Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Sandy Beach - April 21, 2020

I'd dropped Jen off at work this morning. Her office has been closed for a number of weeks because of Covid and she's been working from home but there was some work that she needed to do from the office.  Rather than pay 10 or 15 $ for parking it was just as easy for me to drop her off, the bonus was that I could find a spot to park and see about getting some morning photos along the river.

I'd parked the car at the bridgeland spot and kind of rode around a bit aimlessly before reaching the river. I wasn't too sure what direction I wanted to go and soon found myself at the east village. From there I thought about exploring something new again and perhaps riding south along the elbow river.

Crossing 9th ave at the Deane house, I could see the light facing downtown was nice for 8:30am.. (sunrise was about two hours ago). There's a path detour with a narrow section that I thought would make an interesting photo. I got off my bike and tried to scout out a photo that would include the bridge and the buildings in the background.

Initially I climbed up the side of the pathway and stood on some road barricade's to shoot over top the edge of the bridge. I could hear a train engine idling and wanted to include it in the photo.


Out of the corner of my eye I noticed some movement on the path on the other side of the bridge.. it was a runner. I thought I'd be able to compose them in a frame so I pointed the camera and waited for her to come around the corner before snapping the photo.

After taking the above photos I spent the next hour or so following the path, sometimes getting lost and not really knowing where I was headed. Sometimes there were path detours and I wasn't sure if I was back on the 'regular' trail or not.  At the furthest point I ended up at Sandy Beach which I think I've heard of but haven't really ever been to. I think if you continue further on you can end up at the reservoir but I'd need to consult a map. Eventually I found that I was at the top end of 14th street in Altadore ?!  Anyway, I rode north on 14th street with very light traffic until I hit the bow river paths again and from there rode back to my car.

Not may photos today but a fun bike ride nonetheless.

Thanks for looking

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