Here are some sights along our route on the Noland Trail in Newport News on Saturday. It turned out to be quite an ambitious afternoon hike. Five miles total, 4.75 of which Toots wanted to be carried, as we set out at her naptime. Because that’s the way we roll.
This is the first of officially 14 bridges we crossed. There were many more little foot bridges, too, across dips in the path for watery days. Toots counted all the bridges.
Captain Comic and Mr. Cynic were more focussed on the mile and half-mile markers, as they completely did not want to go on the Noland Trail that day, and had little to no knowledge of what it entailed ahead of time. Heheheh.
A lovely jogger took a shot of us all together. Very sweet of her to do.
There must be elves and fairies, etc. in this section of ivy covered forest. At least that’s what I drew a lot of when I was Mr. Cynic’s age and was reading a LOT of sci-fi fantasy.
Sparkly! It was a gorgeous, if slightly chill autumn day for a walk around and crisscrossing a big lake.
Rounding the bend ahead of me is the rest of the family. I believe I was struggling with Lucy at this point, as well as trying to take a picture. There were many dogs to meet along the path, and Captain Comic HAD to meet all of them. And Lucy had to read all their pee-mail.
We found a bit of a cove with some still and reflective water. I love the blue.
Another bridge, somewhere before the halfway mark. Exhausted Captain Comic, glaring Mr. Cynic. Lucy is still excited about the hike, but trepidatious about the bridges.