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Happy to go wandering all on a sunny day

The last day of Spring seems like a good day for a walk in the bush, all among the gum trees, with lots of gum leaves and lovely sceneries. Ah, yes please.

The group is Hunter Happy Wanderers under the guidance of Brian Gunther.  The place is Munibung Hill. The start is Farm Street, Speers Point and the time is 8.00am. Here we go – into the bush and up the zig zag track, turn left on to the east-west ridge overlooking the former quarries site. Walk out to the headland and take in the view – as usual it doesn’t disappoint – Peter Cundall would say, ‘blooming marvelous’.

Fifteen people ranging in age from 60 to 85 took part in this walk. Ask Brian what the highlight is and he simply says: ‘its the pleasure of showing fellow walkers a new area, being with friends who all appreciate the forest that has been so caringly restored by the Farm Street Landcare group.’ Then there’s discovering new tracks, new plant communities with the stunning contrasting shades of green and brown along the creek bed.  “It’s all so good for your mind and body.  We love it so much it’s now going to be a regular on our walking calendar,” says Brian.

MMM … Issue 26, February 2022