So it looks like I won’t be going for walks for a while.
It seems I have inflamed tendons around the knee probably caused by a lot of factors but ultimately triggered by me starting running and overdoing it. Running was a wonderful addition to my life so I’m rather sad and upset. It’s October and still very mild, the weather is good for those lovely autumn walks that won’t happen this year. But the only thing I can do about it for now is to rest and follow instructions from my PT.
I love going for walks. When I come to a new place, the first thing I want to do is to go for a walk, to explore the scenery or the town/village. In Sweden I walked a lot, since we moved here I’ve walked a lot, and when we go to Italy I walk a lot. I have some lovely memories to look back to and that’s what I’m going to do in this post.
Let’s take some time to celebrate the beauty of going for a walk, and what you can find and enjoy while doing it. Of course I always bring the camera!
Where we lived in Sweden there were plenty of nice areas for walking, both around where we lived, and in town. We lived by lake Vänern where there are many little twists and turns along the shore. Sadly I’ve been ditching old, not great photos a bit too harshly but I have a few!
Other places I love to go for walks are actually some cities – Göteborg and Stockholm. I have very few photos from there, probably I didn’t think they were good enough. But the old town areas in both Göteborg (which is called Haga) and Stockholm (called Gamla stan – Old town) are lovely to go for walks. Hopefully I’ll get there again eventually.
My favourite walks have been in Italy and Ireland. Before 2019, we went to a certain place in Abruzzo, Italy, every year. We found a lovely accommodation in 2013 where you can rent apartments at a farm, and this has become a second home to us. The owners are more like friends than anything else! We really hope to get back there next year. When we’re there I take a walk every morning along the little lane surrounded by olive trees. These are also my favourite photography subject there.
The last time we were over, we went for a walk in this lovely area, Piana del Voltigno. I definitely want to see more of it!
Italian cities aren’t bad for walking either. There’s lots to see, lots of interesting architecture and of course plenty of good places to have a really good coffee.
However, I’m more of a country girl so I do prefer walking in rural areas. Such as… West Cork.
The area around here is the best.
That’s it for now about my past walks. I hope you enjoyed them, and I wish you a good weekend with pleasant activities. Perhaps a good walk!
Linking with Natalie’s Weekend Coffee Share.