Photographs: Andrea Stevenson
The spring wildflower walk on part of the Sunrise Track, Warby - Ovens National Park on October 2 was our challenging walk for the year. We welcomed our former Convenors, Vaughan & Marion Cowan, thanks to Vaughan for leading the walk. Marion is keen eye sighted & named some stressed indigenous plants in the parched soil due to low annual rainfall. Although steep & rugged in places, the nine intrepid walker endured these conditions ... Congratulations. The rewards were the impressive Xanthorrhoreas, some coming into flower & views east to Mt Buffalo & the mountain range.
Photographs: Margaret Walshe and Wendy Sturgess
November - A walk along Yarrawonga foreshore to Chinaman's Island; a visit to the weir; lunch on the PS Cumberoona
U3A Easy Walk - Wednesday, 6 November - Yarrawonga
A walk along the foreshore of Lake Mulwala to Chinaman's Island. Originally an area used by the Aborigines to hunt for food & to gather fruit & seeds from the Riverine vegetation. Later a market garden undertaken by the Chinese immigrants. The area has been rehabilitated, with walking tracks overlooking the Lake & the Murray River with interpretive signage.
Following lunch we will visit the Yarrawonga Weir, completed in 1939; the largest of the 14 weirs along the Murray River downstream of the Hume Reservoir.
Lunch on the PS Cumberoona: As this will be our last walk for 2019, we will lunch on the PS Cumberoona departing 12 midday for a BBQ Lunch and 1.5 hour cruise around Lake Mulwala, cost $28.00, payment on boarding at 11.45 am. NOTE: Walkers, please meet at the Seniors Complex, Fawckner Drive, Benalla carpark at 8.45 am; bring water & nibbles. People wishing to join us for lunch & cruise only, meet at the PS Cumberoona, Yarrawonga at 11.45 am. As numbers are required by the PS Cumberoona, all participants please confirm booking with Margaret Walshe, ph: 0357623906/ 0427005202 by Wednesday 30 October ‘19. U3A Benalla “Taster Time” - Come & enjoy the Mighty Murray River. Margaret Walshe
Easywalks is a group for those who have enjoyed bushwalking in the past and for anyone interested in exploring the amazing tracks, trails and lookouts within about an hour's drive of Benalla.
Meeting monthly, the day will include a walk of about 8km, a picnic or cafe lunch and very often include sites of historical or botanical interest.
Participants should be able to walk at a reasonable pace on well defined tracks, without a lot of climbing. Sturdy shoes
are essential! You will also need to carry a small daypack with lunch, drinks etc as needed.
1st Wednesday of the month from March.
Meeting times are usually at 9.30am, with the convenor notified of attendance three days prior.
We leave from the carpark behind the Seniors Complex (U3A), Fawckner Drive, Benalla. Car sharing is usually available with a small cost.
Please note - Meeting times depend on the season and weather conditions or as determined by the walk leader. Check the U3A Newsletter and confirm any details with the walk leader.
Convenor and contact details
0407 823 031
Thank you Glen Chessells for co-convening Easy Walks for the past two years!
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