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Dalmeny/ Narooma Buswalklers Report

VARIED WALKING LOCATIONS CLOSE TO HOME

One walk was held whilst the Club was away in Mallacoota and 2 this week to top off a busy spring walking program.

Maggie Finch, Kerryn Ogg and Nadienne Holt had a 6klm walk around 1080 beach and surrounds south of Mystery Bay for members who didn't go away. This is a popular spot with the Bushwalkers and always offers us plenty of interesting things to see.

This Thursday walk was led by Gail Drury and took place in a new area for the Club, in Bermagui State Forest.( in and around Narira Creek a feeder creek to Wallaga lake) Fifteen walkers were involved in a bit of bush bashing up and down a few steep slopes and dry creek bed walking.Some nice views were had towards Gulaga and a large mob of eastern grey kangaroos were disturbed in one area.

An interesting highlight was the abandoned "Hippy Hideout discovered off one track which still had a few buildings in reasonable shape with many 1970's artifacts left to rot. The walk finished before it got too hot and the howling wind got going. Steve Deck thanked Gail for putting the 9klm walk on and made a be line for Bermagui to have lunch in the cool sea breeze.

The second walk, led by Margaret Moran was on Satuday in a favourite area close to Narooma. We started at Corruna Lake ocean entrance and headed North close to the Lake through the bush to Nargal Freshwater Lake and picked up the tracks to Bolgola Head. Then down to the beach and along Fullers and Loaders Beach back to the cars. Highlights included the classic south coast spotted gum and burrawang forest, beautiful views towards Montague Island, folded rock formations on the coastal cliffs,whales,dolphins, and many bird species. Margaret even identified a hooded plover, which is very rare in NSW with only 20 breeding pairs left, lunch was had tucked out of the wind by a rocky point near Loaders Beach. A great walk from a different starting point. David thanked Margaret for her efforts in putting this really interesting 10 klm walk on. She is a fine leader,an experienced bushwalker, taking time to explore little "nooks and crannys" explaining to others about points of interest and taking magnificent photo's, a fantastic person to have in the Club.


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