Today, after morning yoga, I rode 25 miles on the Capitol City Bike Trail. I explored a small portion of this trail yesterday when I was out running errands on my bike and knew I wanted to come back today and do the whole thing.
This trail makes a circular route around the city and I did it in a clockwise direction, riding from our apartment towards the CBD. It was a beautiful day (again!) and with my new biking map I was off. I went past the the Docklands section of the city and then headed across the northern suburbs. Even with a map, I was uncertain of the route a couple of times, but helpful Melbournites got me on my way again in no time. Both times I got confused on the route were the 2 times a train station got in the way and the trail became part of the train passengers’ walkway!
I stopped for lunch along the route at a little cafe that was nicely busy. The restaurant was right next to a small playground so there were lots of moms and little kids eating there. I had a bowl of Super Granola and it was delicious and fueled me up for the rest of the ride home.
I had ridden the last 7 miles of the Capitol City trail in a ride I took a couple of weeks ago, so it was comforting to be riding along and recognizing landmarks! I added a few miles on to go see what was happening in Federation Square on a beautiful Friday afternoon and there were lots of people sitting and enjoying the sunshine!
I had a bit of a surprise when I got home in that there was a new couch in our living area! When I came into the reception area of this building, one of the receptionists warned me that the delivery guys might be in the apartment. There were no guys when I unlocked the door, just a couch, wrapped in plastic, standing up on its end. Five minutes later there was a knock on the door and there were the delivery guys with the second couch, this one a sleeper sofa! I didn’t think we really needed a new couch, but I did think that when we had company here, the couch was not big enough for 4 people! Apparently our original couch was a loaner until these 2 couches came in.
Tonight we are going out to dinner at a restaurant in the Southgate area, just south of the CBD along the Yarra River. Yesterday when I was on my bike doing my errands, one of my jobs was to ride by this row of restaurants and check out their menus. I came home and checked some on-line reviews for the 6 restaurants I stopped at. We are going to a place called Waterfront and as you might imagine it is a seafood place!
Tomorrow is the weekend and I will have my travel partner back with me!