Talk:Canberrans spend Easter outside: in pictures

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Journalist notes[edit]

I went on a 7km walk around Lake Giniderra today. When I woke up, the prediction on my weather application and looking outside the window was overcast and the possibility of rain. It looked meh. This cleared by early afternoon, with the sun coming out. Hence, the walk. When I started my walk around 1:30pm local time, my weather application on my iPhone said the temperature was 18C. By the time I completed my walk, the weather application said the weather was 21.

In Australia, bearing in mind fall is coming, most shops are closed on Easter. Today was also a parking meter holiday. Westfield Mall was closed, but a few eateries were open including the Light House, Subway, Red Rooster, a Thai place, a Turkish place, two coffee houses that I saw. Zambereros was closed. Two chinese places I walked past were also closed. Traditional Easter fair is seafood and people often go to the beach for the holiday. In canberra, people generally take the long weekend and go to the coast (which is Batesman Bay in many cases).

During my walk around the lake, I saw a number of people engaged in the following activities:

  • soccer
  • Australian rules football,
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • body boarding I think? looks like a surf board but you stand on it
  • kayaking
  • kite flying
  • playing on playground equipment
  • running
  • walking
  • barbecueing and picnicking around picnic tables and barbeques in the parks,
  • walking their dogs,
  • bicycling
  • utilizing the skate park,
  • eating outside at places like the lighthouse
  • sitting by the lake and looking at the view
  • taking pictures
  • easter egg hunt with three kids and two adults

Some of this was in obvious family groups, though there were a number of pairs of people and single peoples. the skate park was mostly kids with few adults there. --LauraHale (talk) 06:10, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

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