Mostly this week I’m preparing for my VERY BIG hike next week. (Not too late to donate: www.everydayhero.com.au/eithne - non-Australian credit cards accepted!) Happily, Sunday was a beautiful day so a friend and I went for a long walk to warm up my walking muscles.
We took the 96 tram out to Brunswick, all the way to the end of the line. Crossed the road to get to Ceres, an environmental co-op where you can, among other things, learn how to fix your bike, have a ginger beer and admire the range of huts and pavilions from all over the world.
From Ceres, we set off along the Merri Creek trail.
According to various people we asked, the distance to the city was anywhere from 20km to 4km (we figured it was more like 8 or 9, since it took just over two hours to walk).
It was beautiful: green and lushy and smelling of herbs and flowers.
So here’s hoping for sunshine next week.