This week, someone suggested a new route for a walk - going through the pedestrian tunnel that passes under the River Clyde. I was curious - having, in the past, been told very clearly not to go there, because it wasn't safe.
So here I was, about to walk somewhere new, not too far away from the familiar streets of home.
The tunnel is well lit, and well maintained. It is also estimated at a ten minute walk - five down hill, five up hill - being something like 700m long.
As I yomped along the pedestrian path - separated from the cycle routhe by a strong barrier - I passed three people coming th eother way (it isn't really wide enough, someone has to flatten against the wall/barrier), whilst following two who were some distance ahead of me.
Emerging into the sunlight, I walked back parallel to the river, even discovering a new bit of river-side pathway to explore when it is less slippery underfoot. And I saw familiar landmarks from different angles - the backs of buildings, thenetrances to car parks, and so on.
So, taking the tunnel walk was a good experience, and one I would repeat, at least in the middle of the day. I noticed there is an intercom control, which I believe allows access to be regulated, and there is CCTV at each end, so I guess someone would notice if you didn't eventaully emerge!
I am missing my long, early morning walks, it has to be acknowledged, but it is good to get out and make the most of what is on my doorstep.