We are having a really late Spring, my cherry tree which blooms in April is just getting top blossoms now. But, I couldn't resist putting some miles on such a great day.
It turned out to be one of those weird days - road construction (we have to ride a few blocks through the neighborhood to get to the trails) but a good opportunity to work through Hercules' fear of new/scary things. Once on the trail, the nearby Army base began heavy artillery training. Walk, walk, ka-WHOOOMP!! Herc jumps but keeps it together. Walk a little more and a ka-WHOOOMP so strong we could both feel the vibrations. A little more dancing but we're moving forward. Then a bicycle approaches and Herc shies away (the first time since last year) but I knew he just had the jitters. We trotted to burn off some stress. We make it to the water fall, it's one of our favorite places. Lots of shade trees and the trail actually goes over the water to join the main branch that has a beautiful water fall.
His face looks so worried
I got off and tried to capture a better picture of Hercules, but he was just not in the mood to relax. So I get back on and we head home. He's just a bundle of nerves and his back felt "twitchy", he spooked at people walking, a squirrel climbing up a tree... just one of those off days.
So we only logged about 7 miles and we were both really glad to be back home. Poor guy, I really wanted it to be a relaxing day but the energy was off. Oh well, if it were all smooth and predictable it would be boring. Hope everyone else had a great day :)