Wrong turn to great discoveries

On my morning walk, I decided to take a new route.  Normally, I just meander around the neighborhoods but I decided to try the bike path.  I’ve done the bike path many times but for some reason when I hop on it, I always turned toward town.  Today, I turned the other way.  It is a beautiful path with cliffs on one side and the ocean on the other.  After about a miles and no exit in sight, I stopped a mom walking her kids.  I asked if there was a way off the bike path ahead.  Nope, she answered, not anytime soon.  I decided to keep walking the same direction.  There was a way off the bike trail eventually but by the time that happened, I was far from home.  My normal 2 mile neighborhood meander was a fast moving 6 miles.  It was a wonderful walk and I saw a beautiful section of town I hadn’t seen in years.  I’m glad I didn’t give up and turn around.