Actually, it was 10.2 kilometres, round trip.
Am stiff, sore, and my bad hip is worse than it has ever been. It began grinding something fierce when I was about two-thirds of the way there.
No matter. Am happy as a clam on a sandy beach.
ReUseIt network, for a pair of gently used women's size 7 Sauconys. Original price for these high-quality runners was $119, plus tax.
So I walked that long distance because: i) the bus doesn't go that far, ii) I'd only a $20 bill; no change for the required exact fare, iii) I was loathe to spend money for bus fare anyway, and iv) the return bus wouldn't be by until three hours later.
Standing is worse for my back than walking, so using the bus seemed rather pointless. (As it happens, few Cowichan Transit stops have benches, let alone shelters.)
The choice, therefore, reduced to walking that ten kilometres or missing out on a free pair of Sauconys. I walked.
When I got there, I found the shoes under the carport, where the woman said she'd leave them for me. They were still in their original box.
My ten-year-old runners, the ones with great slashes across both soles, are by the door, ready for the trash bin. Only the shoe laces have been saved.