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Virtual Camino Backyard trails...my today's walk, where are you walking?

Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 & 2019) Camino Portuguese (2016) - debating one more (2024)
This time last year I was starting the last month of my five-month Camino training regime. This year I've started recapturing that journey in a weekly blog series. Today, I had an overwhelming urge to be back under the sky, feel the breeze on my skin, and walk one of those roller coaster-like tracks. I chose this beautiful coastal walk, part of New Zealand's Te Araroa route. No Buen Camino's but lots of Good Mornings. I went out of the blocks to quickly, but it was a fun walk. And, oh so good for my soul.IMG_0086.JPG
 

kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2012
CP 2015
St Olavs Norway 2016
88T Japan 2017
PWC/VF 2019
Israel 2020 X
Wales CP 21?
KK?
VdlP?
My favourite walk from home is up Cataract Gorge (Launceston, Tasmania).
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We're very lucky to have such a beautiful, natural asset just minutes walk from the CBD. It's treasured by locals & popular with visitors. Apart from bushwalks in the vicinity, The Basin area has lovely gardens, picnic grounds, seasonal swimming pools, a chairlift & the famous suspension bridge (a good place to challenge my balance disorder!).
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I always feel compelled to hug my favourite tree...a heritage listed giant sequoia.
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Cataract Gorge is a gem & a world away from it's urban doorstep.
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Thank goodness for it!
👣 🌏
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 & 2019) Camino Portuguese (2016) - debating one more (2024)
My favourite walk from home is up Cataract Gorge (Launceston, Tasmania).
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We're very lucky to have such a beautiful, natural asset just minutes walk from the CBD. It's treasured by locals & popular with visitors. Apart from bushwalks in the vicinity, The Basin area has lovely gardens, picnic grounds, seasonal swimming pools, a chairlift & the famous suspension bridge (a good place to challenge my balance disorder!).
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I always feel compelled to hug my favourite tree...a heritage listed giant sequoia.
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Cataract Gorge is a gem & a world away from it's urban doorstep.
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Thank goodness for it!
👣 🌏
The scenery is amazing Kazrobbo. My Camino family and I were going to Italy next year to walk the Via Francigena. We've been discussing going to Tasmania instead. If we get a travel bridge between Tasmania and New Zealand I will be voting for this walk - thank you.
 

kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2012
CP 2015
St Olavs Norway 2016
88T Japan 2017
PWC/VF 2019
Israel 2020 X
Wales CP 21?
KK?
VdlP?
The scenery is amazing Kazrobbo. My Camino family and I were going to Italy next year to walk the Via Francigena. We've been discussing going to Tasmania instead. If we get a travel bridge between Tasmania and New Zealand I will be voting for this walk - thank you.
Good luck w either of your plans @Artful-Chick. I combined the PWC & VF to walk London to Rome last year..seems almost unbelievable now.
Tassie isn't a bad consolation prize though 🤗 ...I'd be happy to help with any info for whichever of your plans eventuates!
👣 🌏
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 & 2019) Camino Portuguese (2016) - debating one more (2024)
Good luck w either of your plans @Artful-Chick. I combined the PWC & VF to walk London to Rome last year..seems almost unbelievable now.
Tassie isn't a bad consolation prize though 🤗 ...I'd be happy to help with any info for whichever of your plans eventuates!
👣 🌏
Thank you Kazrobbo, appreciate the offer.
 

malingerer

samarkand
Camino(s) past & future
cf (2), de la plata, cp. (2003 -2018)
Thank you Kazrobbo, appreciate the offer.
living in the flatlands of England I go green with envy at these posts! I will now trudge into town, do two laps of Tesco's supermarket, have a coffee and bus home. I will then hang from the ceiling and get a new perspective on life, the universe and my chili plants ! :)

Much as you are rubbing salt in my wounds, kindly keep up with the photos. They are brilliant!

samarkand.
 

kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2012
CP 2015
St Olavs Norway 2016
88T Japan 2017
PWC/VF 2019
Israel 2020 X
Wales CP 21?
KK?
VdlP?
living in the flatlands of England I go green with envy at these posts! I will now trudge into town, do two laps of Tesco's supermarket, have a coffee and bus home. I will then hang from the ceiling and get a new perspective on life, the universe and my chili plants ! :)

Much as you are rubbing salt in my wounds, kindly keep up with the photos. They are brilliant!

samarkand.
😄 Don't worry @malingerer, I have to walk a few blocks of Ugly Urban to start with...
but then its...
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a boardwalk along the river, a marina &...
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Oh..sorry...this was supposed to be helping you feel better! 😇
I hope Tesco had some good specials at least... 🤭
Hang in there 🤗
👣 🌏
 

Galloglaigh

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Lycra tribe.
CF (2017/8), VF (2018/9), Old Way (2020), VFnS (2020), CP (rebooked) (2021), VdT (ToDo)
Didn't Escape from the City cover Launceston.
 

kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2012
CP 2015
St Olavs Norway 2016
88T Japan 2017
PWC/VF 2019
Israel 2020 X
Wales CP 21?
KK?
VdlP?
Didn't Escape from the City cover Launceston.
I'm not aware of an 'Escape from the City' episode covering Launy...but I'm impressed you know the program being on the other side of the world & all!
There was however, an episode of 'Grand Designs Australia' set here so maybe that's what you're thinking of.
As an aside @Artful-Chick (& @VNwalking) ...I always watch GD NZ to marvel at your stunning landscapes.
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 & 2019) Camino Portuguese (2016) - debating one more (2024)
living in the flatlands of England I go green with envy at these posts! I will now trudge into town, do two laps of Tesco's supermarket, have a coffee and bus home. I will then hang from the ceiling and get a new perspective on life, the universe and my chili plants ! :)

Much as you are rubbing salt in my wounds, kindly keep up with the photos. They are brilliant!

samarkand.
Malingere, I lived in England for 5 years so understand where your coming from. I was often homesick and longing for high skies, so will do my best to load up some photos from my walks.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 & 2019) Camino Portuguese (2016) - debating one more (2024)
Two weeks ago when I started this thread, discounting the almost closed border to NZ, we had lots of freedom. A week ago, Auckland, the city where I live went into what we call Level 3 lockdown last Wednesday due to our first resurgence of COVID-19. The outbreak is minuscule compared to what other countries are experiencing but I think our remoteness and our pre-election state has heightened our fears and kindness has been replaced by conspiracy theories.
Level 3, thankfully means we can still walk, just locally. I live on a Point as we have limited resources here I count the next Point as my backyard. Yesterday, I walked up the steep hill to Birkenhead Point, down to the ferry terminal then through the bush track. I've been continuing my weekly post on my 2019 Camino Frances journey; my feet and heart longing to walk in wide-open spaces. I am though lucky to be able to mix up my daily walks...here's a couple of pics - for those homesick Kiwis on this forum.IMG_0115.JPGIMG_0108.JPG
 

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