Wednesday 29 Novemeber.
Joc recently found an article about walking in North Lakes on the north side of Brisbane. The Hungry Hikers were only five, so we met at 6.30 at our usual rendevous point at Belmont, to travel the last 35 mins together. I had to set off at 5.30 and take a circuitous route, to avoid the heavy traffic on the M1. It really has become a nightmare.
North Lakes, an urban planned development, opened in 2007. There is constant advertising of its lifestyle living, leaving me with negative feelings towards this suburb.
Our visit changed these completely. North Lakes is a totally appropriate name, as we walked beside numerous lakes of varying sizes. It is a leafy suburb, with wide shady paths, lovely parks, and landscaping using our native flora. We walked 10 km until the heat was too exhausting. Mid morning saw us sitting with a refreshing cold drink, beside the largest lake, where our car was parked.
Before setting off, Joc provided a delicious potted breakfast, coffee and a gingerbread biscuit. I'm not sure why Margot has a coat on. For sure it wasn't needed. My long sleeve shirt is light and cool, with a UPF 50+ sun rating.