Lake Burley Griffin, Eastern Basin   Leave a comment

Sunday, 20th May 2012

Woke up at 9:15! So much for an early start and on our way by ten. So it was gone eleven by the time Gail and I left a sleeping Ciara in the apartment and set off for our planned walk round the eastern basin of Lake Burley Griffin. When we arrived at our start off point, we discovered that the Old Bus Depot on Wentworth Drive, Kingston was packed with shoppers attending the Sunday Markets. Forgot about that one, but we soon found a place to park and we were on our way by 11:30.  Today was another beautiful day in the ACT and we set off in shorts and soft shell jackets. There’s a lot of construction work happening along the Kingston foreshore and we spent a fair bit of the first part of the walk looking at the many different types of apartments, houses and villas that are being built.

The route map says that the total distance around the eastern basin is 13Km and we thought that it would take up to 3 hours for us to complete the circuit.  However, after an hour or so we found ourselves approaching the southern end of the Kings Avenue Bridge. We considered walking onwards to Stage 88 were the ‘million paws walk’ was taking place but we decided to keep to our original plan and complete the walk then visit the Old Bus Depot Market.

Inside the Old Bus Depot building were a vast array of stalls selling everything from wool, hats, glassware’s and jewellery to bread, cheese, sausages and coffee by a strange collection of sellers who included housewife’s,  farmers, art students and the like. The prices were on the expensive side so we only bought a Pork Pie, a couple of muffins and a photographic print of aerial view of Lake Burley Griffin, which plan to add to our growing collection of cityscapes hanging in our apartment. The last thing we did at the markets was to buy a coffee and sit by the car in last of the afternoon sun eating our orange and poppy seed muffins.

Posted May 20, 2012 by yermandownunder in Canberra Events, Out and about

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