Jan-Jun 2018

We set off into the Wyrrabalong NP by ascending the Red Gum Trail to a lookout providing views down to Tuggerah Lake, where we stopped for morning tea.  Red Gums and Angophra were the order of the day followed by Cabbage Tree Palms and Lillypillys as we traversed the Lillypilly trail and headed via the Link and Burrawang tracks down to Pelican Beach for lunch. Hunger pangs relieved, we then walked up the beach sighting  some interesting creatures en route including a sea snake.  Further investigation by Pete after the walk revealed that this was quite probably a venemous yellow bellied sea snake several of which have been found washed up on beaches of the NSW South Coast after the recent storms. They are more prevelant in tropical waters. We then arrived at Soldiers Beach and after traversing, climbed up the steps and headed for our much anticipated coffee.


2018 06 08 Plus Barbara P1190394                                                   Pausing for a break on the Red Gum Trail
2018 06 18 Plus Pete P1040476 Custom                                                                  Where have we got to now, leaders?
2018 06 08 Plus Barbara P1190401 Medium2018 06 08 Plus Barbara P1190402 Small

         

 

Fungae in all colours, shapes and sizes were the order of the day

       

                                                                          

2018 06 08 Plus Sue S Orange fungus on Burrawang Track Small2018 06 18 Plus Pete P1040472 Copy Small


                        2018 06 08 Plus Sue S Rainforest fruit2018 06 08 Plus Sue S Old Man Banksia Banksia serrata 094649 Small                            Rain Forest Fruit and Old Man Banksia
2018 06 08 Plus Don Wo acacia sp2018 06 08 Plus Sue S Climbing Guinea Flower Hibertia scandens at Pelican Beach121015 Small                                                                 Acacia and Climbing Guinea Flower -Hibertia scandens(right)
2018 06 18 Plus Pete P1040478 Small              On through the  forest on the Lillypilly Trail
2018 06 08 Plus Sue S Coast Banksia Banksia integrifolia on track to pelican beach 121317                                           and down past coastal Banksia on the track to Pelican Beach
2018 06 18 Plus Pete P1040484 Medium2018 06 18 Plus Pete P1040482 Medium                At lunch on Pelican Beach
2018 06 08 Plus Anne R P1180642 Copy 2 Large                        A red capped plover on Pelican Beach

2018 06 18 Plus Pete P1040488 Large  Striding out along Pelican Beach
2018 06 08 Plus Anne R P1180644 Copy2018 06 18 Plus Pete P1040500 Small Medium                                                        A stranded sea snake was a source of great interest to the group.(refer report)
2018 06 08 Plus Sue S 132030 001 resized                                      Ready to climb up the steps off Soldiers Beach and on to coffee.

2018 06 08 Plus Anne R P1180652 Copy Medium                 "Birthday Boy" Don Wo, one of our "star" octogenarian walkers, relaxes at the coffee shop


Walkers: Chris B and Vreni led sixteen others, Nick, Elaine, Mary, Dawn, Bert, Steve, Pragati, Pete and Bella, Barbara, Anne R, Kurt, Sue S, Lyn, Don Wo and a visitor.

Photos: Anne (11,15,17, 20), Barbara (1, 3, 4), Don Wo (9), Pete (2, 5, 13, 14, 16, 18), Sue S (6, 7, 8, 10, 12), Visitor (19)



 

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