Walking the Cloverdale Pedestrian Bridge

With all due respect to the geese (who return far too early), spring in the river valley is largely absent until the second half of May, when the leaves unfurl and the dandelions appear, seemingly overnight. As I made my way down the staircase below the MacDonald Hotel, the morning already warm, the scene that […]

Rundle Park with Tom

Wow. Tom and I had a BEAUTIFUL walk on Sunday morning through Gold Bar Park and Rundle Park in northeast Edmonton, joined together by a bridge very much like my old friend, the Cloverdale Footbridge. It was a sunny, cool morning, and we walked for 90 minutes around the parks, sidestepping many geese who loitered […]

Holiday Walks

I’ve been off since June 27, a little more than a week. Unlike last year at this time, which was sweltering, May and June have been cool and wet, and July has started off unseasonably cold as well. I don’t want to complain, because my place gets very hot, and rain is always good, buuuut…it’s […]

Not My River Valley

For the first time in months – many months – I walked in Mill Creek Ravine (on Monday, after work). I totally neglected it during the winter, and most of autumn. Sorry Mill Creek. You know you are still my favourite ravine. Since the last time I was down there, many things have changed, and […]

Goodbye Friend

Tom and I walked over the Cloverdale footbridge for the last time yesterday. The City is closing it down on Monday; its destruction nigh. I have written extensively in this blog about the south east LRT (now called the Valley Line) expansion into the river valley. I’ve attended public forums, sent letters to the Edmonton […]

Of Bridges and Robins

It was a very cold Saturday, but Tom and I braved the wind to join a human chain of Cloverdale Footbridge supporters in yet another effort to show our love for a part of the river valley that will soon be torn asunder once the Valley Line LRT is underway. It was a great. It […]