Dalmeny/Narooma Bushwalkers outing this week was conducted in and around upper Whittakers Creek. A great turnout of members came and the weather was fine and clear. Steve Deck and David Maidment put this walk on and due to the numbers split into two groups to comply with regulations at the moment. David said "We travelled as usual in our own vehicles to two commencement points to meet and start our walks. The walk comprised approximately 1/3 dirt roads,1/3 bush tracks and 1/3 bush and creek walking. This is a lovely area and not very far from Dalmeny. The creek is flowing, the bush looks fresh from the recent rain and it is very interesting to see the recovery of the vegetation in the fire damaged areas we walked through.
"During this walk one of our walkers slipped and hurt herself crossing the Creek. We were in the bush and approximately 400 metres from the road but near an old "snigging" track. First aid was applied, rescue backup was called in and within an one hour and half the VRA , Ambulance and Police had her out and away to Moruya Hospital for a check up and stitches." "As with our safety protocols the walk was abandoned and her care took priority." "The club would like to publicly thank the Authorities who attended for both their promptness, professionalism and caring attitude in a difficult and awkward location. It just showed everybody accidents are easy to happen ,even in a location close to town and not to far off the beaten track.Thanks also to all our members who were involved in helping out in this incident it was team effort to get the situation resolved so well."