OK so not the actual “Sherwood Forest” where you expect to come across “Robin Hood” and his band of “Merry Men”, rather Brisbane’s “Sherwood Arboretum” which was established in the early 1920’s is just as beautiful with over a 1000 shady trees sprawling across the 15-ha it has two lakes, rambling hills, sweeping meadows, playgrounds, boardwalks, bridges, a breathtaking avenue of Queensland Kauris trees, each tree representing a fallen soldier from the area along with Jim Soorleys “Sorry Seat” all overlooking the Brisbane River, the peacefulness is calming.
With temperatures hitting over 40°C by 11am on some days lately it has not been the most ideal weather to get out and about. Sunday was expected to be a little cooler and since I have been promising to take Amber and Indy to the “Sherwood Arboretum” for some time I thought it might be just the occasion to explore this spot for the first time!
Upon arrival both Amber and Indy sensed this was a new escapade and were equally animated, leading the way sniffing this and sniffing that we were dragged over to the lake fleetingly before bouncing off again up the avenues and across the shady meadows then gingerly over the rickety bridge.
Finally we discovered the “Sorry Seat”. Located high on a hill overlooking the Brisbane River it certainly is a beautiful and peaceful spot that draws you to thought and reflection.
20 minutes later everyone was feeling the heat, moving our adventure down to the boardwalk that runs along the edge of the Brisbane River.
I was optimistic that the breeze off the water would be sufficient to cool us down, allowing us to continue our walk a little longer….
5 minutes later back in the car and I did what every pampered pooch expects of their human; I turned the air conditioner on them!
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