We’ve never had “cabin fever” in the summer before, but the current pandemic is driving us both stir crazy. We just want to be able to hit the open road, travel, see new places, visit people, but we can’t do much more than physical distance or virtual visit with people. Exploring has been pretty much all done by bicycle, as the paths are prone to physical distancing problems.
My beloved suggested we take a trip into the city to see the setup in place for the NHL Hub city (already posted here ) and also to have a bit of a walk about through the city center and along the North Saskatchewan River to see some old familiar places and see how the construction projects were going. We often joke that Edmonton only has two seasons, winter and construction.
We agreed on a route that would take this all in and give us some exercise as well. While we had masks with us, we did not plan on going into any buildings. A few times, we had to step off the sidewalk (after checking for cars) to keep 2 meters between us and passers by, but for the most part it was not a bad saunter. Here are the photos from our 5.5 km (3.5 mile walk). It was good to get outta town.
These photos were taken on August 12, 2020.
Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
At the top of the funicular.
Construction season. No problem, as Covid keeps tourist numbers down.
Foliage and busy bees