Sunday evening we were surprised and delighted with the arrival of a cool change, ushered in via gale force winds. Best of all, the humidity is now negligible.
Both The Hungry Hikers and the Gaiter Girls have tried to adapt to these hot, muggy conditions.
The Hungry Hikers have opted for late afternoon walks, starting about 5pm.
Week 1 - 10 km Wynnum foreshore and wetlands.
Week 2 - 10km Brisbane River circuit and picnic tea at Wilson's Lookout.
Sunset over the city from the lookout.
Week 3 - Southport to Surfer's Paradise, returning on the new light rail tram.
The Broadwater at Southport.
The tranquillity of Main Beach.
After our first walk was cancelled because of severe thunderstorms and heavy rain, The Gaiter Girls decided on early starts, that saw us walking in the mountains by 7am.
Week 1 - coping with the rain.
Week 2 - Lower Ballanjui Falls and Bellbird Circuit, Binna Burra. [13km]
Week 3 - Return to the Coomera Circuit, Binna Burra, showcasing our magnificent rainforest to an English visitor. [20kms]
There was a wondrous abundance of waterfalls, creek crossings, sounds and smells of the bush. Mother Nature even produced a Gum-leaf Katyid, lizards, a few Pademelons and a black snake.
Setting off at 7am.