Recently I went for a walk with a friend along one of the local ridge lines, Cooleman Ridge. We decided to make our way to the top of Mt Arawang to reach the trig point* there. When we made it we were pleasantly surprised to find someone had recently hung a hammock seat from the trig point. Of course, Ludo, who was along for the walk, and I had to test it.

The weather was absolutely stunning, and the view gorgeous – the perfect place for a seat (and it was surprisingly comfy).

Has anyone ever put something in place for your community to use?

*A trig point (also known as a Trigonometric Station) typically consists of a black disc on top of four metal legs or concrete pillar, resembling a navigation beacon. It is also accompanied by a metal disc, which is located directly below the center point of the tripod or on top of the pillar itself. Trig points are generally located at the top of hills or points of prominence in the landscape. Many provide unique views and challenges, with some being difficult to get to. These points were regarded as valuable to surveyors, providing reference points for measuring distance and direction, and assisting in the creation of maps.

Ludo and I testing the trig hammock seat
The view from the seat (looking over Canberra)

13 comments on “Swing

  1. Giggling Fattie

    July 5, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Ahhhh the pictures don’t load ๐Ÿ™

    But what a lovely thing! To set up the hammock there for all to enjoy! I’m sure lots of people were thankful for such an addition.

  2. Darn! I wanted to see that unexpected pleasure. What a great idea.

  3. I’ve left a few random swings around, mostly rope swings at swimming holes.

  4. Aw, the pictures didn’t come through for me. I’ve never heard of a trig point, but I would assume the view would be stunning.

  5. Oh ๐Ÿ™ Sorry, guys, I’m not sure what happened to the photos, but I have tried again. I hope they show this time!

  6. I will give him the hug, but will pick my moment for the good boy ๐Ÿ˜‰ Actually, he’s 6 months old now so he is really starting to remember his manners.

  7. Wow, that’s a view! Fun place to seat, and rest while enjoying the beautiful scenery โ˜€๏ธ

    • It’s lovely. I could take a book up there on a calm, sunny winter’s day and be perfectly happy.

  8. What a great place for a swing! The view is beautiful. I love stumbling across those sorts of things. Not literally. I guess I should say I love finding them ๐Ÿ™‚

    • There is something magical about finding gems like this. If someone had told me it was there it wouldn’t have been as wonderful as finding it myself.

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