Jul - Dec 2018

15 walkers met at Hornsby station for the riverside walk from Woy Woy to Governor Philip Memorial at The Rip bridge and over Blackwall Mountain.
After early concerns about showers, the day turned out to be nice and sunny, but with a cool breeze.
The walkers enjoyed the fine estuarine vista and the varied birdlife on the level walk down to the Memorial. At the Memorial itself, the plaques detailing Philip's and Hunter's exploits so soon after arriving in Australia gave rise to expressions of wonder.
The northern ridge climb up the Mountain was tough-going but thankfully short and the group was rewarded with great views eastwards from the lunch spot at the summit look out. After lunch it was a good hike back to the riverside and along to the coffee stop at Woy Woy.


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                                          Striding out at the start of the walk beside Woy Woy Channel (with the ducks as unimpressed spectators).

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                                                  The Riverside Walk beside Brisbane Water

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 2018 08 24 Reg Ros IMG 89352018 08 24 Reg HelenA 1009
                                                                                          Morning Tea on the Jetty by Brisbane Water

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 2018 08 24 Reg Lillian IMG 33142018 08 24 Reg Lillian IMG 33302018 08 24 Reg Lillian IMG 3336
                                                                                   Regrouping at the Governor Phillip Memorial

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    The Climb up Blackwall Mountain Rewarded with a Splendid View from the Summit - Wagstaff and Boudi National Park is central in the distance

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                                                                         Lunch on the Summit of Blackwall Mountain 

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                                                                                     The Group at the Summit of Blackwall Mountain

 2018 08 24 Reg Lillian IMG 3354
                                                  Down from mountain (lots of ducks) Walking back to near Woy Woy station for coffee

 

Leaders:       Michael and Sue
Walkers:       Helen A, Ruth, Rhondda, Elaine, Annette, Anne G, John & Ros, Lillian, Lyndy, Christine McA, Kurt and Vreni 
Photos By:    Christine McA (3,5,12,16,17), Helen A (2,7,8), Lillian (4,9,10,11,13,18), Ros (1,6,14,15)
Words By:     Michael and Sue

 

 
 

 

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