Saturday, December 12, 2009

December 12, 2009 - Barry the Goose!

well, it was a fairly calm day here in St. John's, which meant it was nice running conditions. I ventured through the snow and ran all the way to Quidi Vidi lake, where i had a visit with Barry the Goose and his many duckie friends. Here are a few pics that i took down there last winter. The scenes this year aren't very different, as there continues to be a large flock of birds who enjoy being fed. In addition to ducks, there are also pigeons and sea gulls. Legend has it that the goose was once a pet that was abandoned by its owner. It has been down there as long as i have lived here. He is very friendly and will eat out of your hand. He's also very vocal with his famous honking noise! I have given him the name of Barry in honor of a good friend of mine who likes animals. Visiting this goose always makes for a fun afternoon.

The run back home went well, so that gives me another 11k to add to the totals. I am planning another evening run tonight, which should take me over 100k for the second week in a row. The knee was pretty good this afternoon, only acting up twice.


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