The Batemans Bay Bushwalkers recently took a walk through a variety of tracks in Murramarang National Park. The mostly shaded trail, although very dry and strewn with fallen leaves and dead branches, passed under tall Spotted Gums and Iron Barks to the coast.
A couple of large fallen trunks provided a slight pause as they negotiated their way over them. Lunch was enjoyed on Myrtle Beach, with time to admire the rocks and calm, sparkling sea of many shades of blue. A couple of the party even enjoyed the water with a cooling swim.
On the return leg of the 12.5km raggedly figure of eight circuit, the walkers disturbed a medium sized goanna which scrambled up a tall gum on the side of the track. A couple of orchids just forming flower heads were spotted, and they passed the Big Tree, an icon in the local area which always presents a good photo opportunity for club walkers.
The leader, Glenn, led the group safely back to the cars which were a welcome sight after a number of fairly steep climbs in increasingly warm temperatures.