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flowers and fences

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The beginning of Phase 4 !  My exercise scheme of virtual biking is paying off.  After going 385 minutes (67.8 km) on my stationary bike in Phases 1, 2 and 3, I have lost weight, I feel stronger and I have more walking stamina.  I am looking forward to my progress in Phase 4.  I am also going to try to make my trip more interesting for you, my reader.

Logbook 4-1

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Day 4-1 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Maps)

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Interesting views along the route on my first day of Phase 4 included a young hardwood plantation…

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plantation

a plantation of trees (image from Street View)

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and a fence made of woven grasses…

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hay fence

hay fence … appears to be made from grasses ‘sewn’ together (image from Street View)

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Best view:  a pot of blue flowers perched on a fence in Magné…

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'blue flowers'

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Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

March 27, 2013 at 7:32 am

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  1. I think this is my favorite leg of the journey so far. I love the fence and the tree plantation. Congratulations on the improvements in your health! 🙂

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    Robin

    April 5, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    • Hi Robin. I hope I am getting better at reporting my journey. Thanks for following along. I know you have an incentive for exercise as well (saving for a reward item). Every little bit helps! Jane

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      jane tims

      April 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm

  2. Nice job on the graphics display Jane and of course your drawing as well. The hay fence is veeeery interesting indeed. – Denis

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    JD

    March 27, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    • Hi. I thought the graphic would be a good way of repeating explanatory information. I think the hay fence is also available in Canada. They use something similar here as a way of crossing wet areas during construction, to prevent soil disturbance and erosion. Jane

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      jane tims

      March 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm

  3. The hay fence is very interesting – I wonder if it is less expensive to make one than to buy a ready-made fence. To see some blue flowers would be such a treat right now!

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    Barbara Rodgers

    March 27, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    • Hi. I have certainly seen some elaborate fences and walls along the way, made of stone, brick, wood and metal. This is the simplest fence of all. I agree that flowers would be most welcome. Our snow is going quickly, but the plants are still covered. Jane

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      jane tims

      March 27, 2013 at 2:31 pm


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