A hot walk
Trig K – Sunday 3 February 2019
After a month with little rain it was at least possible to go to the Pelorus Scenic Reserve. It was a hot day and we made our way around the lower track. Fortunately we had Julie with us who has had a long interest in the bat work in this area and was able to fill us all in on these incredible mammals and show us the location of some of the roost trees. After completing the Circle Loop Track we set off to climb up to Trig K. Recent forestry harvesting enabled us to have great views out to Havelock and beyond.
The views from the now crushed Trig K have largely been obscured by steady scrub growth. We descended down towards the waterfall to find shade and have our lunch. From there we visited a barely functioning waterfall. One of our party had a fall so it was a case of a slow limp back to the cars and a waiting ice cream. No one fancied a swim as the water levels were very low and the surface had a great deal of leaf litter dropped from stressed trees.
The participants were Julian, Jocelyn, Odette, Julie, Ken, Robyn, Grant, Christine, Val and newcomers Andrew, Vania, Rochelle, Greg, Penny, Donna and Rito (a visiting student from Japan).