After some eight weeks of lockdown and cancellations of the Batemans Bay Bushwalkers programme of walks, with COVID restrictions being eased, the club managed to squeeze in three walks last week for its members.
Despite the wet weather all were well-patronised, with each walk offering a different grade of difficulty to cater for all.
Publicity officer Peter Thompson said it was great to see everyone out and about last week.
"Thanks to some of our walk leaders volunteering to lead two walks a week there will be plenty of walking options for members before the season ends," he said.
"Here's to looking forward."
The club had not sat idle in the downtime, with its walks' organisers getting out the maps and reconnoitering some new walks.
Last week saw a new walk in the Mt Pollwombra area just northwest of Moruya, traversing spectacular granite outcrops with occasional vistas to the coast.
For the more intrepid, one of the club's lesser used walks that stitches together a circuit of old bush tracks in the forest bounded by Princes Highway, Little Sugarloaf Road and Coila Creek, was dusted off.
However, to say there were tracks may be an overstatement, as the gullies were lush with vegetation and many of the old tracks had disappeared under regrowth.
The walkers battled their way across Dwyers Creek through four metres stands of brush kurrajong, but it was worth it as wildflowers were abounding.
The walkers enjoyed carpets of yellow bacon and egg flowers with their path lined with mauve flowering mint bush and leopard orchids in full glory.
Earlier in the week the club took on the rain in the hunt for bush orchids and were not disappointed.
In an area devastated by the 2020 fires there were still masses of rock orchids to be seen, having survived perched atop mighty tors.
The Batemans Bay Bushwalkers have put together a programme of walks for the next three weeks involving four walks a week for its members to make the best of the remaining walking season.
For more information about the Batemans Bay Bushwalkers see its website.
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