So this year – the year I turned 50 – I set myself a target to complete the 52 Hikes in 52 Weeks challenge.
I started well but dipped in the middle of the year because of work. I’m hoping I can double up a few hikes in the next few months to get me back on track. I know doubling-up defeats the purpose – taking time out each week to get out into nature – but I am keen to get to the end of the year exploring South East Queensland.
“Would you like to come for a walk? It’s not very hard.”
“It’s not very hard”. When someone tells me it’s “not hard”, I’m learning that there are different definitions of “hard” and I maybe shouldn’t trust their judgement or assessment. And it’s not just friends, it’s also with Queensland National Parks and Wildlife. I will never again believe their definition of “easy”. Continue reading Tackling the Douglas Track. My first walk in FNQ
I’ve just returned from a quick trip to Adelaide in South Australia. My first time to Adelaide and my first trip ever to SA. The taxi driver I spoke to was stunned that I’d never been to Adelaide before. “It must not be a good place” if I’d never been before? I tried to explain to him that Australia is very large and it’s common that people do not get to every state in their lifetimes. Continue reading A trip to Adelaide and a walk along the River Torrens
Today we went swimming at Uriarra Crossing which is part of the Murrumbidgee River. It was a little stoney, but the water was lovely after the tail end of the east coast heat-wave. Continue reading Swimming at Uriarra Crossing
Yesterday was hot, and today was even hotter in Brisbane. While I, in recent years have rediscovered ocean swimming (my favourite spot is Woorim Beach at Bribie), the rest of my family are 100% spoilt by the freshwater creeks of Cairns and refuse both saltwater and chlorine. Continue reading Freshwater swimming at Enoggera Reservoir
As part of my new found interest in bushwalking, today I headed out to Bunyaville Conservation Park. It’s only about 5 or so minutes from home in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. I’ve only been there a few times and that’s mostly been on kids’ school excursions.