Thirteen was the lucky number of plus walkers who enjoyed the walk along the Perimeter/Wilkins/Cullamine/Slade/Duffys Wharf tracks. The weather was kind with just an occasional weak attempt to wet us along the track. Morning tea at Wilkins Lookout offered a magnificent view down into Smiths Creek. A similarly spectacular view, from Slade’s Lookout looking west and downstream along Cowan Creek towards Halvorsen’s Marina and the Pavilion at Bobbin Head beyond, was enjoyed during our lunch stop.
The wet and wild weather of early June had created some extra difficulties with some sections of the track washed out and wet and an occasional fallen tree to negotiate. However the plus for the day was that the hard, dry, steep and slippery fire trail down to Cowan Creek and Duffys Wharf was now softer under foot and less problematic than it had been on the reccie three weeks earlier.
Ladies on a rock at morning tes at Wilkins Lookout above Smith's Creek
The rest of the group at morning tea at Wilkins Lookout The entire group assembled save photographer Elaine
Mushroom on the Perimeter Track Wattle along the Wilkins Track
Knobbly Angophora on the Slade Track Cowan Creek fron Duffy's Wharf Point
At Duffy's Wharf Point Looking down on Bobbin Head
Duffy's Wharf Track descent Duffy's Wharf (see note below)
Note: Picture of Duffy's Wharf supplied by Clive who advises " the wharf was constructed in the mid 1850's and the photograph could have been taken 20-30 years after construction. Note the axeman in the photo, it could be Peter Duffy who built the wharf"
Words by Ros G.
Leaders Elaine, Lyn and Ros G led Celia, Wendy C. Barbara, Rhondda, Vreni, Susan C, three Johns (B, M, and G) and Clive.
Photos by Barbara (1,7,8,9,10), Susan C.(2), Elaine (3), Wendy (4,5,6)