Saturday 5 June 2021
Photos courtesy of Lesley, Ainslie, Gay, Rodney, Mary and Bob
With her usual sunny disposition, Jill soon had the milling crowd moulded from a herd of cats into an organised group of 21 bushwalkers. After leading us into the wilds from Merry Beach, she introduced us to her many macropod friends, who patiently waited for the intruders to pass by, before resuming their important basking and other social graces.
Around to Pretty Beach for the mandatory morning tea and toilet stop, we had beautiful clear views down the coast to Gulaga, over a lively sea, with a solid swell decorated by surfers. As the heavy swell made it risky to venture out to O’Hara Islet, we turned east for Snapper Point, where Jill, “The Whale Whisperer” showed off her talents by encouraging a pod of lively Humpbacks to cavort in front of us.
The welcome descent to Merry Beach led us back to the cars for a sumptuous picnic lunch for some, and a dash back to attend to chores for others. A very pleasant day out for all.