This week’s long run

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. 

This week’s long run

This week’s long run

This week’s long run wasn’t very long at all (see here for the reasons). It ended up being just a 5k (my third 5k this week), because I set out pretty late yesterday, and I don’t feel very comfortable running alone in the dark.

On the positive side of things, I did change up my route, which made for some pretty nifty photos of the Tel Aviv skyline.

Started out as the sun was just setting in a glorious pink, purple and orange. 

Tel Aviv’s Marina is small but pretty. 

Boat in the sunset. Also, you can see just how crappy my iPhone 6’s camera is when it comes to low light photography.

Tel Aviv’s “hotel-front”, backdropping the Marina.

Terrible photo, but that’s Tel Aviv’s port twinkling in the distance.

Sunset. I don’t know this guy, but he knows how to enjoy life.

Tel Aviv’s port, now an outdoor shopping mall of sorts. 

A single remnant of the port’s old day’s as an actual port. 

This week’s long run

This week’s long run

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. 

This week’s long run

This week’s long run

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. 

This week’s long run