Jan-Jun 2021

We met at 9.00 am under a darkening sky with a forecast of showers. We apologised to Anne R. who did not receive the Walk Advisory Form which
had advised the earlier start time.

We were 18 members which gave us a range of walkers from social strollers to tough scramblers. So the harder sections were described
i.e. Box Head and Lobster Beach. Members then decided what they wished to do when they arrived at them.

                                                   2021 03 12 Regular Chris McA 092141 2                                                                                                                                                                

 At morning tea, we enjoyed some great views from the top of the ridge until a shower caught us. Fortunately, for the rest of the walk, the
weather was just warm and humid.

                          2021 03 12 Reg AnneR P1320478 2         2021 03 12 Reg AnneR P1320481  

The track to Box Head gradually deteriorates so some members only walked part of it whilst others enjoyed a closer view at its end across to Lion
Island, Barrenjoey and Broken Head Bay.

                                                            2021 03 12 Reg AnneR P1320484  

2021 03 12 Regular Chris McA 101254 2   2021 03 12 Reg AnneR P1320491                                                                                                                                                 The three walk leaders                                                    Lion Island

        2021 03 12 Reg AnneR P1320493  2021 03 12 Reg AnneR P1320496                                                                                                                                                Anne G and the view north        Pragati and the view down to Box Head

2021 03 12 Reg Martin view from Box Head LO                                                                                                                           Some of the group at the point of Box Head

             2021 03 12 Regular Chris McA 111516 2       2021 03 12 Regular Chris McA 112404 2                                                                                                                        Celebrating John finding Pragati's pole         The group about to start on  the Flannel Flower Track

2021 03 12 Reg AnneR P1320503  2021 03 12 Reg AnneR P1320487  2021 03 12 Reg AnneR P1320495                                                                                                                     Flannel flowers                                              A fringe lily                         A Varied Swordgrass Brown butterfly

 The whole group then came together to walk to Wagstaff where members decided whether to go over the ridge and down to Lobster Beach, lunch on
top of the ridge or go straight down to Pretty Beach.

                                                          2021 03 12 Reg AnneR P1320507                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Just what was in Nick's water bottle?

Finally, we all met up at Hardys Bay for a coffee, a milk shake or both 

Leaders: Nick B and Chris B were assisted by Martin and tail-end-charlie Don B.

Walkers: Anne R, Wendy P, Pragati, Chris McA, Lyn T, Mary G, Margaret P, Elizabeth P, Lydia, John and Ros, Anne G, Rhondda

Visitor: Keith H

Words by Nick

Photos: Anne R (2,3,4,6,7,8,12,13,14,15 ), Chris McA (1,5,10,11), Martin (9)

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