Jan-Jun 2021

Thirty-five members and one visitor assembled at Manly for the walk to The Spit. Two separate groups formed, and the walk took place without incident

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2021 03 05 REG Christine C MT 1  2021 03 05 REG Peter R MT

Each group at morning tea

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The tide being low we walked on the rocks before Forty Baskets and Reef beaches

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and a fresh breeze blew as we climbed to Dobroyd Head

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Each group lunched in Clontarf Reserve, where take-away coffee was available at the kiosk.

 

Keen photographers noticed many flowers along the way.  The wet weather seems to have convinced the flowers to have another surge in Autumn

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   epacris                                                     wattle                                        eristemon

 2021 03 05 REG Don W mint wldflowers  2021 03 05 REG Peter R banskia 2021 03 05 REG Peter R grass tree

  mint                                         banksia               xanthorea in flower

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Fauna were also spotted by keen eyed photographers

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The walk officially ended in Avona Crescent where some had parked their cars. Others walked from Ellery Punt Reserve to find a bus stop on the Spit-Manly Road.

 It was agreed that Ros, Lyn and Bert from the Sub-Walks Committee could not have done a better job of matching the iconic Sydney walk with a perfect day in early autumn.

Group 1: Leaders Kurt and Mary thank first-aider Chris McA and tail-end-Charlie Vreni.
Others in the group were: Elaine, Annette Ell, Diana, Robyn Ma, Claude and Margaret, Wendy P, Anne R, Nick S, Lyn, and visitor Phyllis
Group 2: Leaders Helen A and Nick B thank first-aider John G and tail-end-Charlie Don B.
Others in the group were: David C, Tim, Mike and Sue, Vivienne, Anne G, Ros, Lydia, Bert, Elizabeth, Bella and Pete, Barb R, David R, Pauline, Don Wa, Don Wo.

Words by Helen A

Photos: Christine C 1,2,10; Peter R 3,15,16,18; Margaret P 4,6,19; Don W 7,14; Barbara R 8,11,12,13; David C 17;  Pauline T 9.

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