Woke up at 5AM to go out for a 10k run, leaving at 5:30, while it was still cool and dark.
The sun starting to rise, 3k into the run, lighting up the water in pink and gold. My legs were tired from yesterday’s 5k, but the view made this run worth while.
That is just breathtaking.
The park was very peaceful in the morning, and a friendly walker admired the sunrise with me, cheering me on.
Sunrise peering over the trees — my phone camera is doing it no justice.
I love that the little heron is waiting for the fishermen to fail.
Little herons fishing for themselves for a change.
That’s 10K done, most of it before sunrise. I ran 25k this week, the most ever — super proud of myself, and totally worth the early Saturday wake up.
Started out extra early (before 6AM), since it was going to be a super hot day.
The sun had just come up, the promenade was practically deserted (early morning on a Saturday will do that for you), and the air was relatively cool, though still humid.
I wasn’t the only one enjoying the early morning breeze — these little guys were taking cover from the sun by the time I ran back.
The sun made everything seem gloriously golden… A breathtaking sight.
You can just make out the Night Heron looking out at the ducks. He was still there when I ran back.
Ducks having fun in the sun, around the 3K mark.
Making my way back, around the 7K mark. The park had come to life, and the sun was starting to blaze away.
Night Heron still there, standing like a watchman, keeping an eye on the river.
Last view of the river and the birds, before the final stretch home.
10K run, and well worth setting the alarm for.
Started out early in the morning, but not early enough — the heat was already pretty intense in the parts of the trail that weren’t in the shade.
The sea was pretty stormy, and surfers and kayaks were out in force. It looks much windier than it was, though.
Families of ducks were also out, grazing in the heat. I met them later on, swimming together.
Little egret fishing on the Yarkon riverbed.
Boats on the river, lazing in the sun.
Three fishermen — man, little egret, night heron.
Little egrets fighting over fish in low tide.
10k done — hot and humid summer run. As usual, I didn’t feel like waking up early and going for a run, let alone a 10k, but I’m glad that I did.
In the middle of the Jaffa flea market, there’s a very vocal rooster on the roof.
Yesterday’s weather was pretty perfect for a long run, so decided to go on one instead of postponing it to the weekend.
Preparations for the second season of the dreadful local version of one of my favourite shows, the Great British Bakeoff, are well under way.
This is where they’re doing the filming this year, and I’m pretty puzzled about it — I don’t see how this former hanger will have room for all the contestants. Oh well, where there’s rating there’s a way.
Met this crow on the way, and he looked pretty pleased with his perch.
Glorious sunset in the park. One of the reasons I love running in the evening so much.
Reading power station gleaming in the distance.
Sometimes Tel Aviv can be almost breathtaking.
10k done with a magnificent sunset over the Mediterranean.
Yesterday was blistering hot, so I ran this morning instead. A lot of rowers were out on the Yarkon.
At the Daniel Center for rowing, stopped for a moment to admire the sky.
The sun was out in full strength, which made for some pretty dramatic lighting, with all the clouds.
Ducks and rowers (this was taken on my way back).
This cheeky little egret was waiting by a group of pretty terrible fishermen. They would toss it all their small fry, which is much more convenient than having to go fish for them itself.
Monthly antique market at the port.
My cat, totally unimpressed that I ran 9K this morning.
Started out way too early in the afternoon. Despite hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and water, this was a tough one — but I’m glad I ran it. Bathing season is now in full swing in Tel Aviv, and the holiday weekend meant that the beaches were packed.
Dog beach, where dogs are allowed to romp in the sand and water. In the background you can see the seperate beach, humming with people.
Getting things ready for the traithlon on Saturday meant that running in the Tel Aviv port was a bit of a challenge.
Everything ready for tomorrow’s triathlon.
The sea scouts were out and about, rowing and sailing on the Yarkon.
Gratuitous photo of the sailing boats against the Tel Aviv skyline.
Rose-ringed parakeet (called drara parrot here) on a Eucalyptus tree. Both are invasive species, but the parakeets, though delightful to see and hear, have done much more damage to the local birds.
Hopoe, digging away for insects.
Tel Aviv’s beaches have been decorated for the pride parade, and there was a DJ that played some pretty decent dance music also out for the occasion.
10K run, done and done. Glad that I did it, though for next week’s run, I’ll probably start either early in the morning or later in the evening.