Three members and one about to be member met up at the Cooma North shops on a fairly cool morning in July.
We shared the one vehicle for the trip to Tathra to meet up with another Geehi waiting for us at Kianinny, the starting point for our walk.
So five of us set off on the 9km one way walk to Turingal Head picnic area. We were immediately introduced to the first of many steep log step sections winding up from the creek below. There had been a fuel reduction burn done recently so we were in a rather desolate looking landscape, with concern that we would all end up covered in soot and ash by the end of the day. We were able to see how the various plants and trees were recovering from the burn though. After a kilometre or so we left the burnt area behind us and dropped down into the aptly named Boulder Bay. This was our morning tea stop.
Continuing on, there were many opportunities to look out over the ocean and down to the rocks and bays below from various vantage points along the track. We stopped at White Rock for some lunch. This is where we struck the trifecta, whales out to sea, dolphins in a bit closer, and seals in around the rocks. Mind you they disappeared just as quickly as the appeared too. They must have sensed me lifting my camera…
The rest of the walk to Turingal Head picnic area was pretty straight forward with no more stairs and not a lot more to see from the track itself. Time was getting away from us so we passed by Games Bay without stopping to check it out.
Thanks to Neroli, Helen (new member), Phil and Martin for joining me on a great day out by the sea.
By Jamie Bond (Walk Leader)