Rogaining

I met a new friend through a local women’s outdoors group who invited me to be her teammate at a rogaining event. I had never heard of rogaining but knew it involved walking and/or running through the bush for the better part of the day – count me in! So what is rogaining? “The standard…

Autumn in Melbourne

Today we went to our local IMAX theatre to watch the Great Barrier Reef movie with our homeschooling group followed by some park play time outside the Melbourne Museum. The movie was great – there was so much beauty to draw us in, some information about the bad stuff happening (coral bleaching and sea turtles…

Exploring Our City With Uoo Uoo’s

Uoo Uoo’s (pronounced you-you) are 100 unique sculptures strategically placed around Melbourne to enable people to enjoy an art walk, while touring different neighbourhoods. To celebrate the The Royal Children’s Hospital 150 year anniversary, their foundation asked local Australian artists to design individual Uoo Uoo’s (which would later be auctioned off to support the hospital.)…

Domino Rail Trail

We took one daughter and a dog by car, an hour outside of Melbourne, to hike in the forest. The path was an easy, flat track that followed an old railway line running between Trentham and Lyonville. I find two things to be true each time I set out on an adventure outside of the…