|The view across one of the several marinas in the area.|
I am lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth and I would never leave it. I am a big follower of Miladysboudoir's blog (here) and I love the pictures she has posted up of walking in England where she lives and now Italy where she just visited.
She walks a lot. I have been loving the photos she puts up whether they are in sun or rain and she has really inspired me to get out and get to know the local area. I also dearly need the exercise.
|There are still a lot of autumn colours on the trees. This old willow had beautiful little play areas under it to have tea parties and a hide out to read.|
I always love looking in people's back yards when on trains leaving cities and going through suburbs. You learn so much about a place by looking in back yards. It was predicted to be 16 degrees C (52 F) and rain was 50%. I woke up at 6 am and it was blowing a gale and raining. I thought, "Bugger- why did I have to commit to a walk today." After letting my dogs out (the only reason I get up that early every day) they came in and we all went back to bed and set the alarm for 8:30. I woke up and the sun was out and wind had died down. It was a beautiful autumn day.
|There seemed to be flowers everywhere.|
|These birds are oyster catchers. I love their orange eyes and bills. They accessorize so well when they go out.|
|The oystercatchers had cousins down the rocks a bit and they were a different variety. Same orange eyes and beaks though.|
|More pretty flowers.|
|Another back yard had a bit of kitsch around the bird bath.|
|The end of the trail looking towards the Tasman Bridge|
They didn't think I would enjoy being with the slow turtles but I enjoyed them immensely and they had wonderful stories and adventures. Great role models I think. I'll build up to the harder walks but I wanted to get a feel for it on this first day of something new. Good fun.