by David Maidment 35TH ANNIVERSARY WALK NEXT SATURDAY.
The Dalmeny/Narooma Bushwalkers have been busy. Since our last report four walks have been completed. Margaret Moran led a walk into Corunna State Forest into the area recently, and controversially logged by State Forests west of the Princes Highway, viewing the Giants of Macquarie Street v, the name given to the very large remnant trees deemed too close to the creeks to log. What a shame to degrade the rest of this small area. The walk then crossed to the eastern side of the highway completing a very enjoyable walk. On the following Saturday Jo Jean-Mariet led 6 walkers around the ringlands circuit to the rainforest and old fig tree. It was a lovely morning before the weather turned for the worse in the afternoon. Last Thursday Steve Deck took 12 walkers for a foreshore scramble around Dalmeny Headland. This is a short walk of 6klm with some difficult sections but he timed it at low tide making it safe. Many of the walkers had not done this before and enjoyed it immensely Finally, last Saturday Barry Keely took 13 walkers to Coman's Mine and Gulph Creek area of Nerrigundah. This was an eye opener as the regrowth after the fires is massive (see photo below) All the old mining equipment was damaged but we managed to get in and look at the old mine. The walk was shortened due to the time taken to penetrate the regrowth. Thanks to all the walk leaders was expressed at the end of each walk. While all this was going on locally, a group of 6 walkers were in Victoria walking the Great Ocean Walk near Apollo Bay. More about that later. Now this coming Saturday is the 35th Anniversary of the founding of the Club. We are walking the original first walk following the exact route along Bells Ridge Rd at the back of Dalmeny. This will be followed by a picnic at Noble Park. Come to the walk, just the picnic or whether you are thinking about joining the Club, all are welcome to this special occasion.