I have cycled many of these bike paths almost every day over the past 5 years as I made my way to the office, but today, they looked very different! Perhaps it’s because I had my eyes wide open?
Usually on my morning ride to work I am pre-occupied with what might be waiting for me, either in my inbox or on my desk, oblivious to the really important things around me, and how great they are. Not only the natural beauty, but how fortunate we are to have such well-maintained and positioned cycle ways and paths for moving pedestrians and bikes safely around the river city of Brisbane.
It really hit me just how lucky we are to live here – whilst it’s not perfect, it’s pretty damn good compared to many other Cities that I have visited. I’d pick Brisbane any day.
One of the reasons we chose the paths we took today was to cycle the recently re-opened Brisbane River Walk.
The original floating river walk was washed away during severe floods that ravaged the City in 2011. It’s heartening that this new piece of infrastructure continues to be so popular with locals and tourists alike, and it’s not hard to see why, especially on a day like today.
From this point forward, I will not take the things I have for granted. I will look for the beauty and the positives around me. Let’s face it, we don’t have to look very far.