Dip in the bay
Steph from No Award got in early this month with a post about her actual, water-related, awesome, real life job - where she sometimes gets paid to jump into Port Philip Bay (Melbourne, Australia). Read her post!
I get it, why all those space movies are filmed under the water for the imagery. It was incredible!
Clare, the Muddy Mum from Mud and Nettles, went on a ramble and geocaching adventure - she's in training for the Shotley Peninsula 50 (UK). Read her post!
Truthfully I was meant to be doing the grocery shopping but let’s face it, sneaking out for a mini adventure is much more fun!
OK, it wasn't actually a marathon, but Nikki went for a run along the Maribyrnong River (Melbourne, Australia).
On March 8th, it was an overcast but pretty Melbourne morning, so I strapped on my running shoes and headed out from my house towards the Maribyrnong River, just west of Melbourne. It's a good 10.5km there and back, and the trail there also takes me along Moonee Ponds Creek, so I spent time at not one but two waterways!
It was a fairly quiet morning, but good weather for birds, so I saw plenty of ducks, and a couple of swans along the way, and the rowing club were darting up and down the river training.
On the return I was rewarded with a stunning view of Melbourne skyline.
Sea to source
Dan and I spent a day exploring the River Cuckmere from sea to source (East Sussex, UK). Read our post!
Overhead, willow catkins mark the start of spring. We rub them between our fingers and they feel soft, like warm summer air.
Wild swim? Wild paddle, really!
I also paddled across the River Babingley (Norfolk, UK).
Inspired by Roger Deakin’s excellent book about wild swimming, “Waterlog”, I dreamed up a plan of jumping into a river and completely submerging myself. The ice-cold water soon put paid to that foolish idea. I made a brief return journey across the stream in my undies and big jacket (sorry for inflicting the photo on you), then leapt out and dried off as quickly as I could!
Ride to a festival
Danni and Steph biked to the Port Fairy Folk Festival along the rail trail from Warrnambool and explored the seaside town between listening to music and eating tasty food (Victoria, Australia). Read Danni's post!
I wasn’t convinced this was the trail either except for the tiny signs on the gates, which required unlatching and relatching on each side. Turns out while you can unlatch and open a gate while on a bike, you can’t close and relatch it. Finally this then opened up into a dry swamp with quite a nice bridge before returning to degrading gravel again.
All aboard for the April challenge
This month, Steph has set our microadventure theme: matters relating to railways.
Steph suggests: "Investigate railways past and future. Follow an old rail line or railway map. Go train spotting. Ride a historic train, or ride a train to the end of the line." You could visit a rail museum, find your city's lost stations, go on an epic train trip across Canada, Australia, Europe and Asia or India (probably only an option if you're flush), race a train between stations, find disused tunnels (sleep in them?), walk the underground overground, pop up and down a funicular railway or ride a miniature train . . . whatever takes your fancy!
Let Steph (or me) know what you get up to so you can be added to the end-of-April round up.
The March microadventure challenge was to explore a waterway. Here’s who got splishing and splashing!
If you’re interested in overnight and wild camping microadventures, Martin has been going to the trouble of collating people’s posts each month. Here's his March round-up!
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