Jul-Dec 2020

For our first walk after the break it was great to have 12 walkers all social distancing waiting for us in Bampi Place on a beautiful sunny morning. After the pre-walk brief from Clive we set out on the Explosive Reserve track & onto the foreshore track to HC Press Park for morning tea. It was once a picnic ground, running track & dance Hall. After a rest in the sun we took a detour to see Willis Castle, built by Henry Willis in 1905 & named after Innisfallen a ruined abbey in Kilarney. Back on the track around North Arm of Sugarloaf Bay we crossed Scott's Creek via a wooden bridge & onto the Harold Reid foreshore walk to the South Arm of the bay. Once on the South Arm we then veered onto a track on the right & uphill to the Sugarloaf Lookout. Here we had a well-earned rest & lunchbreak with spectacular views of the Castle, Seaforth & surrounding bays. After lunch we retraced our steps back to Denawen Ave & onto the short cut via some streets back to the cars. Most of the group then enjoyed a coffee & after walk chat at the "Grumpy Baker" cafe in Castle Cove.
Thanks everyone for a great day out

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Before Settling Down For Morning Tea,                                                                                     Morning Tea At HC Press Park
Our Leader Celia Explained The Route Ahead                         

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Some Flowers Seen On The Walk
1.    Trigger Plant Stylidium sp
2.    Heath Banksia Banksia ericifolia
3.    Crowea Crowea saligna
4.    Fucshia Heath Epacris longiflora
5.    Epacris pulchella
6.    Wax Flower Eriostemon australasius
7.    Native Iris Patersonia sericea

                                                                                                                                                                                      

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At Lunch,                                                                                                                                        A Welcome Post-Walk Chat At 'The Grumpy Baker'  
A Magpie Hopefully Watched For A Tasty Morsel From Hazel   

 

Leaders Were:      Clive & Celia.
Walkers Were :     Chris B, Bronwyn, Wendy C, Barbara C, Lyndy, Hazel, Bert, Steve P, Kurt, Nick S, Deidre, Sue S

Photos By:      Deidre ( 2,3,4,6 ), Sue S (1,5,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 )

Words By:      Celia                

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