|Antony with Astrid and Soren at the back of the giant snail|
|Astrid on the giant snail|
|Morning tea break|
|Astrid in front of one of the beds of Tulips|
|Some of the lovely flowers|
Of course, October is Soren's birthday. We went out for breakfast on the actual day and then the party was on the following weekend. There were lots of youngsters in attendance.
The month had been a busy one with swimming activities, too, but I did manage to squeeze in some walking, at least.
The last weekend of the month was spent in Wodonga delivering training in Meet Manager and Team Manager. After I finished the training I set out to check out one of the many rail trails that radiate out from the city. The trails I followed were well marked and generally well maintained. Which is more than I can say for the local bird population. I was swooped and struck by a magpie which appeared to have stunned itself as it flopped onto the track a little way in front of me and just sat there while I passed.
Distance: 333km (daily average: 10.77km)
Elevation gain: 4314m (daily average: 139m)
Steps: 577764 (daily average: 18638)
The elevation gain was a very meager effort