On a beautiful Spring day, twenty walkers assembled at the Lake Park Rd, North Narrabeen, start point for the extended walk around Narrabeen Lagoon. It was a pleasure to welcome back two members who, for various reasons, had not walked for a while.
Attention away from the Leader
This almost-all level walk had been substituted at short notice, due to the unfortunate and unavoidable unavailability (!) of both the leaders and the back-up leaders of the programmed walk at Mountain Lagoon.
The route followed the north shore of the “Outer” part of the Lagoon to the Pittwater Rd bridge where it joined the well-used circuit track of the “Inner” Lagoon.
End of racing
Still waters Old codgers - Maybe not Anne
Proceeding anti-clockwise alongside Wakehurst Parkway, the enhanced utility of the reasonably new boardwalk was enjoyed before stopping for morning tea at the picnic area at the westernmost end of the Lagoon.
Quite a number of Superb Wrens, frolicking in the scrub and on the track, delighted us during the southerly transit of that end of the Lagoon after the break.
The route then proceeded eastwards behind the War Veterans Village, past the memorial plaques, to Jameson Park and finally back past the multiple duck families populating the eastern shore of the “Inner” Lagoon.
The walk then crossed Pittwater Rd and proceeded along the south bank of the “Outer” Lagoon, crossing the Ocean St bridge to the much-needed lunch spot in the park there.
Lunch group serious Lunch group relaxed Lunch duo overflow
The final leg was a short walk back past the Narrabeen Caravan & Camping Park to the cars and the coffee shop, where the high spirits confirmed that everyone had had a good day on the track in great weather.
Multitude of swans Multitude of cormorants
The walkers were: Michael & Peter R (Leaders), Annette & David, Bella, Christine McA, Christine S, Diana, Don Wo, Elaine, Elizabeth, Frances, Helen A, Howard & Margaret, John d’C, Kurt, Lyn & Wendy P plus second-time visitors Colleen J & Eva.
Thanks to Peter for helping to lead at such short notice, to Christine as First Aider & to Don Wo as Tail-Ender.
Photos: Don Wo (3, 12), Helen A (1,4,5,9,10,11), Pete (2,6,7,8,13,14,15)