Wednesday 14 June 2017
Photo by Phillip
A brilliant South Coast winter’s day and 16 keen walkers set out to do an 11 km walk in Murramarang National Park. The morning sun was streaming through the trees as we walked along the forest road making the bush look fresh and welcoming and the sounds of a lyrebird practising its calls added to the magic.
An old motorbike track led down the gully through a stand of tall Eucalyptus saligna (Sydney blue gums) above the native shrubs and water vine. The old track with its many twists and turns finally emerged at the road for the next section of our walk.
Here the native grass, Lepidosperma urophorum (Rapier saw sedge) has regenerated after a hazard reduction burn, resulting in an undulating green carpet spreading over the ground. Later the vegetation changed as we walked through a section of remnant rain forest, moisture loving twining vines, shrubs and trees in abundance, and just some small pale fungus to be seen amongst the leaf litter on the ground.
Back at our cars the option of lunch in the sun at Maloneys Beach was suggested and all agreed it would be the best way to finish what had been a lovely walk.