Even in winter these are really lovely places to be. Many trees were leafless but there was still plenty of green, plenty of blue sky, and plenty of sun. With high temperatures in the low 60s it was definitely jacket and scarf weather but perfect for finding a nice bench in the sun.
In the early evening as we would walk back to our hotel we were amazed by the number of joggers out and about. It was as if every Melbournian hurried home from the office, changed into running gear, and hit the trails. And these weren’t really casual jogs either, these people really keep up the pace.