Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Bike Hike at the Oxley Common

This weekend finished with a trip to the Oxley Common for a short bush walk. Miss M was almost beside herself preparing for the outing. Daddy was packing up his backpack with supplies of water and coats so Miss M got her little backpack out and filled it with a drink bottle too. It was on her back and she was ready to go well before I had any of my bush walking gear on. This was a precious moment that I wished I'd taken a photo of. She had her bike and bike helmet ready to ride the track and we didn't know whether it would be concrete or dirt.

We piled in the car for our little adventure and once we arrived at our destination Miss M was keen to get her bike out ready for action. The Oxley Common is a perfect place to take littlies as it has an easy walking track. It was past 4pm by the time we started our walk so we knew we wouldn't make it to the end but we are assured that the wetlands are a wonderful finale to the walk along the track. Miss M's "big girl bike" (tricycle) became a mountain bike and braved the dirt. It was a slow journey but worth the experience. Daddy and I had many giggles along the way.

On our walk we saw the Oxley Creek. It was rather brown today but moving along nicely. We said hello to cows having their dinner and we also saw sheep and horses, birds and a windmill. The area beside the Oxley Common is farming area so you get the best of both worlds, farm and bush.

Miss M came across a grassy hill and said, "This is just like Jack and Jill" so before we went home we played Jack and Jill a few times over. And of course there was no way we could leave without a game of 5 Grey Elephants Balancing. This is becoming a bit of a theme as we leave any park - good for balancing skills I guess.

You'll find the Oxley Common on Sherwood Rd, just before the Markets at Rocklea. It features a huge undercover area for holding events, a bbq, great toilet facilities, a jetty for canoeing and lots of grass to run on or play a game of cricket. We've decided we will return for a ride another day. Miss M would love to go for a ride on the back of Daddy's bike so they can explore the bush together.

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