Our leader, Rob, promised us “views all round” and this walk certainly delivered.
From the panoramic scenery of Gulaga (Mt Dromedary), Najanuga (Little Dromedary) and Tilba, lake and sea vistas, views of whales splashing about off the coast, and dramatic cloud formations as we hoped for rain, it was all there.
17 Batemans Bay bushwalkers arrived early and set off up hill followed by 18 members of Dalmeny and Narooma walking club. 35 being a few too many for one leader to handle, we stayed in two groups and met up during morning tea and lunch.
As we had permission from the land owners we enjoyed walking in pastural land accompanied by friendly cows then we climbed to Najanuga summit where the best views were to be had. On return we checked out stag horn ferns growing on rocks near the ground, dodged cow pats and kicked up dust from the dry path.
Then we walked through Sheringham farm to the serene Little Lake and onto the golden sandy beach for an early lunch. A bank of dark clouds followed us from the south as we headed to the Tilba Cemetary but we stayed dry on the return to the cars.
A beautiful walk.
Batemans Bay Bushwalkers are a crew of around 200 members, with the shared goal of finding, exploring and enjoying the natural secrets of our corner of Australia. If you would like more information about the group or details on how you can join us, go to our website at www.baybushwalkers.org.au.