Bridge to bridge! A pleasant stroll on Lake Burley Griffin

Balloon and Autumn trees on Lake Burley Griffin Bridge to Bridge Gary Lum

Bridge to bridge in Canberra basically means walking or strolling or jogging or running or cycling or even segueing around the central portion of Lake Burley Griffin and walking along the Commonwealth Avenue and Kings Avenue Bridges.

It’s about 5 kilometres and it’s mostly flat except when you walk up and down stairs to get on and off the bridges.


I went for a walk this morning and shot a few photographs. It was about an hour after sunrise so there was a little golden light. There were also balloons going up and you could hear the gas valves opening as the pilot needed lift.

Dead fauna

There was also a dead animal that stumped me in terms of identification. I asked on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram about weather is could be a platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus). It seems that platypuses can be found in the stagnant cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) rich artificial lakes of Canberra but they’re not common. Possibilities included a wombat (yes, they are common in Canberra), a rabbit (these are plentiful in Canberra), a possum (again plentiful) and a water rat (hugely popular animals in Canberra given the numbers I’ve seen in Canberra’s artificial lakes).


Autumn colours

It’s also Autumn (today is Easter Monday) and the colours in Canberra are magnificent. Check out the leaves still on the trees in the photographs.

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If you live in Canberra, do you like the bridge to bridge? How often do you walk it?


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