Warm Weekend

Sandgate Path

Sandgate Path

The weather forecasters are predicting a warm weekend with 30 degrees for Saturday.  So if you’d like to take a walk in Brisbane, head for the bay where the breezes off the ocean usually make it cooler. 

Manly to Wynnum

The walk from Manly to Wynnum along the bay side path is very popular.  It’s an easy 4.5km one way from Manly Boat Harbour to the Wynnum Jetty.  If you need to cool down at the end of your walk, have a paddle in the Wynnum Wading Pool which has been a favourite with children since it opened in 1933.  I love doing this walk in the late afternoon, finishing with a take-away fish and chips dinner on the jetty or nearby picnic tables.

Shorncliffe

Brisbanites have been visiting this coastal area in the north of the city since the 1800s to escape the heat of summer.  If you start at Baxters Jetty opposite Allpass Parade and keep the bay on your right, you’ll get great views along Shorncliffe Parade.  A little further on, the track drops down to Bramble Bay at Moora Park.  You’ll find a great adventure playground here, and there are plenty of picnic shelters further on.  Further along the waterside track  is the Sandgate Swimming Pool.

Fashion in the City

"In Fashion"

"In Fashion"

Next time you’re having a stroll in the CBD, be sure pop into the Museum of Brisbane to see their latest exhibition:  In Fashion – Dressing Up Brisbane. 

The beautiful collection of fashion comes from the wardrobes of Brisbane women and local designers.  You’ll see a range from vintage ball gowns to new season fashion.  And, there’s a story behind each piece.

My favourite was the Bora evening dress worn by Jennifer Hawkins when she received the 2004 Miss Universe crown.

Where:  Museum of Brisbane, ground floor Brisbane City Hall
Contact: www.MuseumofBrisbane.com.au or 3403 8888
Admission:  Free
On until:  29 Nov 2009

Ourbrisbane.com

Yachts at Kangaroo Point 100 dpi smallIf you’ve clicked through from Ourbrisbane.com welcome to Brisbane’s Best Walks. 

If you’re not familiar with Ourbrisbane.com, it’s an online guide to all things Brisbane and the place to visit if you’re wondering what to do this weekend.

I’ve written up a couple of walks along the river for the Ourbrisbane website.  Our mild winter and clear blue skies make this the ideal time to explore Brisbane on foot.

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