Jan-Jun 2019

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What lovely people we Hill View Bushwalkers are!  In perfect weather, 27 of us walked the America Bay track from West Head Road through the bush and, crossing a small creek, we ended up on a rock-platform with some impressive views overlooking the Bay.  We had our morning tea then made our way back, sidetracking to some aboriginal engravings – a woman and a whale and some smaller animals, then back to the cars.

   2019 5 1 Peter T Briefing 20190531 092440      2019 5 31 Drina 1. Setting out to Americas Bay                                                  Leader briefing happyh walkers                                                                                                        Setting out for America Bay

    2019 5 1 Peter T scribbly gum 20190531 112203    2019 5 1 Peter T B ericifolia 20190531 112521    2019 5 31 Drina 6. Scribbly gum                                                                                                                                 Scribbly gums and Banksia ericifolia along the way

 

 

     2019 5 31 Lyndy America Bay IMG 20190531 095106    2019 5 31 Lyndy morning tea IMG 20190531 WA0003                                 America Bay, from the morning tea site                                                       If you had the right spot, you had the view too.

 

     2019 5 31 Drina 5. Trudging back after mrning tea   2019 5 31 Drina 7. Sign almost hidden in grass   2019 5 31 Drina 8. Engraving 1                                                             Trudging back up the hill...................                                    .........to the aboriginal carvings.......

                   2019 5 31 Drina 9. Engraving 2       2019 5 31 Drina 10. Looking at Aboriginal Engravings                                                                                                                                 .................which were examined with great interest.

We drove back a little way to the Topham track, a fire trail which took us to our lunch spot with a lovely view over Refuge Bay, a 4 km return trip.

2019 5 1 Peter T Topham Track 20190531 112146   2019 5 31 Don WoTopham track P1060996   2019 5 31 Drina 15. Walkers and tree                                                                                                       Three photographers show three perspectivves of the Topham Track

                                  2019 5 31 Don Wo lunch P1070002          2019 5 1 Peter T returning from lunch 20190531 121046                                                                                                                            Fit walkers don't need to sit for lunch!                                                 Leaving lunch, heading for coffee

We enjoyed our walk and each other’s company, also our coffee at P’Neenies, Terrey Hills.  Not a long walk but lots of fun I think!

Our 27 walkers were Ida, Nick, Ruth, John B, Sue B, Tim & Lydia, Annette & David, Anne G, Mary, Rosie, Aileen, Helen L, Lyndy, Christine M (Leader), Bill M & friend Mishu, John M, Margaret P, Wendy P (Leader), Pragati, Barbara, Jenny, Drina, Peter T, Don Wo.  John M was tail-end Charlie, Lyndy & Don were our first-aiders.

Words: Wendy

Photos: Peter T (1,3,4,13,17); Drina (2,5,8,9,10,11,12,15); Lyndy (6,7); Don (14,16)

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