I am in Canberra tonight. I’m here to give a conference presentation tomorrow but first I had to go out exploring.
I am staying close to Capital Hill under the watchful eye of Parliament House. So I started my walk through the leafy suburb of Forrest where the roads are wide and parks plentiful.
Clouds rolled in over the city but didn’t drop any water on me.
As I walked up around Red Hill in the late evening, big kangaroos lined the trails. I phoned my partner and she told me crazy stories about zombie roos, which had me in stitches (laughing).
It was almost dark when I reached the Red Hill single tracks but I pushed on, my eyes becoming accustomed to the darkness. It felt great to get my daily dose of bush.
The paper daisies along the trail were pretty.
I reached the top of Red Hill where I enjoyed the views of Canberra’s lights. I also found three more caches after dark using my mobile phone and the moon for light.
I didn’t return to my hotel until almost 10pm after being out for about 2 hours.
Total: 7.5km walk and 5 geocaches found.