Thursday, 19 March 2015

Enjoying Country in the City

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Wednesday 11th March we made another early start to avoid the heat of the midday sun.
7.30 am saw us hitting the trail, along side Kedron Brook, at Teralba Park, Michelton. This trail proved to be another wonderful find through my weekly e-mail from 'Must Do Brisbane'.
We walked 7kms return here and after a short drive to Newmarket, another 7 return along Enoggera Creek. Once or twice we had to pass along quiet, leafy, suburban streets, but for the majority of time we could quite easily imagine we were in the countryside.

Beside Kedron Brook near Teralba Park.

Some signs stated the obvious.

Others acknowledged our pioneers.

Historical posts also added to our past history.

In 2013 theYr 12 Visual Arts Students of Everton Park SHS, collaborated with the artist John Coleman to create 4 bike rack pillars along the bike way of Kedron Brook.

Bike rack in a tea cup. The cup and saucer are at the back.

 Snake in the grass.

                           Redback bike rack

  Bike wheel bike rack.

Nature's imprints broke the harshness of the concrete pathway.

Mosaic snakes, dolphins and other creatures also softened the surface.

But nature's creativity was the winner.

 Half a trunk but still surviving.

The discovery of Gerbino's Pasticceria and Bread and Butter Bakery, at Newmarket, just 50 metres from the entrance to the Banks Street Reserve, just begged us to sample their cake and coffee.

Walking along Enogerra Creek.

 Three weeks previously, this creek would well and truly have been over Laurel's head.

A magnificent old Poinciana tree, begging to be climbed.

Someone has to do it!

   Amazing open spaces in our city suburbs.

A special family moment.

This proved to be yet another fabulous walk in the great outdoors 'down under'.
Brisbane City Council is to be commended for their foresight in planning  these amazing 'green spaces' for all to enjoy. My research, since the walk, shows that a pathway of 60 kms exists from Ferny Hills, [prior to Michelton] to Redcliffe. Not all of this would be through bushland, but I think it is an awesome effort by the council.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting Kedron Brook and Enogerra Creek with me. I would love to read your comment.


  1. Beautiful series of photos, and your header is gorgeous! :)

  2. Thank you Linda for your lovely comments.

  3. I just love those bike racks! It's wonderful, isn't it, when walking tracks are provided.