Dalmeny Narooma Bushwalking Club News

A very busy couple of weeks for the bushwalkers, first on the 26th May, there was the 35th Anniversary walk and picnic. They followed the original walk that was held in May 1986, up Bell Ridge Road, which goes from Dalmeny, west of the highway, up to Kianga Forest Road, the walkers explored around the Belle of Australia Reef Mine which was an underground gold mine. Before returning to a lovely cake made by long time member Norma Ryan, and a picnic at George Noble Park.

Thursday 3 June, was an early start to meet walk leader Gail Drury at Bermagui Co Op to walk Cowdroys Beach, Baronda Head area in Mimosa Rocks NP. Gentle but persistent rain did not deter Gail and 9 other bushwalkers from enjoying the bush tracks in the southern section of the park, 14kms – slightly longer than planned due to blocked vehicle access – weaved through attractive spotted gum and burrawang forests, with weeping she oaks glistening in the rain. Highlights included seeing Nelson Creek and Cowdroys and Gillards Beaches, reminding us what a unique and relatively pristine part of the south coast this area is.

Then on Saturday 5 June, the club held its AGM, now affiliated with Bushwalking NSW the club is as strong as ever with over 100 current members registered. The present committee were re-elected and two new life memberships were given out. Steve Deck, for all the walk organising he has done for the club in the past few years. The other life membership was for Wendy Selby, the secretary, for the organising, emails, of affiliating with Bushwalking NSW, corporation, new constitution and everything else. Both these life memberships were well deserved, stalwarts of the club, their input into jobs beyond what we might expect and ways of improving our club. Well done and thank you Steve and Wendy.

Above: the picnic gathering after anniversary walk.

Above: From left to right: Graham Small, Davey McMillan, Steve Deck, Ali Philip, Beris Jenkins, Shez Cooper, Miriam Wong, Gail Drury and Jan Smith on Cowdroys Walk.

Above: two new life members Wendy Selby and Steve Deck.