|Achilles surgical scar|
I've now got a CAM (Controlled Ankle Movement) boot which allows me to put weight on that foot again and walk around, albeit in a pretty awkward fashion. Here's what the boot looks like ...
Anyway, it's great to be more mobile again. On Sunday, a few days after the boot went on, Di and I headed down to the Australian Wooden Festival for a look around. The weather has been brilliant for almost a week now so it was a very pleasant outing, although I was a bit sore after my first real foray out in the boot. The sole of the boot has a rocker sole and progress is made not with a normal gait but with a kind of rocking motion on the affected leg, hence the title of this post.
Today is another gorgeous day, so after a visit to Tas Caffé to replenish our coffee supplies we went for a stroll (Di strolled, I rocked) along the Derwent River in Glenorchy, near MONA. We would have gone a little further than our 25 minutes took us, but the end of the walkway was out of bounds due to a "highly sensitive" photoshoot that was taking place. As it turned out, that was probably enough at this stage anyway.
Here's a view looking back towards the Derwent Entertainment Centre with Mt Wellington in the background ...
|The DEC with Mt Wellington behind|