Jul-Nov 2022

10 keen walkers met at Bobbin Head in spite of the weather forecast for some rain.

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The selected circuit took us straight up the steep escarpment to near the top of the plateau. It was hard going.

 2022 09 02 Reg David S IMG 20220902 091516Going up ......  2022 09 02 Reg David S IMG 20220902 091553and up ......

2022 09 02 Reg David S IMG 20220902 091612Taking a breather  2022 09 02 Reg David S IMG 20220902 091810Almost there....

2022 09 02 Reg David S IMG 20220902 091817Need a hand?

Just as well the climbing strength was required at the beginning of the walk and not after a pleasurable lunch!

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                                                             Great place for morning tea!
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Lots of flowers (Boronia mainly) around the Morning Tea area which had a lovely view overlooking the bush and valley beyond.

 2022 09 02 Reg David S IMG 20220902 095235 BSpring has arrived!  2022 09 02 Reg David S IMG 20220902 102549At last - some flat ground

2022 09 02 Reg David S IMG 20220902 121025Unusual name for a bush hiking track?          2022 09 02 Reg David S IMG 20220902 113758The penny drops...

A fairly flat fire trail led past an Aboriginal Heritage site, one of 350 sites in the Ku-ring-gai National Park. Unfortunately it was closed off. We decided to have an early lunch at the Sphinx Memorial. It shows an Egyptian Sphinx (male features) which was carved out of the local sandstone by Private William Shirley in the 1920s in honour of the fallen comrades in WW1.

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A rocky steep descent led us down to the water and along the foreshore. The track was slightly challenging.

2022 09 02 Reg David S IMG 20220902 120711Going down....  2022 09 02 Reg David S IMG 20220902 121221......then along some rocky sections
  
2022 09 02 Reg David S IMG 20220902 121307Cowan Creek
Due to the run-off after the wet winter season the undulating path was a little difficult in places.

2022 09 02 Reg David S IMG 20220902 125110This could be a little tricky...  2022 09 02 Reg David S IMG 20220902 125232Gentleman Don

2022 09 02 Reg David S IMG 20220902 125909Potential shelter from the rain?                    2022 09 02 Reg David S IMG 20220902 132242Another step closer to the coffee shop                          
But being intrepid walkers, we all made it back to have coffee at the Boathouse Coffee Shop in the early afternoon and then home to a well-deserved shower/cup of tea/rest/relax etc.

Thank you, Don, for leading and being a good pacemaker.

Walkers: Don B, Vreni, Christine B (leaders), Elaine, Christine M, Wendy P, Anne R, David S, Nick S, Lyn

Words by Vreni 

Photos: Nick S (1,14); David S

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