Hamilton has many parks and walkways and I thought it was time I utilized some of them.
I chose Parana Park for my first walk, and was excited by this intriguing view into the park from the roadside.
There was a short walk along the footpath to reach the entrance, and I stopped to admire the beauty of the candle-like flowers on this Horse Chestnut tree.
The tree itself is planted on the side of the road opposite the park entrance I had chosen. But when I turned from the tree it began to rain.
I made a hasty retreat back to my car and gave up on my walk.
Apart from the risk of a fall on wet slippery paths, I dislike walking anywhere that I cannot be fully aware of my surroundings. Rain deadens noise and makes it harder to look around to see who is nearby.
This may sound like I’m being paranoid, and perhaps I am, but I once had a man lurch out of some shrubbery and accost me on the path I was on. It was a very unnerving experience for a woman on her own, and I have no great desire to let it happen again.
Be happy with the decisions you make 😊