Back to the Gravel Road

After breakfast at the Red Top, a quick visit to the house and some grocery shopping, I decided to find out exactly where the Seine River trail met the gravel road.  It seems I was right when I decided the spot was just before the bridge because that is where it is.

As promised, I had my camera with me and I traveled that road again after following the wet and muddy trail to it.  Well, the trail was only wet and muddy from my complex to the trail itself – but it was wet and muddy enough that I did this walk with wet feet.

Here is where the trail meets the gravel road.

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That is pretty obvious looking and something I certainly should have noticed on my first walk.  🙂

Looking back after crossing the bridge
Looking back after crossing the bridge
Looking back after turning the first bend
Looking back after turning the first bend
Same spot as the last picture, but looking ahead.
Same spot as the last picture, but looking ahead.

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A typical farmhouse in the above 2 pictures – shown at a distance and then fairly closeup.
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Much newer and more modern house and closer to the road than the rest of the houses here.

And then I saw her – a long way away, so I was glad I had my nice zoom.  Pictures not extremely clear, but hand held with lots of zoom.

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She seems to be sticking her tongue out at me in the last picture, which was just before she turned and disappeared in the long grass.
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Typical private driveway
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Ditch full of grasses and wild flowers.
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Another private driveway
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The end of the road – this is the sign in the background of the first deer picture.
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Well – an intersection!  Should I explore further?
Its a long road - doesn't look like a long and winding road though.
Its a long road – doesn’t look like a long and winding road though.

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Deer Tracks
Deer Tracks
Another road to explore? No - private driveway
Another road to explore? No – private driveway

Shortly after this I came to another bend in the road, but decided to find out where it goes before venturing along it so I turned back.  I covered a good distance today and my FitBit is very happy with me.  🙂

Wildflower
Wildflower

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Some kind of Sparrow
Some kind of Sparrow

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Love the ditches here
Love the ditches here
New Condos going up. Love that huge window on the first one (3rd floor)
New Condos going up. Love that huge window on the first one (3rd floor)
Different view of same Condos. That one on the end is the only one with that huge window
Different view of same Condos. That one on the end is the only one with that huge window

I decided to check my trail out on Google Maps and here it is.

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The grey dots going through the green in the upper left is the trail along the Seine River that I followed to Creek Bend Rd.  I then turned left and went over the bridge and followed Creek Bend Rd to where it met Sioux Rd W and followed that until it made a turn just before the Perimeter Hwy.  I wondered about exploring Aimes Rd and or Milne Dr, but am glad I waited to check out where they went, since they obviously go nowhere – although I could have turned of Aimes Rd and gone across the Perimeter to Sumka Rd – but that road also ends without getting me back to St. Anne’s Rd.  So – I just re-traced my steps, and avoided that wet trail by going all the way to St. Anne’s Rd and back home that way.

 

2 thoughts on “Back to the Gravel Road

  1. I agree Mary – it is beautiful and completely unexpected in the city – but since I am close to the perimeter of the city I guess I could have expected it. I imagine the developers are keeping an eye on the area in hopes of destroying the nature and building condos or expensive houses. Hope the residents there stay to keep it like this.

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