Jul-Dec 2020

      2020 10 30 PlusWalk BarbaraC restview 092154                                                                                                                       'Lookout with wonderful views of Cowan Creek'

Twelve walkers started at Harwood Road and descended the Mt Ku-ring-gai Track to our morning tea spot at Apple Tree Bay with short stops at a lookout with wonderful views of Cowan Creek and to view an unusual sandstone cave.
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2020 10 30 PlusWalk PeterT descent 084924
                                           Down, down, down........                                                                                                                                               'Caveman' Peter T   

2020 10 30 PlusWalk Lyndy HelenAtakingaphotoofthephotographer                                                                               Helen A taking a photo of photographer, Lyndy who was taking a photo of the group from the top                            

                               2020 10 30 PlusWalk Deidre MorningTeaAppleTreeBay 095629 22020 10 30 PlusWalk BarbaraC signageatAppleTreeBay 095147                                                      The all important boating safety information                                                        A perfect day for our morning tea stop at beautiful Apple Tree Bay
We followed the shore of Apple Tree Bay to Cockle Creek and after an interesting stop to view a native bee hive walked along the Mangrove Broadwalk and Rainforest Track. Seeing water flowing through the Rainforest was a contrast to an HVB walk a few weeks ago when the creek was dry.
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2020 10 30 PlusWalk PeterT creekRainforestWalk110742    2020 10 30 PlusWalk PeterT grasstree 111200    2020 10 30 PlusWalk PeterT BobbinHead 112002                                     Water flowing again!                                              Grass Tree Xanthorroea resinifera                                                    Pretty Cockle Creek                                                                    2020 10 30 PlusWalk PeterT mountaindevil 111607  2020 10 30 PlusWalk PeterT nativeiris 140816  2020 10 30 PlusWalk PeterT PultenaeaRosmarinifoliaflower 111235                       
     Mountain Devil Lambertia formosa                      Native Iris Patersonia sericea                                          Pultenaea rosmarinifolia
After a steep climb up the lower Birrawanna track to another great lookout over Cowan Creek we descended a difficult track back to Apple Tree Bay for a leisurely lunch.
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Then it was back up the Mt Ku-ring-gai Track, with a side trip to "The Firefighters Rest" memorial, to our cars and coffee at The Wise Monkey in Berowra.
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          Peter T impresses his audience....now just how long was that brown snake!!                                                                  Isn't nature wonderful!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  'Eagle' Rock near "The Firefighters Rest"

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                                       "The Firefighters Rest"                                                                                                                                      This must surely be the last climb of the day!

Heard on the track.....a walker weighed their two pieces of fruit....the difference was 20grams....thought they would eat the heavier piece at morning tea so they wouldn't have to carry the that piece back up the track.  Hope the walker was grateful for their decision.....(Ed)

With thanks to Peter at the Tail End and Lyndy for being our First Aider.

Leaders: Martin and Bert

Walkers: Helen A, Bronwyn, Wendy C, Barbara C, Jenny C, Lyndy, Steve P, Deidre, Peter T and visitor Cleona.

Words by Martin

Photos by Barbara C (1, 5, 8, 10, 26), Deidre (2, 9), Peter T (3, 4, 6, 11-19, 21, 24, 28), Helen A (22), Wendy C (20, 23, 27)

2020 10 30 PlusWalk PeterT Track Profile                                                                                                                                          Track Profile

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