Fort Whyte Alive has re-opened. The outside is open, but we can’t go inside the building where the regular entrance is. The entrance has been moved to a side gate right at the start of the trails. I was quickly signed in and was on my way.
Under a dull and cloudy sky, I took a few photos as I walked along. I was aware that the paths were quite icy in spots and was walking carefully as I went. The temperature wasn’t bad about -15C and no wind.
The Bison were calmly hanging out in their field in the snow.
the next photo is the last one I took this morning.
This is one of my favourite spots. It is just a little pond and actually the only pond on the Bison side of the walk, but it is so peaceful.
The path along here was good and I picked up my pace on the gravel. A dozen (or so) steps and I slipped on ice and fell down – hard.
I landed on my right knee, then on my left arm and the left side of my face also touched down.
I was unable to get up by myself as my left arm hurt too much to use, but luckily a staff member arrived a few minutes later and he helped me up and made sure I got back to my car safely. He recommended that I should have my arm looked at right away and suggested the place to go.
I took his suggestion and was looked after very quickly.
I managed to break a bone in my shoulder, so my left arm is in a sling. They bandaged my knee up also, but I forgot about the face hit until I got back home. My face will probably be bruised tomorrow but I don’t think anything is broken. I go back in 2 weeks.