Sixteen members of the Batemans Bay Bushwalking Club took part in a map and compass navigation course last week, developed and presented by one of the members Ian Barnes. Ian discussed the theory of navigating, positioning oneself, planning and following a route, and using maps and compass to find your way. Members then had to put the theory into practice and ventured out into the Mogo State Forest to find their way through the bush back to their original starting point. With the thick undergrowth and no tracks, members were glad of that compass and map to find their way. The Club continues to offer four walks a fortnight ranging from easy to harder/exploratory walks. On Easter Thursday, thirteen club members completed an 11km medium grade circuit around Lemon Tree Creek near Lake Tabourie, while another 11 members visited the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens and walked an easier grade 7km circuit. On Easter Sunday, 9 members met in South Durras and walked to Myrtle Beach via the headlands and returned via some hilly bush tracks. This 10km easy/medium circuit was undertaken on a fairly warm day but all agreed the views were amazing. A 5km easy walk around the Sproxtons Road area near Nelligen was enjoyed by 13 members with a luminous ghost fungus spotted on the walk. Interested in walking and exploring our region? - Visit www.baybushwalkers.org.au for more information.
Above: Ian Barnes watching his ‘students’ put their theory into practice
Above: Bushwalkers enjoying their walk around the Botanic Gardens
Above: Heather Krech and Rodney Hills with nature’s bird bath on the Myrtle Beach walk
Above: Luminous Ghost Fungus