An unusual bench on the Parrett Trail
I’m hoping that when I go to Pasadena this summer there will be trails for walking, along with some benches at different places on the trails for sitting. How nice it is to be able to sit with a friend and have a chat and just listen to the sounds of the birds and a nearby stream!
We have a lovely walk in St. John’s, the trail around Quidi Vidi Pond, and you can sit and have a picnic if you’d like. There are many benches to relax and people or dog watch, or just stare wistfully at the water. Rowers are often practising on the pond, and it is calming to watch them race through the water. There are ducks to photograph and feed. Such a pleasant outing that I recommend it to anyone living in or visiting the city!
The views are different everywhere you travel and it is nice to sit alone and read a favorite novel, or sit with a friend or spouse and have a chat or just sit quietly. Some people take along a camera and capture the beauty of the trail.
Hopefully if you get to visit your favorite trail in your city or town, you’ll see the beauty all around you and within you!Get involved in your town and encourage these benches. Perhaps you can make some unique ones like the ones in the photos above and below. Get the young people involved and allow them to use their creative juices to plan and make the benches. Less likelihood of vandalism if the teenagers are involved in the process! Get seniors to decide what they’d like to see and use. Anyone who has an interest in the outdoors and trails in particular may want to lend a helping hand.
Have you travelled on some trails recently? Were there benches along the trail?
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