Jul-Dec 2020

'23 Walkers assembled at the Towlers Bay track-head and proceeded to MT at a lookout offering panoramic views.'
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Looking north over Morning Bay (John M, Judy) and looking east to the Pittwater and Newport on the coast (Michael and Sue). 

'We then descended through spotted gum and forest oak to first a small dam and then a summer house near the waters edge where the poet Dorothea Mackellar lived in the 1920's.'
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'Relections in a dam' and Dorothea Mackellar's abode at Little Lovett Bay. Times change - the youngest walker (in their 40's?) had not heard of DMac.

2020 10 23 Reg DonWo morning beach lagoon
'The walk continued to Morning Bay where we admired the mangroves and marvelled at a jet ski riding dog',

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Left: The group gathered at Morning Bay lagoon and
Top: Tail-end Tim the last to leave.
Sadly no image of the jet ski owner taking his dog for a trip.


'We then meandered back to Woody Point for a leisurely lunch. Next came the steep assent of the Youth Hostel track back to our MT spot.'
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Another half hour of walking on a very hot, exposed fire trail took us back to the cars and then coffee at Terry Hills.'

Odds and Ends

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A beady stare from a Lace Monitor Varanus varius and a Grass Tree Xanthorrhoea flower feeding a couple of bees.

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Photographed at MT: Serious listening by Don Wo and Helen A; Bronwyn, Elizabeth  and Bill S more relaxed.

Leader: Martin, co-leaders Helen A and Chris B, John G assisting on the day.
Walkers: Bronwyn, Rhondda, Tim, Elaine, Annette Ell, Michael and Sue, Judy, Ros G, Chris McA, Bill McD, Lydia, John M, Elizabeth, Wendy P, Pragati, Bill S, Don Wo and Darryl.
Tail-End: Tim

Words: Martin; Photos: Chris McA 1,2,6,12; DonWo 3,4,5,9,10,11,13; HelenA 7,8

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