Showing posts from September, 2014

Cape Raoul

Friday 26 September 2014 It was a fine quite pleasant day with lots of sun, although a bit of wind on the end of the cape encouraged us to sit behind the shrubbery for lunch.  Flowers were plentiful and colourful but it would have been even nicer if the Calytrix had been out. At the cape we could see seals up on the rock shelf.     At the Raoul Lookout we located a geocache and another at Cape Raoul.   It took a shade over 2 hours for the 7k walk to Cape Raoul, although it is took us 40 minutes longer than that with a morning tea break at the lookout.   Click the image below to view the photo album Cape Raoul 2014

Snowy North

Tuesday 23 September 2014 After getting updated information on the walk, I imagined that it may be a little unclear in places where the pad was, but nevertheless no real problem.  However it worked out to be quite a hard walk, mostly because we had trouble finding where the pad was in one location and eventually ended up in thick scrub. The walk ended up being the hardest I have done in quite a number of years. Getting to the start presented no dramas and it was handy having the road junctions in the GPS, as the South Styx road junction was unsigned. We did discover a quite new sign a few hundred metres from the track start indicating the end of the road, presumably because it was at a wide area for turning and parking. Locating the track start was easy, but then we took a while to find where it went for the next 50 metres or so until a marker was spotted and a pad. It was straight forward until a small cliff line at which point some uncertainty crept as to the whereabouts of

Mays Beach via Coast

We had walked from Cremorne to Calverts Hill on a geocaching excursion and wondered at the time if it was feasible to continue on to Mays Beach and Lauderdale.  A couple of months later Sue noticed that Pandani bushwalkers were doing that trip and then by chance saw that a group from U3A had written up a northern end circuit. So we decided to try the Pandani route from Cremorne and knew that although a big section was crown land there was a private farm to cross.  We made the assumption that Pandani either got permission or were aware that the owner didn’t mind. The walk initially followed Cremorne Beach then climbed to a headland along a gradually diminishing pad to corner fence where the large parcel of former farmland now crown land was reached. The 900 metre crossing was through quite tall dry grass then much lower grass over the private farm.  A pad followed high above the coast until reaching the bush of a coastal reserve where a track took us down to Mays Beach.  The beac