Despite the time wasting and procrastination that Instagram curses me with, it does often provide ideas for walking locations. So, today's walking goal, bought to you by me laying on the couch scrolling through Instagram, is a trip to the historic buildings at Perry’s Paddock, Yellagonga Regional Park.
Located near the southern end of Lake Joondalup on Ocean Reef Road, the buildings are public transport accessible via bus stops located on Trappers Drive and Wanneroo Road, Woodvale. Despite public transports options, I decided to make the visit to Perry’s Paddock part of a much longer walk starting from Joondalup Train Station, walking along the south-west section of Lake Joondalup, a detour to Perry’s Paddock and then finishing off further south at Lake Goollelal.
After a short walk through the deserted streets of Joondalup (it is 6:30 am on a Saturday morning), I reach Neil Hawkins Park located on Lake Joondalup. I was surprised to greet a mob of kangaroos in the car park. Hard to believe that kangaroos live so close to a residential area, but there does appear to be plenty of feed for them after the winter and spring rains.
My first stop is the viewing platform located at the Lake Joondalup bank of Neil Hawkins Park.