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Admiring the Wildlife Along the 10 Mile River

Heron

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Allison and I have been talking daily walks for a couple of months now. We started because I was in a Fitbit challenge at work and she had been as well. The whole family has fitbits now and if there is something tracking my steps and keeping me accountable then I am getting up and moving a lot more than I had been. I am constantly reminded to move around and it has been very good for both of us. We’ve lost some weight but starting the day off with a walk is nice. We talk if we need to talk or just walk and enjoy the scenery.

Now with school back in session we wake up early and get a couple of laps around the park before Allison has to go home and get ready for school. I keep walking our usual route because I won’t get a chance later in the day to go again, or I won’t be that motivated to do so. Allison gets a ton of steps at school throughout the day that make up or the steps he missed out on by cutting the walk short.

This morning as I continued along I looked down one part of the 10 mile river. I have seen a fox there, a family of raccoons cross from one part of the stream to another and also some carp. Today I saw this Heron. I’ve seen them in the area before and they are enormous when they fly but then look like little delicate birds when they are walking in the water. It was a nice sight to see.

A View of Attleboro

a view of Attleboro

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I’ve been playing around with my new Mavic Mini and today I took a long walk and ended up at Highland Park. It was nice and early in the morning so I took my Mavic Mini to see what I could see around the old country club. This has been made into walking trails and it is large and wide open so it made for a good place to practice. I did pretty well but there was one crash and it happened steps away from where I was. I had gotten the drone too close to some arborvitaes. I think I went up instead of down and next thing you know, it crashed.Luckily it was not from very high and there was no permanent damage. I can’t wait to take this to the Cape and get some great images around there. I have more to explore here around home, too.

Allies DonutsToday was national doughnut day. I still can’t figure out the difference between a doughnut and a donut. Apparently it is just spelling. But I think there is also a national Donut day. Yesterday Allison told me that Allie’s Donuts would be available at the Del’s in South Attleboro. So, after my walk I hopped int he car with my mask and waited for them to open. I was third in line but they had plenty and so I got a dozen. I then stopped at Honey Dew and picked up some coffees. I posted the donut image to Instagram and Honey Dew liked it. That was awkward. They are my go to donut place, too. So I commented back and told them I did stop there for the coffee.