On Sunday we rode our bikes around Lake Tuggeranong. Tuggeranong is in the south of Canberra (Tuggeranong is an aboriginal word meaning 'cold place') and the lake is one of three main Canberra lakes, with Lake Burley Griffin in the centre of town and Lake Ginninderra in the north.
The loop around the lake is about 6km (4 miles) and as the kids are getting much better on their bikes we completed it fairly easily. It was a quiet afternoon and we probably only saw about a dozen people as we pedaled round.The clouds were stormy, but fortunately no rain ever came and despite Tuggeranong's name it wasn't cold at all!
Audrey did complain of 'tired legs' by the end (she had in fairness had three big ballet performances over the two preceding days) but I think it was much more to do with the bike races she engaged in with Eli. Audrey was funny as whenever she got in front she would continually look over her shoulder to check where her little brother was to see if he was making a move on her and Eli would do everything in his power to cut off her path whenever she tried to overtake him. The tour de France had nothing on them.
Here's a few pictures from our fun afternoon out.
|(The route is all on bike paths but we went across some grass to get to the car)|
|The stormwater overflow in Lake Tuggeranong - relatively high as we've had quite a bit of rain last week|
|along the foreshore of Tuggeranong|
|Public art (the blades move around)|