Walk, Swim and Picnic – Start of the 2021 Walking Year

The Batemans Bay Bushwalkers club’s first walking activity for 2021 was held at Longbeach Reserve where two walks were held and attended by 42 members and 1 visitor. The Easy/Medium Walk Leader, Glenn, welcomed a lively group of 26 walkers which included 3 newcomers on their first club walk and the visitor. The plan for the 8 km return walk was outlined and walkers were asked to observe Covid precautions. The walk started along the grassy verge behind the beach before climbing a long hill up to the attractive Spotted Gum forest covering Square Head.

Morning tea was taken on the beach at the mouth of Cullendulla Creek with expansive views across the broad Clyde River estuary to Batemans Bay. The Easy walk, led by Mary, took the group of 15 in bright, sunny weather along coastal tracks, beach and the local residential area.

After their respective walks, the two groups met up again back at the Reserve picnic area for lunch. Joan, Meriel and Grant (still on a high from his 100th birthday celebrations), also joined us at lunchtime.

It was a great opportunity to catch up with each other, renew friendships and plan further club activities.