Parramatta Lake

We went to Parramatta Lake Reserve today for a spot of geocaching and a nice walk. The circuit walk is 4.5kms long and we completed it in 1hr 50mins (with a 6yo in tow).

View all photos taken: Thursday, 1st January 2009, This photo: 10:19am

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  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice capture Dave. Good time, 1h50m over 4.5 kms!
  • -Bennie- said:
    Great picture Dave, very idyllic, Lovely location, I wish I was there!
    Nice composition as well! well done! :-)
  • Aussie.501 said:
    This is particularly beautiful. Wonderful colors and light.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Lovely shot :) Were you running it? I walked 1.2 km along a track today in about 2 hours - I was looking under leaves and waiting for birds to show themselves! Slim pickings tho!
  • David de Groot said:
    Just rechecked the GPS log - 1hr 57min 58secs at an average speed of 2km/hr - obviously some of the track was faster than other bits, and we stopped to geocache about half way around.
    'twas a good day for it Bennie - not too hot (although we were by the end of it), and it's quite a nice spot (for being in Sydney) ;-)
    Thanks :)
    Nah, geocaching :) I walk fairly quickly (usually 5-7km/hr) but the family doesn't.
  • David de Groot said:
    Here's the elevation plot from the walk, to give you an idea of the ups and downs ;-)
    Lake Parramatta Circuit Elevation Plot
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Were you stashing a treasure or finding a treasure?
    From the plot it looks like a nice walk :D
    Ever since I went bushwalking with tjb I've slowed down considerably ! And it's amazing what you find ! Whenever I stop to take a pic of something I've noticed, I find something equally or more interesting in the very near vicinity :) Especially up here in the tropics...the rainforest is teeming with all sorts of life forms!
  • David de Groot said:
    Finding :)
    I vary with walking speed. When out on my own, I take my time if looking for interesting photo ops, but when out with people or going somewhere, I tend to walk faster.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    What was the treasure that you found?
  • David de Groot said:
    We didn't have any swaps with us, so I didn't really pay much attention to the contents of the cache, just signed the logbook to say we'd found it.