Twenty walkers set out from Seaforth Oval, and were later joined by two others who had been held up in traffic. The day was pleasantly cloudy and cool.
Briefing at Seaforth Oval Our illustrious leaders
The Timber Getters Track is named because the timber felled at Frenchs Forest was drawn by bullocks to the wharf at Bantry Bay. The walk starts with many steps, down to the wharf, where the water looked particularly attractive. Some background was given to the munitions buildings there.
Heading down to Bantry Bay The group at Bantry Bay
Reflections at Bantry Bay
The track then follows the water for some distance; morning tea was held along the track, with sufficient rocky seats for all. The climb to The Bluff provided some challenges, which the group met with agility.
Approaching the Bluff - in the distance! Starting to climb
Golden Orb spider Obligatory orange fungus photo Beautiful butterfly
Climbing up again Time for a breather
Aliens on the track Pragati and Wendy
Rock overhang Distant Bantry Bay from the Bluff
Unfortunately, the Natural Bridge formation proved to be a bridge too far. The leaders decided on the recce that a further scramble down (and then back) a large sloping rock, was too great a challenge
The return along the Engraving track was uneventful, especially as the engravings are now closed off to the public. Lunch was back at the oval, before threatening rain and a cool change. Coffee was at Seaforth. Although not a long walk, it was enjoyed by all.
Bushwalking - on the Engraving Track Lunching at the oval
Walkers, led by Elaine E and Dawn, were Helen A., John B., Mary, Andy and Sue, Helen L., Lyndy, Christine McA , John M., Marilyn and Keith, John and Pat, Wendy P., Pragati, Anne R., Kurt, Jenny, Vreni, Don Wo.
Photos: Don Wo (1, 4, 9, 16). Christine McA (2, 6, 11, 13,14, 18), Anne R (3, 5, 7, 8, 10), Lyndy (15, 17 ), Keith (a visitor)(12)
First aiders were Lindy and Don Wo. Tail end Charlie, Kurt. Thanks all.
Words by Elaine E