That is meant in the nicest way! Hiking has been shown to improve both your health and your outlook. Disclaimer: I am not an expert hiker. I’m not even very experienced. But I love getting out in nature and moving!
Today was a gorgeous February day! Does this sound like an oxymoron? Not today, we had 60 degrees and sunshine. It was a perfect day to explore the woods.
As an artist, not only do I need to prep for the hike, I also need to throw down a few sketches.
Don’t judge me! Lipstick is very helpful on the trail. Okay, it’s not helpful, I just like to wear it.
The perfect place to get out in
nature: Chenango Valley State Park
The entrance to a B&B, really liked the gate and the sign.
It’s so much fun doing these now in the dead of winter, they take me back to those warm, sunny days!
Painted from my photos taken on our hike.
These are more sketches done from my photos taken on our hike.
This first picture is looking down – In the sea, the shape on the left is 3 islands, called “Li Galli Islands”, named Gallo Lungo, Rotomda and Castelletto. These islands are where Greek mythology would have you believe the three sirens tempted Ulysses on his way back home. The mass on the right is actually a large rock protruding from the sea known as “Whale Rock”.
In this second picture, looking up, we were in the town directly above Positano. Montepertuso, which literally means “hole in the mountain”. There is no official name for it, however legend says God was angry and put his fist through the mountain.
A ceramic tile map of our walk
A lovely view of the sea along the way.
Looking up – this might be a view of the “Walk of the Gods”.
These sketches were done from photos after returning home.