Jul-Dec 2016

Following several days of wet weather, eight hardy souls met at the Punt Reserve to undertake the Manly Scenic Walkway (to give it its proper title). In spite of threatening grey skies, we were fortunate to only have a couple of brief periods of drizzle.Anyone who has not done the walk recently will find a lot more developed tracks and steps, plus a couple of detours, to allow further work, and one closed- off footbridge, requiring a further detour. High tides made it necessary to do the higher level tracks at each end of the walk. Morning tea was at Clontarf; one long legged member did the grotto track, while the rest pressed on in case of rain. Lunch was delayed for the same reason, and eventually consumed in a children's playground, with a sun shelter over the top.

Despite the weather, the walk was very enjoyable; the bush looked very fresh and green, and a few early wildflowers were blooming. Coffee was enjoyed at the Manly Wharf Hotel.

 

                                                                                      Walkers with North Head in the bakkground, taken from Tania Park    

2016 07 08 Reg Don W group nice background

 

          Cave en route to morning tea at Clontarf                                                                                                                                              Flowers along the track                            
2016 07 08 Reg Don W track thru nice bush

2016 07 08 Reg Don W group cave shelter

                                                                                                                                             

           Epacris Bush                                                                                                                                                                                   and close up                    
2016 07 08 Reg Don W epacris closeup

2016 07 08 Reg Don W epacris bush                                                                                                                                                                

    Ladies at lunch at North Harbour Park                                                                                                                                      ..........and Gentlemen(?) at play
2016 07 08 Reg Don W juveniles

2016 07 08 Reg Don W wet lunch

                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Walk photographer Don W.

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 Leaders Elaine and Dawn led six other walkers, Margaret B, Bert, Claude and Margaret, Anne R and Don W.

 Words by Elaine

 Photos by Don W (1-7), Elaine (8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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