Originally Posted by yendor28
I can walk around a little (10 minutes before i have to stop for the day)
I live in Australia.
Alternatively, I can be a recluse and read books all day.
I appreciate your suggestions.
Ah you are in OZ. Makes it tougher, there are so many great things to do outside and so much of the social life is outside. And 10 minutes of walking as the limit is way too little for almost anything. But here goes the suggestions of a tourist.
Would you be able to sit on a bus for the day? If so perhaps try one of the tourist busses. Of course pick one hitting places you have not gone. When there as a tourist I did a couple and there is still one site I remember, and it still hurts in a way. The bus stopped and there was about a 1/2 mile walk to an overlook where we could see where the trail went. It was about a 4 mile loop with several hundred feet vertical. It was beautiful. Some day I will amke it back just to do that trail. But we only had 15-30 minutes, not possible that day. Right now the bus may still be a bit much for you. But there will ba a transition. A time when you have 30 minutes walking. Then 40 .... So perhaps research things like this for now. Then think of the buss trips as scouting. It is a chance to find more things to do once you are better. It is amazing how everywhere there are things right next door that you never thought about. And I thnik Oz has more places that could fit that than most. Perhaps read the tourist books. Are you decent with a camera? If so perhaps take that 10 minute walk to a good spot and wait for the wildlife to come to you.
Oh and if you can find a staduim that works perhaps see a Rugby, League or Rules match. Perhaps this will not work at a pro level. But I know there are several top level Rugby club sides where the pitch is far less than a 5 minute walk from parking and assume the same holds for Rules and League. Watching is not as good as playing, but it is at least something outside. (I'm sure about the Rugby because that was why I was down there. And BTW I played on a bad knee because there was no way I was going on tour and not getting in one match. Then later there was no way we would play against Brothers and I would not declare myself fit to play.)
Just thought of one more. There are lots of public gardens. Many have benches where you can sit. Perhaps take that book you were thinking of reading. Better than sitting at home and some of them are very nice.
Last edited by Keith99; 07-11-06 at 12:06 PM.