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Walk from Lake Burley Griffin to Mount Ainslie

Chilly at Lake Burley Griffin

Chilly at Lake Burley Griffin

I’m finally home from two weeks in the Americas. To celebrate my return, my husband and I today spent the day, after attending our children’s school assembly, walking from Black Mountain Peninsula around Lake Burley Griffin. There was a chilly breeze taking the apparent temperature below 5C so we eventually became so cold that we sought refuge away from the lake. We walked up ANZAC Parade past memorials to the armed conflicts in which Australia has participated.

20140813_112145_blogWe could see a sandstone church spire from the road and we got to thinking that if we were anywhere else in the world we would go and investigate, so we entered the church grounds, passed through the cemetery and admired the beautiful yellow sandstone on the outside of the church. We could see gorgeous stained glass windows inside the church and were delighted to find a sign on the door encouraging us to enter. The windows were delightful to behold with the sunshine streaming through them. The wooden vaulted ceilings were lovely and I was reminded of the historical novel Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett that chronicles the building of a cathedral.

Church of St John the Baptist

Church of St John the Baptist

20140813_111258_blog 20140813_111521_blogWe continued up Mount Ainslie then passed around the back to the North East and took a dirt track that we haven’t walked along before. This took us to the back of Mount Majura Winery. We scouted for a path down to the winery but were unable to find one so we headed back to the city where I picked up a gift, that I had ordered for my husband’s birthday, before we returned to our car.

Mount Majura Winery

Mount Majura Winery

It's wattle time again

It’s wattle time again

It was our 2nd longest walk so far this year but more challenging than the longest because of the small mountain.

Output from My Tracks App

Output from My Tracks App

Output from My Tracks App

Output from My Tracks App

Output from My Tracks App with Google Earth image

Output from My Tracks App with Google Earth image

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2 comments on “Walk from Lake Burley Griffin to Mount Ainslie

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