Many of us had missed previous visits along this 8.6km (return) riverside trail to Fort Direction, so this was a great opportunity to try again. Gary organised us, a group of eight today: Gary, Bob, Wayne, Gerwyn, Di, Summa, Angie and Fin. Our first meeting point was the Foreshore Tavern at Lauderdale, about 20 minutes drive from the CBD. Here we did a minor reshuffle and continued on to the "emergency parking" area next to the war memorial obelisk at South Arm (you can't miss it!). infamous Black Jack Rocks. Immediately to the south, Iron Pot Lighthouse, and then Bruny Island. Westwards was Tinderbox.
Our second walking day on this West Coast getaway was a bit more challenging - to climb Mount Farrell and visit Lake Herbert. Some in our group took the option of kayaking on the Lake instead, and had a great day on the water. Franklin Nature Trail.
Wow, what a terrific trip this one was, thanks to Caroline for organising us (twice in fact, as we had to defer our planned trip from last year because of COVID and weather). We had a record turnout I think - Caroline, Warren, Wayne, Gerwyn, Kat, Philip, Di, Lyn, Angie, Fin, Summa, Gary, Adam, and a local guest Ian (Wayne's brother). And we were lucky with the fickle West Coast weather, hurrah! Our base for the getaway was the Tullah Lakeside Lodge, a good option for groups, inexpensive, nicely located on the side of Lake Rosebery, and with a good bar and decent (pub style) restaurant. We all gathered on the Wednesday afternoon and evening, coming in from various parts of the state. On this trip Di was trying out long range EV driving, thumbs up on that! the Montezuma Falls. On Thursday we were blessed with a beautiful morning - here's Lake Rosebery (captured by Fin).