Monday, February 3, 2014

Cycleway revisited

We had a surprise this morning.  We went back to the 
Tracker Riley Cycleway.
We haven't been there in months and months.

 We didn't walk along the river, we went the other way towards
 the zoo.
 SHE was looking for 'roos that often feed in these paddocks.
But there were only HUGE cows.

Okay.....they were calves.
Big calves.

Tracker Riley was a local Aboriginal policeman who helped track criminals, murderers and found lots of people lost in the bush.
He faced prejudice with gentleness, but this incident made him extremely sad....

The 13 km of cycle/walk way has been named in his honour.

We walked all the way out to the zoo about 2.5 km one way
but we're not allowed in, even if it had been open.

So we had a refreshing drink...
and headed back.
It took us about an hour and a half, because there was lots of pee-mail and other good scents.
We also had to keep stopping and standing because there were so many other peeps on the track.
We still had a great time.


  1. That was so sad about that little boy.. Looks like you guys had a super time :) xxxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. What a sad story, that is so awful.
    It looks like a wonderful walk for you all.
    Dip and Elliot x

  3. That is such a sad story. Glad you had a good time. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. What a wonderful walk. My mom would be all kinds of happy if she could just walk to a zoo. WOW!! You ladies give HER a great big hug for such a fun day.

    Very sad sign and dear me I hope those days never return
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  5. That is a sad story. However, what a great place to walk.

  6. We remember the story - but that was a wonderful walk you had

  7. That looks like my sort of a cycleway. No sign of a bicycle anywhere.
    Toodle pip!

  8. What a Sad Sad story. We hope that those sorts of things are truly behind us.
    BUTT you had a marvelous and LONG walk and PeeMail Check. That is a nice drinking station. Sorry that you didn't get to see any ROOs though.

  9. That's a very sad story. Hard to believe someone could not overcome their prejudice for the sake of a small child.

  10. What a sad story. I did a search on Riley and my gosh, he was amazing! I'm glad he was remembered in some way.

    Monty and Harlow

  11. Such a sad story about Tracker Riley - glad there is something to remind people of what happened. Looks like you had a great walk to the Zoo and lovely weather - it is still winter here and very wet! Woofs and licks from Magic xx

  12. It's OK. If you want to see what a zoo looks like, look in the mirror.

  13. You were brave walking over that ' see through ' bridge !

  14. We had nevers heard of this story, how heartbreaking. Oh we are living vicariously through you guys on your nice long walk. It is so cold here and the snow so high that the farthest we get to walk is out to the exercise pen at Alcatraz and right back in. Like no longer than 3 minutes.
    stella rose

  15. It's nice that you had a long walk with different views. Sorry you could not see the Zoo. When will people love children and animals and no longer hate?

  16. You better be careful they don't keep you at the zoo

  17. It's just amazing how there are some people in this world that will do anything they can for others, and glad to see them get honored. looks like a great way to enjoy the day.

    The Mad Scots

  18. It looks like you girls had a wonderful time! How sad about this little boy.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  19. That is a very sad story but you go on the bestest walkies!

    Your Pals Who Are Having A Birfday Today,

    Murphy & Stanley

  20. glad yall had a fun time...wish there would have been some roo's....

  21. Sad story but it looks like you had a great walk!

  22. Looks like a pawsome walk.

    Very sad story bout da lil boy though.

  23. Thank you for telling us about Tracker Riley - it saddens us that our countries have such horrible and sad histories.
    Wally & Sammy

  24. What a fun time. Walks are the best

  25. So sad about the little boy.

    But it looks like you gals had a great walk with lots of interesting stuff to see and smell.

  26. What a wonderful walk. So sad about the little boy.

  27. You live in a very dog friendly area. I love to see your walkies. Thank you for sharing the sad story - it's important to not forget.