27 bags of rubbish!
Boulder Bank – Sunday 12 September 2021
27 members were keen to venture out of their local neighbourhood after coming out of lockdown the Wednesday prior. We departed the Boulder Bank Scenic Reserve carpark at 9:20am and walked along the well-trodden path. It was my first time on the Boulder Bank and I found it easier walking than I envisaged.
An excellent morning tea stop was found where we were treated with a flock of spoonbills on the beach and a tree with shags roosting. Further on we passed the historic baches that are so interesting with their recycled outdoor furniture and numerous sculptures all using the resources from the beach.
We reached the lighthouse for a welcome lunch break, taking two and a half hours from the start. On the way back we each collected a LARGE bag of rubbish, which is continually washing up on the beach.
Walking the 8km (one way) you get the feel of this unique place with its unusual natural geological feature. There is a diverse range of things to see including the views of the bay, hills, Nelson and the Port. A most enjoyable day with perfect spring weather.
Walkers were: Sue (leader and scribe), Anne, Helen, Lesley J, Maria, Rob, Julian, Val, Di, Karen, Anna, Pauline, Robert, Terri, Jenny, Lesley G, Kerry, Donald, Esther, Eric, Brian, Donell, Dale, Roger, Maureen and visitors Joanne and Martin.