In Wk #10, our Walking Australia team walked 210 miles reaching 1905 miles from Perth, being within 50 miles of Mount Gambier. What is that? Is it a mountain or a town? Or both? Either way it is exciting to be “seeing” and learning about new things, towns and areas as we walk.
According to Wikipedia, Mount Gambier “is the second most populated city in South Australia with an estimated urban population of 28,929. The city is located on the slopes of Mount Gambier (volcano) in the south east of the state, about 450 kilometres (280 mi) south-east of the capital Adelaide and just 17 kilometres (11 mi) from the Victorian border, it is the most important settlement in the Limestone Coast region and the seat of government for both the City of Mount Gambier and the District Council of Grant…. The city is well known for its geographical features, particularly its volcanic and limestone features, most notably its Blue Lake, parks and gardens, caves and sinkholes.”
That’s it. It is both a mountain (volcanic) and a populated city in South Australia. I never knew that before this week and this walk.
One of the values of walking, especially in areas in which I’ve never walked is learning new things. Seeing new things is exciting and being intrigued by what I see prompts me to learn things I’ve not known.
Having never been to Australia makes me eager each week to learn about a new place. Pictures of Mount Gambier are beautiful and the area sounds very interesting. This is a place where the Walking Australia team might want to take a break and enjoy the area. However, we’ll have to do that another time because we are still a few weeks away from Sydney, our final destination.
For now we walk on knowing, with a good week of walking, that we just might reach Melbourne, Australia in Wk #11. We also know that we will learn something new next week.
The lesson we’ve learned this week is to keep walking, always willing to walk in new areas to add some excitement to our walk and be enriched by the fascinating world in which we live and walk.
Please write and tell me where you are walking and let me know something new that you have learned this week.
Keep walking and learning to expand your world and enrich your life.