Sunday 12 September 2021. We’ve been very quiet of late, given Melbourne’s interminable sixth lockdown, but recently we did manage to visit Quarry Park in Footscray. Opened in 2019 and formerly the site of a quarry and then a rubbish dump, Quarry Park lies between Farnsworth Ave and Edgewater and extends from the top of […]
Friday 2 July 2021. For our final daytrip of the recent school holidays we drove to Aireys Inlet, a charming coastal township thirty kilometres west of Torquay along the spectacular Great Ocean Road, and home of local landmark Split Point Lighthouse. We planned to take the clifftops walk to Sunnymeade Beach. We arrived at Aireys […]
Wednesday 30 June 2021. Steiglitz is almost a ghost town. Located within the Steiglitz Historic Park, an area administered by Parks Victoria, and surrounded by the Brisbane Ranges National Park on three sides, the former goldmining town, really just a hamlet now, can count a population of around 50. By contrast, in the 1860s, when […]
With yet another lockdown in Melbourne, I’ve taken the opportunity to rework some older posts. I hope you enjoy them.
Monday 6 January 2020. On a cold and overcast day in early January 2020 we walked through the ancient and mysterious Stonehenge Landscape, broadly following National Trust’s ‘Circular route from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge’. It was a walk we had been keenly anticipating for many months. ‘Stonehenge Landscape’ refers to the estate, owned and managed […]
Thursday 2 January 2020. On a cold and overcast winter’s day we visited the village of Avebury, situated on the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire. The village is partly contained within an enormous Neolithic henge also known as Avebury, a remarkable, awe-inspiring monument dating to around 2,800 BCE. The henge – an earthen embankment with an […]
Friday 13 December 2019. The snow had stopped falling the previous day, but plenty still lay on the ground as we stepped out of our apartment in Absam, a village immediately north of the medieval town of Hall in Tirol, on a cold mid-December morning. We had decided to walk to the Romedikirchl, a Catholic […]