When I’m short of time, or I’m feeling unmotivated, I do a 10 km walk – which takes me out through the vineyards around Mudgee.
My 15 km walk follows the same route – I just go further out to one of the wineries.
This morning I was short of time so I headed out just on sunrise –
I walked past the town’s two major churches – the Catholic church…
And the Anglican church.
Opposite is the town’s old cinema, which has recently been re-opened and is now screening movies on the weekend.
I then head out past Lue Rd, past the town’s racetrack –
As I begin walking up a hill I pass a luxury resort –
And an upscale restaurant and wine / cheese tasting venue.
At the top of the hill there are signs and maps detailing all the tourist trails and wineries…
And then at the 2.5 km mark I turn down Henry Lawson Dve – there’s that name again – and walk out of town past some vineyards, cyclists passing me as I walk…
In amongst the vineyards are small farms –
At the 5 km mark there’s a wonderful old windmill.
I then turn around and walk back home.
I do this walk most days – sometimes I do the 15 km walk – and I have people wave to me all the time. I guess I’m a regular.
Some stop and ask me, concerned, if I’d like a lift. I laugh, thank them, and tell them I’m training. Confused, they drive off.
It’s a very beautiful walk, and even though I’ve now done it hundreds of times, literally, I never tire of it. I always see something new when I walk.