It was good to be home. To celebrate I did the 6km walk from home to the top of Mt Arawang and back.
On Wednesday 17 I did not have PT so ended up doing an early morning Mt Taylor circuit and climb. There was an abundance of plants in bloom throughout the reserve.
Over the next couple of days I managed to get in a number of other walks including a walk from Duffy home along Cooleman Ridge.
On Saturday Nic suggested that we all go out for a walk around Lake Tuggeranong with a picnic. We met near the library at the town centre and headed off with Soren in his stroller and Astrid on foot.
|Picnic beside Lake Tuggeranong (l to r) Trevor, Astrid and Nic with Soren|
After farewelling the Duffy crowd I walked home.
The next day (Sunday 21) I had a hairdressers appointment at Woden and once again enjoyed walking through the Taylor reserve with its gorgeous array of plants in bloom.
Tuesdays continue to be Astrid's regular day to visit us. We quite often walk to the Village to get supplies for lunch, dinner or baking. The 23rd was no exception. Off we went and were confronted by a fence blocking our path so had to skirt around the ovals rather than walk along the path between two of them. Why a fence? If there had been notifications of work on the ovals they had to have been posted while we were away. There were no notices to be seen. Astrid and I tracked down some of the people putting up the fence and were told that that it was for work on the ovals. We did eventually establish that the irrigation systems were being upgraded. [The fence is still up on two of the ovals at the end of December]
Along with my regular routes (between home and the Tuggeranong Town Centre, Woden and Cooleman Court as well as Mt Arawang and Mt Taylor climbs and my night favorite of Marconi Crescent) there are loads of walks within Kambah. I took advantage of this to do a longish evening walk on Thursday 25 after I got home from my session at the Family History Centre.
On Saturday 27 Trevor and I lunched at the National Library. I then walked home via Woden with a climb to the top of Mt Taylor included. Total distance: 19.35km. Below is a selection of the sculptures that I passed on this walk.
|Outside the Treasury Building|
|The Prime Minister walking to Parliament House|
|Not sure of the location of these rocks|
|Sculpture in the Town Square at Woden|
There had been a fair bit of rain while we were away and the countryside was a lovely green.
Walking: 295km at an average of 9.84km per day
Elevation gain: 5237m (daily average: 175m)
Steps: 559432 (daily average: 18648)