Showing posts from July, 2018

Andersons Catastrophe

Tuesday 24 July 2018 Problems first arose with this walk to Andersons Nature Reserve in the planning stages, when the apparent road shown on the map ended earlier when viewed on the satellite image. This necessitated finding a new start spot and several were noted, and land owners contacted. But only one call didn’t go to a message bank and it seemed easiest to go with that one, even though it wasn’t the shortest route. The reserve is a sandstone area and some interesting rock formations were passed, although nothing spectacular. One of our objectives, Rodneys Gully had a few small caves, but the more significant ones were further down gully which I didn’t get to see. The reason for this was the need to evacuate me following an accident. I was exploring some caves and was returning to the party when a branch I was attempting to use broke and I slid down a slope. It wasn’t a long way, but I am told I kept sliding for several metres before coming to a halt. I quickly r

Curio Bay

Thursday 12 July 2018 After reading Dennis Jeffery’s account of a walk to Tumbledown Point, I decided to use his return route as the basis for getting to Curio Bay. Once past the farm there was a gate on our right, but the wide track we were on continued ahead. It seemed more likely that this should be followed, but after a short distance the waypoint aimed for wasn’t any closer and pointed of to the southwest.    Wave at Curio Bay Nevertheless, as the track meandered it got closer for a period and maybe the track would bend towards it in due course, but it still seemed a long way distant.   Eventually it became apparent that we were going in wrong direction, and this became very apparent when the park boundary sign loomed up. It was quite some backtrack to do, a bit over 2k and over an hour lost, before we were back on track at that gate.    I should have taken more care when first getting there and followed the GPS. A pad was discovered that bypassed the gate and as soon