Sunday 28 July 2019
Photos by Jan, Carol & Ainslie
It was National Tree Day, the winter sun was shining and the Club bushwalk was a 7 km Easy/Medium stroll through the local Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens just south of Batemans Bay. Is it any wonder 35 members and 3 visitors chose to shoulder their packs and spend their Sunday in the bush with walk leaders Jill and John.
There are at least 7 different walk tracks through the Botanic Gardens, which when linked together explore about 32 hectares of natural bushland and cultivated gardens. Deep Creek Track follows Deep Creek through a moist ferny gully and the Forest Track leads to the lookout over Deep Creek Dam. The Arboretum Track passes through a grove of local eucalypts and other tree species, including the Blackbutt donated by our Bushwalking Club back in 1993. The Lake Track leads to an ampitheatre overlooking one of several landscaped lakes and is a good spot for lunch. There is also an Aboriginal Heritage Walk showing traditional uses of about 30 Eurobodalla native plants.
A fitting way to spend National Tree Day with so many bushwalking friends.