Such beautiful photos...I want to go there! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Looks like a wonderful time for you and George!

Hope you've been having a good summer.

Jane x

alphabet soup said...

Two posts in a week!! You'll be raising our expectations.....

Photo of Canada geese coming in to land on the water. Amazing.

Ms Soup

Debbie From Illinois said...

Kate, these photos are lovely. I'm at our cabin in northern Wisconsin and some maple trees are already changing. I love Fall but I want to hold onto summer a little bit longer. Hope you have a great week.

Kerri Farley said...

Your images are wonderful!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the last one with the boats! Actually I LOVE LOVE LOVE them all. I bet that will be a beautiful place in the Fall too :)

Daryl said...

lovely .. so glad you took these walk and shared these pix ... we walked along our Battery on Saturday ... come visit, bring George and we can walk there together, at the end of the Battery here is a small park with a fabulous carousel ..

Lee Owenby said...

Love all the photos - but I think you saved the best for last. Love the dreamy photo of boats.

Smalltowngiggles said...

Beautiful. Looks like a very lovely place to walk. I would love it.

Carolynn Anctil said...

It's a beautiful spot! So close and you'd never been before? I particularly like the colourful sailboats in the last image. It looks like a lovely day.

Back Porch Writer said...

Love the fact that you have a dog named George. I have a dog named Roger and a husband named George. lol Just checking out some different blogs of those that like to travel and write daily.
I think I will enjoy yours.

Angie said...

It's awesome to see you and George---and to smell those delicious salty breezes. :)

beth said...


you have inspired me to get out and walk and take in the beauty around me….
lately, that hasn't been a priority :(

hi george!

hi pretty sail boats!

thotlady said...

Lovely. Big Bang Theory fan. And George too.

sharon said...

Gorgeous coast. Love your pics. Hey I think we have the cousins to the Canadian Geese visiting us here in Oklahoma!

Mary Lou said...

Gorgeous Kate. Just where I need to be so enjoyed going with you and George.
I hope you are doing well.