Jan-Jun 2021

Seventeen walkers set forth from Staples Lookout. A brief walk along busy Woy Woy Road was soon safely over and the walk continued on firetrails and bush tracks in Brisbane Water National Park. Care was taken at all times on the sometimes stoney surface, with any necessary ups and downs, with clambering over gates etc and we all returned to cars further along the road.
Morning tea was enjoyed on a rock platform with extensive views........... 
2021 04 23 Reg Helen A. 20210423 102730 resized 2                                                                                                            Onwards and upwards to the summit of Mt Wondabyne                                                                               
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                                                     Briefing at Staples Lookout and a pause at the Mt Wondabyne Track junction
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              Banksia glory on Mt Wondabyne track (right) and My Wondabyne banksia (above)



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                                                                 Leaders Lyn (at the trig) and Mary G (on the track) plus Barbara R (at the trig)

.......but l think most of us were surprised to find ourselves at our lunch spot. We had been walking up, and up and, while in the mood, kept going up. There we were, nearly at the top of Mt Wondabyne! On and up we went.
How wonderful to feel on top of the world with friends surrounded by extensive blue sky above, green trees below, distant ocean views, colourful butterflies flitting around you and the feeling of accomplishment within!
  2021 04 23 Reg Barbara R P1030749 Small                                                                                            Hands up-we've made it to the top of Mt Wondabyne
2021 04 23 Reg MargaretP 20210423 120219 Hiking 5 Small                                                                                                          Lunchtime view from the summit
2021 04 23 Reg Anne R. Swallows on reeds of dam 23 4 21 P1330001 Copy2021 04 23 Reg Anne R. Wattle blooms P1320998 Copy2021 04 23 Reg Anne R. Butterfly on the summit of Mt WondabyneP1320992 Copy
                                                              Butterfly on summit of Mt Wondabyne, swallows on reeds of dam and Wattle blooms
2021 04 23 Reg Barbara R P1030739 Small                                                                                                                               The quarry
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              There were a variety of methods used to get over, through and round a locked gate (less elegant methods used, not shown)

2021 04 23 Reg Barbara R P1030735 Small                                                                                    A pause after the scramble round, under, over and through the locked gate

Walkers: Lyn and Mary G led fifteen others; Helen A, Nick, Chris B, Don B, Elaine, Michael F, Dawn, Bert, Margaret P, Wendy P, Barbara R, David R, Anne R, Kurt and a visitor
               First Aid: Barbara R, Helen A, Tail End, Don B


Photos:  Helen A (1,15,16,17), Wendy P(6,8), Margaret Person(10) Barbara R(2,3,4,5,7,9,14,18), Anne R (11,12,13)

Words: Lyn

 

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