Mt Stromlo Observatory

This weekend’s walk with my camera was pre-planned. I’d booked my spot on the tour a month ago.

Mt Stromlo holds site tours every few months and they are well worth attending. They are free. There’s more standing than walking, but you get to see inside buildings normally closed to visitors. The guide was great.

The 2003 fires destroyed …

Walk Number 11 – Two Parks – Bowen and Telopea

With the rev and roar of Summernats blaring across from Exhibition Park, it was a delight this morning to cross the lake and walk through Bowen and Telopea Parks.

Beginning with the open vista from the lake’s edge, the experience changes regularly through out the walk. Bowen Park is marked by its relationship to the lake. The trees are low and densely packed in groups. Across the road, Telopea Park quickly opens out to the majestic.

There are no public sculptures here, as if that would be an insult to the trees themselves …

Walk Number 25 – Mt Majura’s Casuarina Track

Mt Majura is one of the tallest mountains in Canberra, and I’ve yet to reach the top. We call it a mountain but it is only 888 metres, apparently.

The plan this morning was to wander the lower slopes, as I’ve often done in the past. But in the light of recent writings on …

Walk Number 48 – Yerrabi Pond

. The aim is to see some new sights, take some more photos, and most importantly get some more exercise.  The pain in my foot is subsiding, gradually, with the occasional spike from time to time. The aim of this year was to get more out of my exercise, but it’s been a disappointing effort. Continue reading “Walk Number 48 – Yerrabi Pond”