walking Keen Road

The weekend just passed was very springlike with warm temperatures, sunshine and blue skies. Suzanne wanted take us for a poodlewalk along Keen Rd last night, but we left it a bit late to start our and so we didn’t get all that far along the road. It runs over a hill between two valleys–Back Valley and Inman Valley. Unlike some of the country roads in the area Keen Rd has roadside vegetation.

Keen Rd is a section of the Heysen Trail in Waitpinga that she had walked with her group a month or so ago. Most of the Heyesen Trail in the Fleurieu Peninsula region is through conservation parks or farmland and these are off-limits for walking the poodles. We are basically left with country roads to walk along and when we do, we cross our fingers and hope that there there is little traffic in the late afternoon.

Keen Rd, Waitpinga
Keen Rd, Waitpinga

Unlike some of the country roads in the area Keen Rd has roadside vegetation. There was little car traffic last night apart from a truck carrying bales of hay from one paddock to the next. It left trails of dust that hung in the air for some time because the air was still— the coastal wind had died.

Unlike some of the country roads in the area Keen Rd has roadside vegetation.I trailed behind the others taking photos:

2 trunks, Keen Rd
2 trunks, Keen Rd

They had to keep waiting for me to catch up so that we could walk together. That is the reason I don’t join Suzanne on her various Heysen Trail walks—I would be more interested in taking photos than walk from A to B quickly. The walking group would become very exasperated with me very quickly.

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