Canberra night geowalk

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View from Red Hill

I am in Canberra tonight. I’m here to give a conference presentation tomorrow but first I had to go out exploring.

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Typical suburban street in Canberra

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.

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Even the trees are different here

Clouds rolled in over the city but didn’t drop any water on me.

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Eastern grey kangaroos

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).

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Single track in dusk

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.

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Paper daisy

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.

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5 responses to “Canberra night geowalk

  1. Thanks for the memories… I lived in Australia 44 years ago. I’m sure things have Changed a bit since then. I visited Canberra one weekend driving up from Sydney. I though Canberra was the cleanest and prettiest cities I had ever seen. I’ve been wanting to get back there some day… Thanks for the post…

    • Oh yeah, Australia would be a very changed place to how it was 44 years ago. I am 33 and I’ve seen incredible change even in the past decade.

      I like Canberra too. It’s pretty. I think it’s a bit small for me to live in but I do like to visit

  2. Love the photo of the paper daisy, it reminds me of a pattern I used to draw with my spirograph when I was young 🙂

    • Oh yeah … I see the spirograph-likeness now. That’s really cool. I will like paper daisies even more now that I see the pattern. I like that you can pick a paper daisy and it will retain its colour and shape for months … I have some in my house that I picked last summer. They are just now turning to rubbish so I might extract the seeds and plant them in the garden so I have more paper daisies this summer.

      • Yellow’s my favourite colour as it reminds me of the shining sun and the paper daisy just looks so perfect 🙂

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