With winter blowing a soft retreat, 16 Batemans Bay bushwalkers set out for the Bartley and Punt arms of Durras Lake on a 13-kilometre walk. It was a lovely sunny day and a welcome break from the windy conditions of the last few weeks.
The walk took in parts of the Murramarang National Park that used tracks to old working sites in the timber-getting history of the area, at times following the remains of old tram lines once used to move harvested timber.
Although many of these tracks are now overgrown with hop bush and wattle, the walkers pushed through and lunched alongside the lake on the Punt arm.
The final few kilometres took walkers through to Beagle Bay, ending with a scenic walk along the beach.
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