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Morialta Falls - we got lost!

Goodmorning everyone, 

I hope you are all doing okay, staying safe and healthy. 

This morning we walked the last of the 5 walks that I wanted to do. It was at Morialta Falls and was the longest and hardest walk that we had to do. 

We decided to start later because we wanted a sleep-in, that is the one thing that I have missed on my Saturday morning, it has been nice to get outside and do some walking, but I have missed sleeping in. 

Anyway, we got out of the house at around 10:55 am and started the walk at around 11:00 am. The sun had started to walk things up but it was still chilly. 

We were a bit lost at the beginning, as we did not quite know where to start the walk. the maps where a bit hard to read and understand. We finally found which walk we thought was the right one and started walking. 

Within 3 minutes of walking, we were both regrettings taking this walk. it was steep and hard to walk up. It had also rained the night before so everything was a bit slippery, so we had to take it slow. The path just kept going up and up, and there was not a lot of flat areas to walk on, so BE WARNED, this is NOT a simple easy walk to do!

About 10 minutes into the walk it became a little easier but was still steep. We stopped at Kookaburra lookout and then kept walking, from then onwards it was not to bad, some bits were a little hard but most of it was just walking and making sure you are careful where you put your foot (make sure that you were propper waling shoes if you want to do this walk)

About halfway through the walk, we got a little lost. there were lots of little walks to follow and we had just been choosing the ones that looked to go in the right direction, It got to one spot and we did not know which way to go, up or down. We chose down and thank goodness we did because it got us to the right spot. 

The last bit of the walk was beautiful, the view was amazing. We saw lots of native Hunny eaters, which were cute, they were attracted to the small native flowers that were spread throughout the walk. 

On the whole, this was a nice walk. A lot harder then we were prepared for, and both of us are sore but it was worth it to see the view and the waterfalls. Just make sure you bring water. 

Hope you enjoyed this blog and the photos. I don't really know what to do next, as we still have not met the goal, but we are nearly there. Maybe we can do three more walks some were, let me know if you have any ideas. I can't wait to hear from you.

Lots of Love, Stay safe.

Blackwood Forest Recreation Park

Hello people,

We walk in Blackwood Forest Recreation Park. It was a little hard to find the entrance, because we had never been there, and did not know the area. Just a heads up that you might want to find out which road the entrance is on.

We started the walk, it was cold but still nice and fresh. I brought two of the dogs, with us. they were so good in the car and loved it at the park. I would differently recommend taking your dog on this walk if you can, it is a great place to take them to run around.

The first 15 min of the walk was great, and then we hit a hill. It was hard to walk up and we all had to stop a few times to catch our breath. But I still did not quite realise how big the hill was till we reached the top and stopped to look around and down. It was so worth it, the view was amazing.

At the top of the hill, there were some beautiful flowers, and plants starting to bloom, which was amazing to see. there was also the ruins of the old house that used to be there.

Can't wait until the final walk.





 

Valley Walk

Hello, 

This week we walked the Moralta Falls, Valley walk. Which is a walk starting at the bottom car park (at the playground) and walking along the road till you get the top car park, which was where we started on the last walk. 

The walk was supported to be 1.5 Km and a 45-minute walk, we decided to do the walk twice, with a little bit of extra walking to meet our goal of 3km. 

We were looking after a friend's little Labrador puppy and decided to take her with us on the walk. She was so good in the car while we where driving, she sat on the seat and slept, which was super cute. 

When we go to the car park, we did not know which path to take as there were lots of little paths that all lead-up, so we picked a random one and became walking. We later discovered that a lot of the little paths are used as bike tracks in the summer, but as it was cold and wet there was no bike there that day.

The walk was beautiful, there were lots of people doing the walk as well, and we meet a lot of people walking their dogs which was cool. We even saw a Dalmation.

I loved this walk, it was not super hard, but I think that is because this is the fourth walk so I might be a little fitter then I was when I started. the walk was a little bit hilly, and a little slippery because we had just had a lot of rain, so I would love to come back in spring and summer to see how the walk changed during the seasons.

Wanted to leave a little message to all those who are following the journey, thank you so much to the people who have given some amazing donations, it is really encouraging.

Can't wait for the next walk. see you then!


Fourth Creek Walk - Morialta Falls

The day started with a fresh, crisp morning (it was so COLD), only made bearable with a hot cup of tea. 

The walk started at the top car park. We meet up with a friend and started the walk. It was lightly raining, but it was still really pretty and relaxing.

We followed Fourth Creek to the heart of Morialta Gorge, known as the Frist Falls.

As we were going up the walk we noticed some steep steps leading upwards and said to ourselves that we were very grateful that we did not need to walk up them. It was not till after the walk that I realised that we will be walking them on the last walk we do, just something to look forward to!

We stopped at the waterfalls to admire them, and catch our breath, then walked back down.

Can't wait till the next walk, which will be at the same place but a slightly different walk.

Torndon Park

I have FINALLY started. Thorndon Park is the first walk in the 5 that I am planning on doing to help raise money for young people facing cancer. 

Mum and I got ready and left the house at 8:15 this morning (27/06/20. It was a VERY cold morning, and I mean super duper cold. We both sat in the car for another 15 min so that mum could download an app to track her steps, and so that the car could warm up. 

We then drove to Thorndon Park. And started the walk.

Because it was so cold we both just focused on walking, getting the blood moving and starting to warm up.

The walk was really pretty, and calm, and not as long as I expected. The birds were starting to come out and say hello, and there were not that many people walking around us.

By the end of the walk, both of us were warm and decided that we were not that tired, so we did another loop around the lake, this time taking the time to really appreciate the environment around us. 

This was a great first walk, as the paths where paved and easy to walk on. Can't wait for the next walk, next Saturday. 

See you then.

Cancer Doesn't Stop - I Won't Either!

Three years ago cancer turned my life upside down. My sister was diagnosed with leukaemia.

I am Moving It to ensure young Aussies impacted by cancer still receive the support they need during this difficult and isolating time.

Canteen supports young people living with cancer, whether it is their diagnosis or that of a parent or sibling.

Canteen is relying on Canteen Connect the online platform for counselling and peer to peer support during this even more challenging time in a young person world. Now more than ever they need the support of Canteen. 

Please help me help them, by giving whatever you can use the 'Donate' button. The more people that know about Canteen, the greater the impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!


First Steps in the Journey

Hello everyone,

As you may or may not know I am trying to raise money for Canteen, by participating in the Move It for Canteen fundraiser.

I have decided that for MovieIt for Canteen I will be doing 5 trail walks around Adelaide. These will be:

1. Thorndon Park, Loop around the Lake. 

2. Morialta Falls Valley Walk

3. Fourth Creek Walk

4. Black Wood Forest Recreation Park

5. Morialta Falls Plateau Hike

Can't wait for you to see the photos and read about my experiences as I start this little journey. 

Anna

We're fundraising for...

Cancer Doesn't Stop - We Won't Either!

We are Moving It to ensure young Aussies impacted by cancer still receive the support they need during this difficult and isolating time.

Canteen supports young people living with cancer, whether it is there own diagnosis, or that of a parent or sibling.

Canteen is relying on Canteen Connect the online platform for counseling and peer to peer support during this even more challenging time in a young persons world. Now more than ever they need the support of Canteen. 

Please help us help them, by giving whatever you can using the 'Donate' button. The more people that know about Canteen, the greater the impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

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Well done with all the walking!

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Anonymous

go for it girl! Well done

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Jay W

Lots of love to your family.

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Melanie Taylor

Enjoy the quiet moments xox

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Ruth Cowie

Go Anna!!! Would love to do a walk with you if you'd like the company 😊

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