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Seventeen walkers met at Chatswood Station for the bus to Fullers Bridge, and the start of the Riverside walk in Lane Cove National Park.  It was a beautiful sunny day, with no sign of the previous day’s storms.

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                                                                                                                                    The Walk Leaders 

The early section of the track has quite a lot of boardwalk, with good views of the river alongside .  We passed several picnic areas, quiet at this time, but usually very busy at weekends.  Morning tea was at one such area, with adequate tables for all.
After morning tea, the track developed into a real bush track, with quite a few steps, tree roots etc., providing difficulties for some.

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                                                                               Morning Tea

The highlight of the day was coming across a man with a very large camera, who was birdwatching.  He had also just seen a red belly black snake head into a grassed area. We were all very excited when he told us he had discovered two powerful owls in the trees nearby.  With a little help, most of the group were able to locate them, high in the trees, many trying also to photograph them.

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                                                                   Powerful Owl                                                            Powerful Owl Sign Board

The last section of the track was on road and street.  Lunch spots were in short supply, but fortunately Lyndy knew of a secluded section of Eden Gardens where it was quite permissible for us to lunch, before we moved on for coffee.

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Elaine and Dawn led Nick B., Michael, Rosie, Sue K., Lyndy, Chris Mc., Robyn Mi., Marilyn M. Jan P., Wendy P., Barbara and David, Anne R., Dennis, Don Wo.
Thanks to Lyndy, as First Aider, and Barbara and Nick as Tailender.

Report: Elaine
Photography: Don Wo (1 & 8), Christine Mc (2 & 12), Barbara R (3, 4, 7 & 11), Robyn Mi (5 & 6), Elaine (9), Lyndy (10)