I finally managed to join my hiking buddies again.
Today we met at Seaton Trail in Pickering which surprise, surprise is only a five-minute drive from my house. I had no idea we had a trail so close by. I will definitely make use of this again.
There's something very calming and tranquil of walking in the forest surrounded by trees. Yesterday, I walked for about two hours in my neighborhood and while it was enjoyable, it does not compare to a nature walk.
There are no sounds from the nearby city. All one can hear is birds chirping in the distance, the two dogs running loops around us hikers; and the crunching sound of dried leaves being stepped upon. I wish I could bottle "this feeling" and save it for late.