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Eastern Grey Kangaroos at Woodlands


Well, only 6 of the 42 Melbourne walks left to do, with the book due to Woodslane publishers at the end of this month.  Lots to write up and map, but will almost be sad to finish them – as what a great excuse to get out for the day without feeling guilty!  Have found some wonderful hidden treasures and surprises over the last year in developing these walks – areas I would never have come across in Melbourne otherwise. Did a lovely walk around Woodlands Historic Park last week with my son, catching the last of the autumn sunshine before the weather closed in.  Encountered huge mobs of eastern grey kangaroos – literally hundreds of them – and amazingly all within coo-ee of Tullamarine airport!!

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Part of the 17th Sydney Biennale, Roxy Paine's 'Neuron' (2010) outside the Museum of Contemporary Art on Sydney's Circular Quay.


A great excuse for an urban ramble yesterday when we arrived in Sydney and needed to stretch our legs.  So different to walking in Melbourne, with all those stairs around the Rocks! Parked at Manly Wharf in North Sydney and caught the wonderful old Manly Ferry across the Harbour to Circular Quay.  Probably among the most scenic commuter transport in the world – and the kids really enjoyed riding the big swells coming in through the Heads!  Spent a wonderful afternoon wandering up and down the historic streets and staircases of the Rocks and enjoying the street art and the Rock’s markets.  Ended up at the Museum of Contemporary Art where the whole family enjoyed the art on show there which is part of the 17th Sydney Biennale.  Only regret was we didn’t have time to take the free ferry around to newly opened Cockatoo Island, an old convict-built prison and dock complex in the middle of the Harbour.  It’s now open for the public to explore and a unique exhibition site for another 56 of this year’s Biennale’s artists.  The Biennale’s website includes free art walk guides to download: www.biennaleofsydney.com.au

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