Winter Solstice, Burlington, Ontario
It was a short day, and a grey day. The trees blackened from last night's rain. The sailboats are grounded, and the docks pulled out. The far shores of the bay architected by Hamilton's steel mills and the Burlington Skyway. There are many trees down in the park, decomposing in the damp. This walk is one of my old routes when I'm here: through LaSalle Park, down to the waterfront on Burlington Bay, follow the trail along the shore (where it is busy with overfed squirrels, ducks, geese, chickadees, swans, and birdwatchers), up the hill through the woods, past the old brick high school I went to, and back through the neighbourhood.
Location: Burlington, Ontario
Length: 4 km
Date: 21 December, 2018
Sandra Cowan likes to walk on trails, paths, and city streets. She is based in southern Alberta, Canada, a visitor in the land of the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy).