Saturday 27 October 2018
Photos by Mary and James
After parking our cars near Duesbury Beach, we turned west and headed into the bush. After ascending the first hill, described by the leader as “a small undulation” were took to the forest to seek out “more undulations”. Here the loose pebbly bike tracks meant it was “eyes to the track” until the track levelled out giving us the opportunity to take in the beauty of the surrounding forest.
It was then a short walk to connect with the Dalmeny-Narooma cycle path and, as it was low tide on Lake Mummaga, we were able to take a short detour to walk along its sandy shore before reaching our lunch spot close to the inlet.
After lunch we made good use of the Dalmeny-Narooma Cycle Path. This well constructed path made the walking easy, and gave us the freedom to take in the 180 degree ocean view and keep an eye out for whales.
It only takes one person to say “there’s a whale”, and before you know it 20 people are standing on a headland staring out to sea. Those lucky enough to have binoculars were able to identify both a cow and calf and, by the amount of flipper and tail splashing, both appeared to be enjoying themselves.
Our final detour from the cycle way was onto the beach and across a rocky point before arriving back at the cars. With perfect weather this enjoyable 11 km walk, not only provided a variety of tracks and vistas, but an added bonus of whale sightings.