This week’s long run was in perfect, perfect, perfect weather, of the kind you can only dream of – not too cold, not too hot, with just the lightest of breezes to keep things interesting.
The gulls were still out in full force, taking advantage of the low tide and scaring most of the other birds away as they flocked along the river.
Still, I got to see two cormorants fishing, diving to great distances.
Or just hanging out on the trees:
A great 10k run, the last one before the Tel Aviv marathon.
Started out a bit later than I planned, but got going anyway.
The tide receded so much that you could see the treacherous rocks usually hidden under the waves in the dog beach.
The gulls were out in full force again, taking over the river.
A moorhen paddled in the shadow of a boat.
Gulls and night heron enjoying the boats.
A cormorant swam in the river, in search of fish.
A pied kingfisher was on the lookout too:
All in all it was a great 10k run in beautiful weather.
It was cold and windy and boy did I not want to go outside to run, but a training plan is a training plan and I have a race coming up, so…
The beach was still half flooded from last night’s storm.
The waves were incredible and the water was brown with sand and silt.
Seagulls had pushed inland and had taken over most of the river, forcing the other waterfowl away.
Cormorants had moved up the river as well, and a dejected goose took refuge on the banks.
9k done despite the cold weather.
I’ve still been running, but I’ve cut down on my photo stops lately, so there haven’t been as many of these posts. That being said, I couldn’t help myself this week, since yesterday we had a bit of a storm, and all throughout the run I could see its aftermath.
The beach was still partly flooded and the waves made short work of the breakers.
Crows taking advantage of fallen trees.
Gulls and waterfowl really enjoyed the weather – not a lot of people about, and the tide brought quite a bit up with it.
A little over 8k on an enjoyable and interesting run in almost perfect running weather.
Started early today, and once again was rewarded by pretty magnificent sights.
The geese were out in force, entirely fearless, grazing wherever they pleased.
Isn’t that view magnificent?
A man fed a group of stray cats and night herons before sitting down to fish. The cats had the good sense to keep a wary distance from these well-armed birds.
A night heron between the rushes.
A total of 10k run today, 5k run yesterday and 25k run this week. Not bad at all.
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.
Lonely park bench near the river seeking tired old couple to keep it company. Idyllic view guaranteed.