Walking in Canberra
This past weekend was the first since we arrived here that Cat and I were able spend together doing whatever we felt like. Up until now we’ve generally had something to do related to getting ourselves sorted here. It was also a 3-day weekend as it was a public holiday yesterday (Monday) to celebrate Canberra day. So we decided to do a bit of walking as Canberra really is spoilt for choice in that department.
On Saturday we decided to walk up Mt. Taylor as, being our (sur)name-sake Mt. we figured it was the best place to start. It was a lovely day to do so and the view from that top was stunning. The most amazing thing I find about Canberra is that so much of it seems hidden by trees that, even from such a vantage point, you wouldn’t know a city was there. We also met a lovely couple who gave us a few tips on where to watch next weekend’s Skyfire event and a few other things besides. The rest of the day was spent meeting a couple who moved out here to Canberra a week or so after us up at Lake Ginninderra. It was a great way to round off the day and that was only the start of the weekend!
Sunday was spent packing up a temp accommodation during the day and the watching the Canberra Symphonic Orchestra play some well known tunes from movies at the Symphony in the Park. It was one of the few open air concerts I’ve ever attended and as we got there rather early we got a pretty decent spot for the event. Afterwards we popped back to pick our stuff up and the moved in full-time to our house in Isaacs. This also now means we’re only waiting on two things to happen. The first, which happens Thursday, is the turning on of our Internet connection and the second, which will happen sometime in the next month or so, is the arrival of our container. Once those two things happen we’ll be properly settled.
On to Monday then and we decided, after purchasing some new walking shoes the day before, that we’d go for a walk in the Namadgi National Park. When we got there we asked what walks were open as some were still closed after the heavy rains/flooding. We were given a selection and in the end decided to give Mt. Tennent a shot. The weather, for us, was perfect for walking as it wan’ts too hot as to be too difficult. It was also clear by the time we got to the top, after a cloudy start, so that we were able to enjoy the stunning views. The picture for this post is of me in front of the rest of Namadgi and I can’t wait to climb up more. The thing I love is that this National park is only 25-30mins away from where we live, lucky doesn’t quite cover it! Less to say that one extra bonus of losing weight and getting fit is the fact that I now feel like joining in with Cati and the walks she wants to do and I can see us spending more time together on weekends enjoying everything that Canberra has to offer walking wise.