|Sammamish River Trail (former |
rail right of way)
|Blyth Park in Bothell, Wash.|
Because the coronavirus has changed so much of how we live our daily lives, many of my friends are severely limited in the ways they can exercise. In contrast, I have easy access to a variety of outdoor areas suitable for walking. My neighborhood has a plethora of wonderful places literally right outside my front door.
|Former Wayne Golf Course|
has yet to be named as a park.
The Sammamish River Trail is plenty wide enough to maintain social distance. Blyth Park is across the river from my house and with a bridge that connects to it just two blocks from my front door. And, if the ground is squishy from recent rains, Blyth's parking lot is a great place to walk! Four times around the loopy parking aisles is one mile.
|Blyth Park is closed to cars|
but open for pedestrians
On some days, I walk through Blyth and cross over to the former Wayne Golf Course, now parkland belonging to the city of Bothell. Social distancing is not a problem there. It sounds corny, but I feel blessed.