What do I do now? I did three long hikes over a three month period in winter, which is my favourite hiking season. Summer is here now and I don’t do the heat very well, as I’m like a human toaster. The problem of being so hot is I’m at risk of spontaneous combustion if I overdo things. I don’t have many holidays coming up, but I’m planning to do some long hikes in winter 2011. I should stay walking fit though shouldn’t I? Yes, you should big boy, so do some day walking to keep the legs in.
So, I set out to find a book that lists day walks around Melbourne, which will get me by over summer. I don’t want anything out of the ordinary in length. Maybe up to 18 km per walk would be perfect. A good balance of exercise and a sense of freedom as well. I’ll be careful with the weather, as I don’t want to look like ‘Ghostrider’ whilst walking with flames coming off the back of my head from overheating.
What book? I found the book and it’s in the picture above. It’s called ‘Daywalks Around Melbourne’ by Glenn Tempest. Yes, there are plenty of walks inside, complete with maps and all sorts of guff. It appears Glenn has walked everywhere that could conceivably have a track on it and I’m not sure how he has time to do that. He may utilize a stunt double at times, but I’m only surmising.
The trouble with choice is it’s hard to make a decision. Where do I start with so many walks? Well, Ben and I came up with an exciting method of dealing with the decision making dilemma. How about starting at walk number one in the book? Yeah, pretty radical I know but that will do for now…