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Itโ€™s wider, smoother and wearing stainless steel railings. Currumbinโ€™s hidden rail trail has reopened! Renewed and revitalised. In early autumn, I wrote about our local bicycle/pedestrian bridge, the history sandwich hidden in its girdersย and its closure for renewal. The bridge with the old railway hidden beneath our everyday walks and rides was going to be out of action. People wearing hardhats swarmed around the old bridge, by foot, on boats, from cranes,… Read More

Gothenburg is a city of commerce, bustling the length of a long thin harbour and along narrow cobble-stoned streets where shops furnish Swedish style and advertise Global Blue Tax Free shopping. The city was doused in hues of grey during our stay, except for one day when the clouds cleared and Nordic blue swept the sky clear. Sunshine sent the flowers into rapture and I joined them. I walked that sunny day,… Read More

It’s rusted, oyster encrusted and it’s Currumbin’s hidden rail trail. Our use of highwaysย and high speed trains hasย seenย many old railway lines abandoned. Some old railway corridors have been re-purposed for walking, cycling and horse-riding. Known as rail trails, they transformย a dilapidated piece of public infrastructure into a useful public asset. Why? Rail trails attract tourists, encourage active lifestyles, provide safeย pathways free of vehicles and fumes, and they often serve as valuable habitat… Read More