Walking West On The East Path

One of the best perks the City of Norfolk, Nebraska has added during the past few years is the paved bicycle/hiking path. Specifically the path that was built along the river in the eastern part of town.

The segment I like best begins in my neighborhood and continues beneath the new East Norfolk Avenue bridge. From there, it continues north to Johnson Park, crosses First Street, then follows the flood control levee, northwest to near the YMCA.

Earlier this week, I decided to enjoy a brisk sunny afternoon stroll along the trail. My habit is to slide my old Sony “Steady Shot DSC-W800” palm-size camera into my coat pocket. They can be bought new for less than $100 USD if you shop around. I got mine second-hand at a garage sale for ten-bucks. I like it better than the camera feature on my Galaxy phone. It’s perfectly suitable for those times when photography is not the primary reason for leaving home.

I ended up shooting a few dozen shots along the trail because the lighting provided ideal modeling for the subjects that caught my eye. I selected a few of the better pictures to share with you on today’s post.

Near the location of the old “Bon Ton” flour mill that was demolished several decades ago.

It’s good to bring some sort of camera along wherever you go because you never know what you might find.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Henry David Thoreau. “Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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7 Responses to Walking West On The East Path

  1. Now that is the kind of winter day that makes the change of seasons a pleasure. Great photos!

  2. Doug says:

    Brrrrr. Looks so cold. I can see your house in the top photo. From the angle you shot, looks like the city never plowed the street in front of your home, only the trail. The browser that I use really zooms in without getting pixilated. I can easily make out the snow on the awning over your front door. I can see something in the window of your music room, but can’t quite make it out. That’s one heck of a camera.

    • swabby429 says:

      Thanks. Yeah, the street was plowed, the city usually does my neighborhood early. I needed to clear off the awning. I forgot, so it melted and created a frozen hazard on the step and walk. It’s a hassle to get rid of. I’m surprised with the camera, too…not bad for $10.

  3. I nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger Award. Your posts are always interesting, thoughtful and unique. Here is my post with the announcement.


    • swabby429 says:

      Thank you. I do not participate in these sorts of promotions but I do appreciate your nomination as a very positive gesture. I enjoy the Salsa World Traveler as an informative source of travel information. Especially those articles that remind me of my bucket list.

  4. You are very welcome. Keep up the good work!

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