Extreme heatwave conditions

So much was planned for the Christmas to New Year break! Even walking off some of the over-indulgence of Christmas Day has to be postponed because of the weather. Walking is still possible but should be confined to the very early hours of the day. Unfortunately, those early hours are the ideal time to openContinue reading “Extreme heatwave conditions”

Any excuse to visit the botanic gardens

It was my Mum’s birthday. A day trip was planned … to somewhere … anywhere Mum might enjoy … and my sister asked for suggestions. When we settled upon Lucknow, I suggested a side visit to the Botanic Gardens at Orange; in part because I thought Mum would enjoy it. There was this bizarre dayContinue reading “Any excuse to visit the botanic gardens”

It was dry, but still worth the effort

It’s been two years since my last bush walk. I’m definitely out of practice … … which made the Peak Hill Gold Mining Experience an ideal place to regain my bush walking bearings. It’s well signposted and not too big, and right next to Peak Hill. I couldn’t get lost no matter how much IContinue reading “It was dry, but still worth the effort”

A walk in nature can be good for …

Sometimes, you come across an inspiring article that stays with you. Today I read one on the ABC website about walking. There are also a few links in the article to other great reads. I cannot imagine myself walking for a full day, let alone for four full days in a row. Yet, I’m intriguedContinue reading “A walk in nature can be good for …”

First Steps – The Showground Perimeter

It’s 6:30am and I’m feeling very reluctant. For my first walk, I selected a nearby block to circumnavigate. It’s a big(ish) block with a GIGANTIC hill on the far corner. It felt gigantic when I drove up it the other day. Then I realised that any location evoked a rush of reluctance. This will haveContinue reading “First Steps – The Showground Perimeter”