Again we studied the rain radar intently, with 13 walkers setting off from tiny Gunhouse Park in the centre of Eldorado. The track to the Eldorado dredge winds through town and then moves onto parklands, and the dredge itself, as always, was a spectacular sight surrounded by high flowing creeks.Our photographers were busy, and the sun even came out for a while! Walking back to the park for a picnic lunch, we then walked down to the old heritage bridge across Reid’s Creek, and its more reliable replacement.Watching-and listening-to the flooding creek under the causeway finished a very pleasant and interesting day.
Previously delayed by rain, this walk will take us out along the dam wall to see the Mokoan Ponds,and then a walk at Green’s Hill accompanied by a BYO picnic lunch. After a total of about 8km, we will reward ourselves with afternoon tea at the Hub cafe.
Meet at the Seniors’ carpark at 9.30am with confirmation to Julie by text, email or phone message on 0407823031 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Remember drinks and a picnic lunch.Car sharing is usually available for a small contribution.
Wednesday 6th September : Kinnairds’ Wetlands, Numurkah
With over 145 bird species recorded, this walk located on the outskirts of Numurkah will take in several short trails through the mostly red gum forest fed by flows from the Muckatah catchment. Stopping initially in Numurkah, we will then drive on to the Wetlands, returning to Numurkah Park for a BYO picnic or takeaway lunch. Meet at the Seniors’ carpark at 9.30am, with confirmation to Julie as above.
While the weather forecast always adds some uncertainty, our final two walks for the year will see us out looking for wildflowers, firstly on the Friends’ Track in October, and the Killawarra Forest Walk in November. We will hope for fine weather!