Chinamans Point – Clyde River

Thursday 6 September 2018

Photos by Denise, Erika, Philip & Karen

Fifteen walkers took on the challenge of a circuit walk along the Clyde River from Chinaman’s Point in cool conditions. The walks organiser had timed the tidal retreat to perfection, enabling us to take to the comparatively easier walk along the waters edge wherever possible after a descent along the access road from our cars

A quirky find along the road was a lyre bird nest, currently unoccupied. The walk was a true medium grade and provided challenges to earn the delightful scenery we saw along the way, including old mangrove trees and remnants of the early oyster industry in the area, where oysters were generated naturally on horizontal rows of the discarded ballast of the steam traders in the early days of European settlement.

After a morning tea at the Beach Camp and lunch on the banks of the river the group climbed through steep and overgrown country to reach an overgrown forest trail leading us straight to our cars.

On the return home we stopped to admire the magnificent view of Batemans Bay from the Holmes Lookout.