The first walk of the year was eagerly awaited, with hopes for less disturbance than in the last couple of years.  In fact, it was forecast as a 29 degree day, and had it been a couple of degrees higher, it might have been cancelled.
However, nine brave walkers turned up to enjoy a beautiful day and stunning scenery.  We met by chance with the Plus group at the bus stop, but then separated at Palm Beach.  We coped with the long flight of steps at the end of the beach, then proceeded to Whale Beach, where we found a shady patch for morning tea.  A bit of street walking, then the major climb up Bangally Head, with the reward of lunch at the top, again with fabulous views.   
On our return to Avalon ,hot and weary, but with an early finish, we found the surf club coffee shop closed, but enjoyed ( mostly iced) coffee nearby.

2022 02 18 Regular Ros G Elaine and Dawn 20220218 121616
                                                                                                   Our intrepid leaders Elaine and Dawn

2022 02 18 Regular Don Wo Bengalley                                 2022 02 18 Regular Ros G 20220218 121503
Barrenjoey from Bangallay Head                                                                                      Elaine, Keith, John G

2022 02 18 Regular Don Wo View                       2022 02 18 Regular Don Wo
Walkers: Elaine and Dawn led Ros and John, Keith, Bill Mc and visitor John, Vreni and Don Wo.

HVB John offered to cover First Aid, Vreni was tailender. Thanks to both.

Photos: Ros G (1, 3), Don Wo (2, 4, 5)