Jan-Jun 2016

We enjoyed a very pretty walk on an overcast day through rainforest complete with beautiful ferns, lovely trees, palms mosses and fungi. We followed the Waterman's Walk initially, stopping at Seymour Pond for morning tea. Then we continued to Toomey’s Walk slowly ascending to St John’s Lookout where we had lunch. After lunch we made our way back down to the
cars via the Graves Walk.
This would have completed a perfect day, unfortunately though, we spent a lot of our time, salt in hand, trying to get rid of the leeches which seemed to like us very much! Some suffered more than others and Barrie, Don W, Kevin and Faye were badly affected.
However, overall it was a most pleasant walk which just got better when we reached our coffee reward, at the Bamboo Buddha Café.

'We followed Waterman's walk initially...'                                                                                         '..,stopping at Seymour Pond for MT'

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Trees seen individually,                                                      and observed growing tall on the escarpment below a viewing spot
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Kevin and Annette looking out over the view from St John's Lookout, adjacent to the lunch time spot.

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   ....and back at the lunch table, time is divided between eating and leech tracking. Sue F seems to have found something; Barrie definitely has.

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                                                                                ' ... we reached our coffee reward, at the Bamboo Buddha Café.'
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2016 04 08 Reg WendyP IMG 1624aAnd hitch hikers rode into town with Don W.

 

 

 

 

For the record the 12 walkers were Wendy P & Annette (Leaders), then Lea, Sue F, Rosemary S, Kevin, Don W, Barrie, David E, Margaret P, Robyn M and Faye.

 

Words and all photos (except the group at coffee) by Wendy P.

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