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A walk along the historic Stock Route in Kensington

Saturday 29 May 2021. On the first Saturday of Melbourne’s fourth lockdown we decided to walk to the former Newmarket Saleyards and Abattoirs precinct in Kensington, now redeveloped as Lynch’s Bridge and Kensington Banks respectively. An old stock route, along which cattle and sheep were led between the saleyards and the abattoirs, continues to wind […]

A walk to the Tower, Point Cook Coastal Park

Sunday 23 May 2021. It was a lovely sunny Sunday and time once again to visit Point Cook Coastal Park. We set off along Geelong Road and were soon pulling into the carpark in front of the old Point Cook Homestead. Today we intended walking to the Tower, a viewing platform located on the southern […]

A ramble through Footscray Park

Monday 17 May 2021. I have passed through lovely Footscray Park, with its flowerbeds and shady paths, Wisteria Arbour and duckponds, playgrounds and recreational areas, scores of times over the years – generally en route to the Maribyrnong River Trail, sometimes to take the children to visit the ducks or the playgrounds. Rarely, though, have […]


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