It’s the Easter long weekend. I joined Richard and his friends in the Spit Bridge to Manly walk — my first ever bushwalk! Or I guess more accurately, my first hike where I use the term “bushwalk”, because this is only my first in Australia despite having been here for almost 8 years. Actually, no, this is quite possibly the first proper hiking I’ve ever done in my life. Anyway.
Spit Bridge to Manly was meant to be a short and comfortable walk. Even though the weather wasn’t particularly hot today and I thought I was pretty fit, I still sweat buckets and ended up being the slowest in the group. I lagged far, far behind, and being the slowest, never got to rest. The scenery was nice when we stopped and I finally had time to look — most of the time I was just staring at my feet trying to find my path. I have much bushwalking training to do!
We watched the Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC game over pizza at the friend’s place at night. I was quite desperate for a shower, but who could say no to football plus pizza?