We were going to go beach walking with a group today, but it went pear-shaped, so we ended up downtown instead, at the Farmers Market. We were planning to head there after the beach walk, so simply got there earlier.
It made a nice change to do this, as we’re both usually working on a Saturday.
We bought some fresh fruit and vegetables, took those back to the car, and then walked around the stalls. We got a great Lamb Gyro each for lunch for $10 for the two, and some freshly squeezed lemonade to wash it all down.
Took a walk down King Street, and then ended up having coffee in City Lights in Market Street. After that, we were strolling back towards the car, when we found the new location of O’Hara & Flynn on Meeting Street.
We had a glass of wine, some mixed olives and sampled a couple of cheeses. That rounded off our morning downtown very nicely.
It seems that every day of the year is a day for something.
Today, in the United Kingdom, is Walk To Work Day. Did you know that in London there are over 100 tube journeys that are actually quicker to walk, when you take into account the time spent standing in line waiting to get a ticket; waiting for the train; going up and down escalators to reach the train and the street level before and after the journey?
Of course, these days many simply can’t walk to work – we live too far away. But, for those that use public transportation, there is often part of the journey that could be walked. From the railroad station or the bus stop to the office perhaps.
There are a number of advantages to walking.
We don’t want to go back to living in city centers perhaps, but nonetheless, it’s a good idea to take the opportunity to walk a little when we can.