We set out on the 13th day of the month with 13 walkers on our first walk as leaders with high hopes for a great walk and to bring you all home safely and what a great day we had.The weather as usual was always going to be a unknown but it never dampened our spirits. Great walking along the bitumen and on to the the track for our morning tea stop at Shell Point looking back across the water to Narooma. Lots of amazing spotted gum, grey iron bark and coast grey box and lots of healthy burrawangs. Seeing the oyster leases and the stories of Ringlands Farm, Ringlands Bay and Ringlands Point; a glimpse into how things where done in the 1880’s to the regattas and the Sunday school picnics in the 1930’s what a day out that would have been.After working up a healthy appetite lunch was at Picnic Point a lovely open clearing. Time to don the wet weather gear as the rain began to fall for the last part of our walk.We saved the best till last with a lovely wander through the rain forest with the huge birds nest ferns in the trees and the amazing strangler figs and the giant stinger trees and back up the track to our cars. Just in time to beat the rain.To our other 11 walkers thank you for making our day so memorable and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Photos by Karen and Mary - Click for larger and captions **** This article first appeared on the Batemans Bay Bushwalking website
About the BATEMANS BAY BUSHWALKERS INC. 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. 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