Monday, February 24, 2020

MONDAY

Today was our Parkinson's walk, this time at the Quarry Gardens.  We are not having a good run as we had another fall.  This time a man with Parkinson's.  Luckily, we managed to get him back on his feet and he said that all that was damaged was his dignity.  He had been going to walk up the steps and do the harder walk but was persuaded to do the more gentle walk so only two of us went up the hill.

We then did the gentle walk and met up with the others near the lake.  It was lovely to see lots of sprinklers running (they use water from the lake) .  Ours are banned from Wednesday.

After that we had our usual catch up at a cafe and Gillian and her friend went into town and then caught the Shuttle to Ngunguru and we have just come back from collecting her.

It has been a lovely day (if you didn't need rain).There were 12 of us on today's walk




The view to the north from the top of the hill.


The lake looks a bit green - it is quite a bit lower than usual.


Looking across to the sandspit at Ngunguru this evening.



11 comments:

  1. Monday is just beginning here and we have plenty of the wet stuff descending from the skies; I could do with a morning walk like that.

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    1. and we could do with the wet stuff. Funny old world isn't it.

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  2. Falling is one of my biggest worries. Besides having bouts of vertigo, I am just clumsy. I take daily walks and try to be very careful but like your friend, have had a few embarrassing moments.

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    1. It is sad as he is only young (just past 60), has had PD for over ten years. I, also, try to be careful so as not to fall.

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  3. We have had total sprinkler ban for about two weeks now. Thankfully can still use a hand-held hose.
    Sounds like a good walk.

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  4. Falling is a true hazard as you get older. Getting up again is the worst.
    Hope he enjoyed the easier walk once he got going again

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    1. He didn't want to give in to Parkinson's but Doug persuaded him that it was too risky as the steps were very steep and if he fell higher up he could have killed himself. So hard, he, finally agreed and enjoyed the easier walk

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  5. The quarry gardens are such a nice place to visit. Parkinsons however is so debilitating isn't it? My mum told me the other day that a dear family friend had passed away from it a few years ago that I wasn't aware had happened, I felt really sad about it, we really are blessed to have our health.

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  6. Yes, health is most important and the Quarry Gardens are lovely.

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