Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Water Walking


Since the weather has steadily and uncharacteristically maintained August-type heat through June and July, and since the only time to exercise outside and not feel drained by said heat is at five-thirty before the sun comes up to sizzle in the sky and wither everything usually green to a nasty brown, the powers-that-be have provided an alternative of sorts. They call it water-walking. The pool doesn't officially open until one o'clock, but from nine until noon five days a week the older women of the town come to walk back and forth across the pool and thus exercise in comfort. Some wear hats and sunglasses; some wear shirts and shorts; some drag out matronly-looking bathing suits and an over-sized pair of water-weights. Occasionally, you'll see someone swimming across the pool, but mostly they just walk. Walk and talk. They never cease.Talk and walk. It's our answer to the plaza. Best of all. It's free. Our little town does some things right.

7 comments:

jaerose said...

How fantastic - love the image to accompany the description too..how different the world can be in even the simplest things..we just have to step outside the door to go water walking..Jae

Fear Not the Darkness but What lies Within said...

sounds like a great plan to me.Water walking is good exercise as well

A Kwee Life said...

Water walking - I love it! I love the picture, in words and photo. This is great. Thank you!

oldegg said...

This is a really great way to exercise. Being free too is a bonus. How do they ensure you don't swim as the attendants presumably not on duty then?

Altonian said...

Do you mean the local authorities have organised a helpful, free facility - WOW - couldn't happen here!

Kim Nelson said...

Sounds truly idyllic. Lucky you!
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mindlovemisery said...

That's awesome =)