I went over to the Hennepin Canal Museum area and did a short, sloooowwww bike ride. I didn't want to take too much out of myself.
My favorite bridges are the railroad bridges that cross over the canal, so I headed to bridge #4. I haven't been here for quite some time.
I decided to ride instead of walk. I tried a bit of a hike yesterday and felt pretty crappy when I got back. The bike was perfect. I just kept it in granny gear and kept it at about 2 mph:)
Once at the bridge, I wanted to go up top to get some photos. I love black and white photos of old bridges. I like how these came out.
I could see something on the tracks on the other side, so I crossed the bridge. The sight was not a good one:(
Opossums were lying everywhere. There were actually four carcasses of varying ages lying around. All four were in the same spot. I missed the best shot of the day shortly after this. When I was done inspecting the carnage, I was going back to cross over the railroad bridge. I took one look back and a coyote was sprinting down the center of the tracks headed right for me! I was so surprised, I didn't even think to raise my camera! That would have made an awesome photo, but as I finally decided to raise the camera, he bolted off the tracks and into the trees. I'm pretty sure he was planning to scavenge a meal.
On the way back I did find some living wildlife. A lone goose was hanging out on the ice and didn't seem to startled by me.
It was also nice to see a living opossum on this little trip. This was a young one!
By the time I got back home, I was pretty worn out, but felt better that I got some blood circulating! Finally. I hate lying around.