Lens-Artists Challenge #163 – Keep Walking

Funny that I stumbled upon this weeks theme as I just returned home from a longer than usual walk at a newly discovered park. But I didn’t take many photos today as I was just enjoying the scenery and solitude. The first 3 images are from my walk today.

I go for hikes and walks often so I’m always searching for new scenery. Currently I’m restricted (COVID lockdown) to within 5k of my home and about half of that area is the ocean. But regardless, I keep walking wherever I can.

Usually I like to hike the headlands of the Northern Beaches. My phone images below are nearby places where I can still go. But there are so many more that I’m missing as my favorite views are too far right now.

And sometimes I just take a leisurly stroll on the beach, although recently it’s been very crowded at the beach. With so many people unable to go to work, and kids doing school at home, everyone takes advantage of the “going out for exercise” exception to lockdown.

I don’t blame them either because I do the same. It’s our only coping mechinism after two and a half months in lockdown and another month to go. We have to get to a 70% vaccination rate before restrictions will ease up.

Thanks to Amy for hosting this week’s challenge. If you want to participate by sharing your walking discoveries and photos on trails, streets, gardens, neighborhoods… Remember to link your post to Amy’s original, and use the Lens-Artists Tag to help others find you.

The next Lens-Artist’s photo challenge (#164) will be hosted by Sofia Alves on September 4th. Her theme is “Looking Up/Down”. Be sure to look out for it.

12 replies to “Lens-Artists Challenge #163 – Keep Walking

  1. I enjoyed your walk through your beautiful photos, Cheryl. I, too, love your wide angle shots.
    Sorry for being late to respond, somehow I missed seeing you link, but found you through the WP Reader. 🙂

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      1. Well, they are BIG. You can’t see the whole photo in a single screen, but I like the detail and scrolling to look at it. When I’m viewing I usually zoom on really good photos, to see more detail.

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  2. Beautiful images from a beautiful country! Blue skies and the blue ocean. You still have covid restrictions, I know, but at least you can walk the beaches. I went back to see your about page – and found i had written there in 2014, admiring your writing. Things have happened since then – and life changes. I admire you.

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    1. Thank you, Leya. Yes I remember you from the past when I was posting more often. I stopped for awhile when my husband got sick. It was actually one of your Lens-Artists posts that made me decide to update this site and start posting my photography again.


  3. Cheryl, I was pulled into your beautiful and peaceful beach scenes. It looks so different from the beaches in New Jersey. I suddenly find myself inspired to push away from the keyboard, take a day off from work and head down the shore (New Jersey). I’ll have to wait for another day.

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I love living in this beautiful place and I wish everyone could experience it. The pictures are only half as good as the real thing because in life you hear the sounds of nature, feel the warmth and cool breeze, and smell the salty sea. I hope you have beautiful experiences at your beach when you get there.


  4. Found myself wondering about you after this one Cheryl. Checked out your “about” page and your link to your husband. My sincere sympathies for your loss. I admire your attitude and hope your soul and spirit are healing with time. Hopefully your Covid restrictions will end soon although I must say if you’re restricted to 5km you surely have some amazing scenery close by! Thanks for joining us on Lens-Artists – happy to have you with us.


    1. Thank you Tina for your kind words and for taking the time to check out my husband’s memorial. I am fortunate and grateful that God put me in this beautiful country where I can feel close to my husband’s heart even though he’s gone.

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