"WALKS FOR ALL"
This weeks Dalmeny Narooma Bushwalkers walks had something for all members, from a lovely social walk last Saturday to a more challenging one on Thursday into the Brogo Wilderness which had not been done before.
On Thursday, the Club had two walks scheduled and both were really well attended. The first was in the the Mystery Bay area , led by a club legend Maggie Finch . Ten walkers started from the southern end of Mystery Bay and made their way via the Campground ,north to the historic velodrome,onto Corruna Lake entrance and Back via Billy's Beach to Mystery Bay for Lunch.
The walk had plenty of variety with some bush bashing,rock clambering,beach walking and through some very special spotted gum forest in the National Park.
The second walk conducted in the Puen Buen district near the Brogo Dam was a new area to the Club. Eleven walkers attended, with Steve Deck and Wendy Selby leading us in this fairly rugged area.The walk started going around the upper reaches of the dam following some old fire trails then moving into some bush going up a steep spur to a series of granite rocky outcrops overlooking the dam and with the Brogo wilderness looming up in the distance.
This remote locality had many huge granite tors, with rock lilies(orchards) in flower,ancient stranglers figs clinging to the rocky surfaces and very old "knarly"eucalypts growing in this poor granitic soil. After lunch in this location, we made our way along the ridge for some way before descending back to our cars and then afternoon tea at the dam. Approximately 8 klms was covered with Wendy and Steve being thanked by Narelle for a great experience.
The third and probably most special walk was held on Saturday. An easy walk was organised by Jan Thomas along the Kianga Bike Path to Duesbury Beach Lookout and back. This was put on for our social members and those who cannot attend our other walks anymore but are still members of the Club.
What a special morning it was to be able to spend time with the likes of Bob Hales, Bill Wilson, Patricia Latimore and Norma Ryan stalwarts of the Club over many, many years. Thirteen members attended this walk which is a great turnout considering we already had two walks this week. The spring summer program is now available on the web site http://www.dalmenynaroomabushwalkers.info