I often go for a ride with my bicycle, and so I did today. I went to the nearby lake and chilled there for a bit. Then, on my way home I saw a tower on a hill on the edge of my city and was thinking how I never visited that place. I had in mind, when I get home, to look up on google maps how to get to that place so I can explore that location too. And then a thought occurred – it is all a game. In the spirit of the game, let’s do something spontaneous, let’s turn around and head over there. I don’t know the way up to there, but I’ll explore, as exploring is exciting and is part of the new game I decided to play. Otherwise, my old me wouldn’t approve the idea, as he didn’t liked to go out of the comfort zone. You don’t know the route – you don’t go there; he’d said. But he is not around anymore, so I don’t have to act like he’d want me to. I’m not going home, I’m going to discover the place. Here and now, my new me.
(Tower on a hill – my new destination)
The way to the bottom of the hill I found with ease, but then I encountered some small orientation problems, because I couldn’t see the tower anymore from all the trees that were covering the view. So I had to choose the way relying on my feelings.
I got to the crossroad and I had to choose between the road to the left and road to the right. Both equally step. I chose one going to the right. It was quite a high climb, and there’s a nice view of the surroundings, but also the road turns into a grassy way which is clearly not the way to the tower. Turning around and descending back to the crossroad.
(Nice view of the surroundings)
(Start of the grassy path, time to turn around)
The road to the left. I’m climbing high again, and soon there is that beautiful panoramic view again. This road on the end turns into a single trail through the woods, which also doesn’t seem to be way to the tower. But since we’re here already, and the trail seems nice, let’s continue, see where it goes.
After some time, the trail gets to a clearing – shade from the trees, new and clean benches, forest around with birds singing, high hill with beautiful view. And no soul around. Maybe I haven’t found the tower, but I found heaven instead. With both hands I take this discovery and I sit on the bench, just relaxing, listening to the sounds of nature. Today, the game that I decided to play got me to a beautiful place. It was more than worty to play.
(The clearing at the end of single trail, chillax for me and my bike :))