I finally emerged from the wall of work. For a few days after two weeks of standing up for 10-hour days, I did very little – it felt very nice to just lie around and watch movies: Rocket Science, Brooklyn, Paradise Road, Mad Bastards, Testament to Youth, and others. Aaaahhhh….
But, as frequently happens at Christmas, we got a miserable weather forecast. More Christmases than not are uncomfortably hot where I live. However, this heatwave has got to be the worst since 2009. Forecast temps are 35C on Christmas Eve, then 38C on Christmas Day. And then it gets just ridiculous and obscene, as shown below.
Sooo, this meant that we should do an overnight ride on Sat/Sun while the high temps are only 30C. Alas, the amount of traffic on the road thinking only of Christmas consumption instead of other road users scared me away from that. So we just did a 30km ride around our local haunts on bike paths and roads with shoulders on Saturday. We found some walls as shown below. On Sunday, we did a Thanksgiving ride in the national park but found no rubbish! I’ll write this up later with my Christmas day ride. Enjoy the walls.
This wall is a community project called “Our Place” that was installed in 2016 on the main street. It covers the length of the supermarket wall in five panels showcasing all of the flora, fauna and landscape themes that are associated with the Murray River that runs through town. The squiggly metal that runs the length of the piece is the river with its sinuous, meandering course and many billabongs and anabranches. This wall is in Corowa – the rest of the walls are over the river in Rutherglen.