Showing posts with label walking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label walking. Show all posts

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Mt Wilson Festival, Mt Wilson, NSW

On_April 26th, the leafy village of Mt Wilson hosted a festival to raise money for improvements to the village hall. Stalls selling local products, along with a good old fashioned sausage sizzle were located in the grounds of the village hall. As usual, the gardens of Mt Wilson were opened, filled with coloured maple trees. Attendance on the day seemed to exceed expectations of the organisers - the sausage sizzle stall ran out of sausages by the time we were ready for lunch!

Monday, 28 January 2013

Blue Mountains Walk on Australia Day

Did you all have a good Australia Day? Did anyone indulge in some fairy bread? A sausage sizzle at Bunnings? Vegemite on toast with cheese? Lamb? My Australia consisted of undertaking my favourite form of caveman exercise; walking. I had the pleasure of walking in the Blue Mountains National Park in Glenbrook, 60km west of Sydney city. If you're after a Bikram yoga sweat without actually going to a Bikram Yoga studio, this walk is one for you.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

The Heysen Trail, a picnic and the German Arms Hotel, Hahndorf

The other week my eating and walking companion, Alan and I ate and walked our way around Hahndorf. We arrived in Hahndorf and headed off on the Heysen Trail to Bridgewater. It was through this walk that we would earn ourselves a German feast for tea. The 1,200km Heysen Trail stretches from the coast at Cape Jervis in the south to the Flinders Ranges in the north. It passes through some very picturesque areas including native bushland, gorges, pine forests, vineyards and historic towns. The entire trail would take between 50 and 60 days to complete. The Friends of the Heysen Trail group offer a walking program in which you can complete the whole walk over a series of sixty walks over six years.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Black Star Pastry, Newtown

Newtown at 09:30 on a Friday....very quiet.... I was expecting something...instead I walked along King Street in one direction, peeked into shop windows, reached the end of the street and turned back, noting many signs on shop doors informing me they open at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30..... The goal of my Newtown visit was to try the ricotta cheesecake at Gigi...until I read in my 'Urban Walkabout' guide that it opens at 18:00. So..... (you need to say this 'so' in the way you say it when you have nothing to do/when you realise you have absolutely nothing in common with someone and wish to end whatever sort of relationship you have with them)