After the mild autumn we had been experiencing the cold start on Friday let us know that winter was on its way. After gathering at Berowra Station and crossing over the freeway we followed the track as it descended steeply through Waratah Gully to Waratah Bay. Near the mouth of the bay are the oyster-caked piers and remains of a rusting boat a reminder of the Windybank's family and their boat-building business. in 1890.

We then followed the track along Cowan Creek as it wound its way up and down through Lords Bay, Winson Bay and No Name Bay to the Mt Ku-ring-gai Track junction and the remains of the Woodnuts Boatshed. As we walked along we noticed shell fragments on the ground the middens left by the Aboriginal people who once lived here.

We continued on and had lunch at Apple Tree Bay before the final zigzag ascent up to Mt Ku-ring-gai.

We had coffee at the Mt Ku-ring-gai Shopping Centre before returning to Mt Ku-ring-gai Station.

2018 05 11 PLus Don Wo downhill all the way 2018 05 11 Plus Wendy C DSC06337                                                                                                                           Downhill all the way from Berowra Station to Waratah Bay

 2018 05 11 PLus Don Wo shoreline walk2018 05 11 PLus Don Wo tide was out
                                                                  Start of the shoreline walk at Waratah Bay at Low Tide

 2018 05 11 Plus Barbara R P11901072018 05 11 Plus Barbara R P1190108 1                              Waratah Gully with Post holes from the old Bridge             The Bridge Crossing of Waratah Gully with Ned,Alan and Gordon Windybank about 1915

2018 05 11 Plus Barbara R P1190118 2018 05 11 Plus Barbara R P1190123                                                                   Morning Tea at Lords Bay                                                                                                          Cowan Creek Boulders 

 2018 05 11 Plus Wendy C DSC06336 2018 05 11 Plus Wendy C DSC06339
                                       View over Cowan Creek                                                            Steps to an old Residence revealed by the recent Bush Fire

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                                                                                                        Apple Tree Bay Lunch View 

 2018 05 11 Plus Wendy C DSC063502018 05 11 Plus Wendy C DSC06354                                                                              Kurt shared his lunch with some Seagulls

 2018 05 11 Plus Wendy C DSC063522018 05 11 Plus Wendy C DSC063422018 05 11 Plus Wendy C DSC06346                           Seen at Apple Tree Bay:       Marsh Heron                                                  Cormorant                                                                Lyrebird  

2018 05 11 Plus Barbara R P1190132 2018 05 11 Plus Barbara R P1190134
                        Water Stop at the Unnamed Bay                                                       At the Ku-Ring-Gai Track Junction for the Final ascent to the Train Station


Leaders:     Jill and Rhondda
Walkers:     Nick, Wendy C, Polly, Elaine, Martin, Robyn Ma, John M, Barbara, Kurt and Don W.
Photos by:  Barbara (5,7,8,11,17,18), Don W (1,3,4), Wendy C (2,9,10,12,13,14,15,16)
                   Historical Photograph number 6 sourced by Barbara from a post on social media by Kevin W.
Words by:   Jill