Thursday 10 June, cancelled to predicted rain. No walk on the long weekend. Then, at last Thursday 17 June, weather was ideal for a walk at Pedro Point Maggie Finch led 16 walkers on a very interesting 10km bushwalk around Pedro Point area. Beach sections to start and finish the walk, with a wander along Congo Creek and past Pedro Swamp, through all the tall coastal trees including Banksia’s and Burrawangs. On the beach they had a nice lunch, then back to the cars where the walkers thanked Maggie for the enjoyable walk.
Saturday 19 June, with predicted SW strong wind, the walk leader Jo Jean-Mairet decided not to cancel the walk for Rixons Road, which was inland west from Buckeridge Lookout, but to put something coastal on instead. Six keen walkers turned up at the meeting point at George Noble Park, with the wind gusting, clouds gathering, the walkers headed for Mummaga Lake around the back of Dalmeny. Swans, pelicans were on the back of the lake and at times the walkers were out of the wind. Walking around the edge of lake, coming back via pathways, roads, they walked towards the Industrial Area at Dalmeny, they then walked behind the houses making their way to Duesbury Road, using a new track that a walker had found on a previous walk. Sharing knowledge through these tracks, another walk leader Maggie Finch, helped Jo lead the way. On reaching the coast the walkers were very keen to see the big surf which was predicted today. They were not disappointed, it was huge! Then the decision where to have lunch out of the wind, making their way around the headland to almost at Mummaga Lake entrance opposite the caravan park, climbing down to the rocks wedged in from the wind, they had a lovely lunch watching the surfers off Dalmeny Beach, with the wind howling overhead. From here it was a short walk along the cycle path/walkway to the cars, where everyone thanked Jo for the lovely easy walk of 11km.
Pedro Point in among the Banksia's.
Off Dalmeny Headland watching surfers.