Anderson Park Botanical Garden & Ross River Parkway

This morning, driven by some inner need to walk, I devoted two hours to an excursion to the Anderson Park Botanical Gardens, followed by another two hours in the Ross River Parkway. After yesterday af...

Palmetum Park, Townsville

While darkness still lingered beneath trees, I cycled away from the house and into the open twilight of streets and the river park. The river was quiet, withdrawn from shores it had flooded so deeply ...

Anderson Park Botanical Gardens, Townsville

At 6:45 a.m., when I entered the Anderson Park Botanical Gardens, I was greeted by a view of massive clumps of bamboo and a stately row of palms which led my eyes to a curving pond. Pacific black duck...

Oak Valley, Queensland

Sun and  cloud vied for airspace over Townsville as Vilis and I drove south out of the city to the rural suburb of Oak Valley and the Oak Valley Nature Reserve next to Sachs Creek. Located about 15 k...