Tai chi in the backyard overlooking Lake Ontario. What could be better than practicing on a private lawn? The invitation first came when I bumped into someone from the Monday and Thursday tai chi classes. We both confessed we missed doing tai chi and weren’t very disciplined about practicing on our own. There is energy doing tai chi with others. We are working on having others join in.
Swimming in my former neighbour’s backyard pool. Her pool is smack in the middle of her stunning backyard garden which has been featured in the ACO garden tour as was mine next door. Seeing the sun setting on the red bark of the tall pine trees in the ravine was nostalgic.
Cycling in Cobourg is very popular. Bicycle sales have gone through the roof everywhere. Here the roads and paths along the waterfront are mostly flat, so no need for too many gears. There is always an offshore breeze to cool a rider on these very hot days.
BBQ in a friend’s backyard. Now that I live in a condo, I cannot barbeque so appreciate any invitation to dinner. Since I live close, I could walk after drinking, a healthy choice. My friend got to show off her culinary skills but admitted she has Burnham Market make the cool gazpacho.
Kayaking is now my favourite outdoor activity. I signed on for classes at the Cobourg Canoe Club with three other women. We all love it. We get out on the water two nights a week and paddle around in the bay inside the breakwater. We enjoy the beautiful evenings and good company including the helpful staff.