Sunday 21 October 2018
Photos by Denise and Karen
After rain the night before and a weather man’s prediction of afternoon showers to come, six bushwalkers strode out early. Forestry tracks and fire trails made up most of the 10 kilometre hike around Ryans Creek, the group crossing the water course three times in both State Forest and National Park.
The leaves of the understorey were still wet with droplets glistening in the sunshine, a pleasant sight after so many dry and dusty walks of late. There were even some puddles of water to be found both in the creek bed and filling up small dips in the surrounding bushland. This obviously met with the approval of birdlife as, they sang loudly from tree tops.
The first signs of spring were evidenced with many varieties of yellow pea flowers blossoming along the trails. Walkers found the damp bushland refreshing and uplifting after such a dry stretch. The forecasted showers never did eventuate.
Thank you Mary & Stan Marchant for such an enjoyable experience.