This year’s Easter Sunday walk started at Maloneys Beach and proceeded through Murramarang National Park, via beaches and forest to North Head.
20 walkers enjoyed the warm calm weather, first visiting one of the notable spotted gums in the area, followed by a morning tea break at the ruined concrete sea pool near Judges Beach. Then it was cross country through the burrawangs and eucalypts to North Head Beach and lunch in the shade on the rock platforms.
Above: Morning tea near Judges Beach. Batemans Bay Bushwalkers have scheduled this walk many times in the past and generally never see another soul on our travels, but at Easter there are holidaymakers on even the most remote beaches, although we had the forest tracks to ourselves.
On the walk back we took a slightly different route through the National Park past a set of abandoned stockyards and via Quiriga Beach. A most relaxing way to spend Easter Sunday.
Above: leader Karen with Mary Photos by Carol and Mary
**** This article first appeared on the Batemans Bay Bushwalking website
About the BATEMANS BAY BUSHWALKERS INC. First formed in 1985, we have about 200 members. We are not-for-profit and run by volunteers We are an Incorporated Association with a Constitution and a Committee to oversee administration Personal Accident, Public Liability and Associations Liability Insurance is funded by your annual subscriptions We publish 4 Walks Programs per year, with 2 walks a week of varying grades. Visitors are welcome on walks and are covered by our insurance for 3 walks per financial year Walks are led by volunteer Walk Leaders, who carry a GPS, topographic map, and when appropriate, a safety beacon. We take our safety seriously. Bushwalking is a risky business, accidents do happen, injuries do result. Each walk is graded for difficulty so that you can choose walks to suit your level of ability. Members and Visitors sign a Responsibility Waiver before each walk. We also get together for a variety of social activities and camps, but you have to be a Member to come along to those