Although sunny in Benalla, it was overcast and cool in Wangaratta when 16 participants walked part of the trail along One Mile Creek. Two groups were formed and they walked separately about 3.5 kms from the Scout Park at Vincent Road to just north of Rowan Street in Wangaratta West then returned to the Scout Park. It was an interesting walk with lots of birds such as Ibis and Cockatoos in particular in the wetland areas.
The driveway into the Scout Park was lined with large boulders so the group was able to use them to maintain proper social distancing while having their lunch at the conclusion of the walk.
These modified walks will be held fortnightly until other U3A classes resume.
The next walk will be in Violet Town on Wednesday 1 July exploring the Honeysuckle Creek Walking Track.
The walk on 15th July will explore the Dookie Rail Trail. Depending on Covid restrictions, it may be possible to organise a lunch to follow at the Dookie Pub so numbers attending will need to be known in advance for booking purposes. Further advice will be provided in the lead up to this walk.
On 29th July it is proposed to walk a section of the trail out to the Mokoan Hub.