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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Duck, Duck... (Walk)... Puzzle

  Cathy and I did a fast four miles between her work and my bell practice today. We started at Lincoln Lake where we saw this pair of Common Goldeneye ducks from the bridge over the lake. common goldeneye

Our road loop took us around to the north side of Lincoln Lake. From here, it looks small, just peeking through the trees. Lincoln Lake

The final side of the loop had us walking west toward Lake Michigan. What you need to know is that between Lincoln Lake and Lake Michigan is the private community of Epworth. I've mentioned this place a few times in the past when I was allowed inside (because of the job I had at the time). The important thing in this picture is that pointy hill. To be more precise, that pointy sand dune. I left all the urban mess in the picture to give you the scale. You can see a picture of this hill in summer in the link below, and some pictures taken from about 2/3 of the way up that hill. In the winter, you really can see the bare bones of the dune. dune with bare trees and snow

We did an extra block into Cartier Park (to make it to 4 miles) and returned to the more-often-seen view of Lincoln Lake where we were parked. Lincoln Lake

As for the puzzle- I finished the hard one. I thought it was going to be very, very hard. I would say it turned out to be only hard. It did take me quite a while for having only 550 pieces. But I thought the colored rocks within the Michigan shape would be tricky. They weren't. So the only really hard part was the blue. It's called Michigan Natures Gift. (Don't tell me that should have an apostrophe. I am only copying what's on the box.)
michigan puzzle

In other news: I did my class, I edited. Then walk and bell practice.

See Lincoln Lake from Above


Ann said...

I'm not always big on using punctuation so I don't worry about it when someone else doesn't. That puzzle does look like it would be hard

The Oceanside Animals said...

Charlee: "Birds!"
Chaplin: "Once again surrounded by water ..."

Sharkbytes said...

Ann- I expected it to be a real brain-hurter. Only moderately so.

Chaplin- The ducks don't care if it's cold water. Maybe you should try it!

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