For the walking group’s April stroll, five hardy walkers completed the 4.5km stroll from Luna Park to the Albert Park Yachting and Angling Club.
The expected bracing sea air gave way to calm and warmth; thermal underwear and beanies definitely not required! Whilst not worn, Brenda’s multi-coloured hand knitted beanie won “the beanie prize” of a sustaining glass of red wine.
Walkers started off the stroll sipping much-needed coffee. Bronze statues, calm blue-grey water, clean sand, buildings, the old St Kilda pier and the construction of the new pier were admired, examined and discussed along the way.
Finally the hardy walkers-strollers enjoyed seafood and, of course, chicken parma at APYC. Books, writing, philosophy, knitting, grandchildren, football, holidays taken or planned were the topics of discussion whilst taking in the surrounding and calming beach and sea vista.
My thanks to the participants who strolled rather than walked at their normal fast pace and to Russell for organizing the yacht club.