Field Trips

Walk Number 2 – Commonwealth Park

In spite of a few gum trees it doesn't feel like the Australian bush.

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Commonwealth Park is manicured.  Some of the walkways are gravel, but gravel is not dirt.  Not really.  Gravel is made of dirt, but it’s manicured dirt.  The park doesn’t feel like the Australian bush, in spite of a few gums trees.

It’s very green.

I haven’t been to Commonwealth Park for years.  I drive past it at least 5 days a week, twice each day, to work and back.  If I lived near it instead of the nature reserve, perhaps I’d be more familiar with its style, more comfortable.

The walk was categorised as easy and should have taken about 45 minutes to an hour.  If, like I did, you stop and take photos, factor in more time or, like I did, shorten the circuit.

I made it home just before the rain started.

.NES Memorial.

Seated Lady

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Pond

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Sculpture - Title Unknown

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Walkers

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Two Figures and 32

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Rings

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Series Notes

I’m drawing my walking inspiration from Marion Stuart’s “Canberra’s Best Bush, Park & City Walks”, published by Woodslane Press Pty Ltd.  The book contains details of 49 walks of varying lengths and grades.  I’ll give the 7hr walk along the Murrumbidgee Corridor a miss.  There are plenty of shorter offerings that will ensure I finish off the year with a bit of activity under the soles of my shoes.

Related Posts

♦  Check out these photos from Clancy’s Track, near Mt Majura; or

♦  A stroll near Gibraltar Falls, in Namadgi National Park.

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