Paddle Tuross Lake & River

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Photos by Mary

Ringlands Track Wagonga Inlet

Saturday 13 October 2018

Photos by Karen and Mary

We set out on the 13th day of the month with 13 walkers on our first walk as leaders with high hopes for a great walk and to bring you all home safely and what a great day we had.

The weather as usual was always going to be a unknown but it never dampened our spirits. Great walking along the bitumen and on to the the track for our morning tea stop at Shell Point looking back across the water to Narooma. Lots of amazing spotted gum, grey iron bark and coast grey box and lots of healthy burrawangs. Seeing the oyster leases and the stories of Ringlands Farm, Ringlands Bay and Ringlands Point; a glimpse into how things where done in the 1880’s to the regattas and the Sunday school picnics  in the 1930’s what a day out that would have been.

After working up a healthy appetite lunch was at Picnic Point a lovely open clearing. Time to don the wet weather gear as the rain began to fall for the last part of our walk.

We saved the best till last with a lovely wander through the rain forest with the huge birds nest ferns in the trees and the amazing strangler figs and the giant stinger trees and back up the track to our cars. Just in time to beat the rain.

To our other 11 walkers thank you for making our day so memorable and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Ros and Liz

Round Mountain

Sunday 7 October 2018

Photos by Helen and Mary

They say ‘Forewarned is Forearmed’ and so 11 hikers set off on a Betty 11km hike that promised “walking around some fairly steep hills south of Batemans Bay”. True to her word this was a tough hike on some long steep hills but the views from the top were spectacular. We all agreed that few of us had seen the township from these vantage points which made the slog all the more rewarding. Betty said she added a 2km section to the hike to avoid one extremely steep hill climb which she showed us from the top looking down. The photos will hopefully do justice to the climb we didn’t have to do. The hike ended close to the Batemans Bay Cemetery which drew obvious black humour comments from a group of very tired walkers.  We all agreed this was a good workout and worth the effort. Well done to Betty for such an interesting, yet tough walk.

Rob