8. This week I decided to experiment with a different way of getting to and from the university. Instead of catching a bus to the CBD, then catching another one to the university, or even walking to the river, then catching a bus to the university from there, I incorporated a bit more exercise into my journey by continuing to walk along the bike and pedestrian path after I reached the river.
I walk along this path for about thirty minutes up to the Regatta ferry stop, and catch a ferry to the university.
Aside from getting my slumpy self moving, I've found it's a much more pleasant and quiet journey. There's no waiting in queues or crowds for the bus, only to have a crammed, jarring, and so irritating, ride home.
I can be calmed by the water, whether I'm walking alongside it, or skimming over it on the ferry. There's no opportunity for cobwebs to gather while my hair is whipped by the wind created by the movement of the ferry.
I can feel the sun warm my skin and anticipate the full bloom of the flame trees, which are just beginning to flower.
And I can smile at the unauthorised suggestions for ways to travel along the council-maintained bikeway.