Tag Archives: hikes

Queen Elizabeth Park’s hiking trails

This was one of Vancouver’s best city locations for a hike. Not only were there plenty of trails away from traffic, but many were up hill. Continue reading Queen Elizabeth Park’s hiking trails

A galah spotting hike

The Whites Hill to Carindale Bikeway started opposite Brisbane’s Carindale Shopping Centre, but I avoided that starting point because of the noise of the traffic along Creek Road. Continue reading A galah spotting hike

Hiking Malcolm Lowry Trail

From North Vancouver’s Cates Park was a hiking trail that followed the shoreline where once author Malcolm Lowry lived in one of the squatters’ shacks during the 1940s. He was the author of Under the Volcano that won the Governor General’s award. I discovered two plaques dedicated to the author along the route. Continue reading Hiking Malcolm Lowry Trail

Maplewood Flats hiking trail

Located on Vancouver’s north shore, I followed this easy trail, keeping track of the direction I headed because there were no signs to direct walkers back to the exit. Continue reading Maplewood Flats hiking trail

The lure of a spirit

The Bay Trail from St Kilda to Port Melbourne was about a five kilometre trip one way. I stepped on to the trail somewhere at the midpoint and usually turned south, but that day I headed in the opposite direction. Far in the distance sat the Spirit of Tasmania and I had this urge for ages to walk right to the pier. Continue reading The lure of a spirit

Whippoorwill Point Loop

I’d already ascended from Sandy Cove, so what the heck, I thought, I might as well continue along the trail. There was no one to disturb my temporary ownership except the occasional call of a bird. Continue reading Whippoorwill Point Loop