Nineteen cheerful walkers met in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park ready for the Bairne track. It was good to see some people who had been absent for some time for various reasons.
We set off briskly down the fire trail hoping to keep warm and dry. There were some puddles to avoid but generally there was little in the way of difficulties. Turning right after a couple of kilometres we headed towards a rocky outcrop overlooking Towlers Bay and Pittwater to the south. Despite the wonderful view, the cold weather did not encourage us to linger for long over our morning tea, so we returned along the track and took the Soldiers Point track where we had another fine view over Pittwater, this time looking northward with the Basin down to our left.
After lunch there, we returned to the cars along the Soldiers Point and Bairne tracks and, of course, headed for coffee at Terrey Hills.
Muddy Track Renegade
Mountain Devil Deceased Snake
It was delightful to be able to walk with others in bushland admiring the clear distant view of hills and waterways, the formation of trees, the growth after rain and being able to appreciate the sight and smell of early wattle.
Walkers: Helen A, Nick B, Chris B, Don B, Susan C, Tim, Elaine, John and Ros, Bill and Daryl, Lydia, Rick, Margaret P, Drina, Louis and Don Wo.
Leaders: Dawn and Lyn
Photography: Don Wo (1,2,3,7,8,12), Helen A (4,9,10), Margaret P (6), Louis (5,11)