Thursday, December 2, 2010

Meadowbrook Pond

Yesterday, my husband and I walked all the streets between NE 105th and 110th Streets from 35th Avenue NE to Sand Point Way NE plus a few streets east of Sand Point Way (mostly Durland Avenue). This pleasant walk was 5.8 miles, had us again intersecting Thornton Creek and took us through Meadowbrook Pond. The Pond area was thoughtfully created and is a sanctuary within this neighborhood. Here, we viewed wildlife, public art and neighbors enjoying the environment.

John Rogers Elementary school is within the area we walked and Nathan Hale High School and the Meadowbrook Pool and Community Center abut it. We noted quite a few potholes on Sand Point Way and a passing truck blew my hat off as we tried to navigate this sidewalk-less stretch. Many of the streets west of Sand Point Way dead-ended and a ravine seemed to wind its way through back yards giving the area a country-ish feel.

Durland Avenue, on the east side of Sand Point Way, had less vegetation, probably to take advantage of the great views of Lake Washington (especially from the northern part of Durland).

This walk was a nice way to start the day.

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