Going for a Walk to Manuka

7 Sep

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuka,_Australian_Capital_Territory

 

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We had arrived at our hotel on Thursday, the 25th of August. The following morning we wanted to walk to Manuka to have breakfast there. It was a crisp, sunny morning. We knew, Franklin Street would take us straight to Manuka Shopping Centre, however we chose a different way so that we would have a bit more of a walk.

We left our hotel early to go for a walk before breakfast.

Before we left, we left this sign outside our door so the staff would know that we weren't in bed any more!

Before we left, we placed this sign outside our door so the staff would know that we weren’t in bed any more!

Our hotel was at National Circuit, Instead of turning right to Franklin Street we turned left.

Our hotel was at National Circuit, Instead of turning right to Franklin Street we turned left.

The following pictures are all taken on this early morning walk to Manuka and back. On the way we noticed some early spring flowers and blossoms. We had breakfast in Manuka at a baker’s shop. We also had a look at the inside of the Catholic Cathedral in Manuka.

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Back at the hotel

Back at the hotel

4 Responses to “Going for a Walk to Manuka”

  1. Christine J Randall September 14, 2016 at 11:02 am #

    If we turned left instead of right, later on we would find out that the road was not set out in the expected grid and so we’d end up elsewhere! But you get to see interesting stuff on the way. You two must get about really early, not many people about.

    • auntyuta September 18, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

      Christine, I suspect there would not be many people about at any time of the day.

      • Christine J Randall September 18, 2016 at 9:34 pm #

        Perhaps when Parliament is in session. 🙂

      • auntyuta September 19, 2016 at 9:00 am #

        Oh, I’m sure Parliament House would have plenty visitors all year round. And there are many other attractions that tourists would be interested in. What I meant, you would never see a lot of people in these quiet residential streets. The public buildings in Canberra are well spread out. Most people would use a car to go from A to B.
        We stayed near Manuka. The centre of Manuka has a lot of shops and cafes and restaurants.

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