We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am
Last week we were quite lucky with the weather as the rain held off all through the hike even though it had been raining very hard as we drove up from Gillies Bay. We again used the new trail around the north end of Third Lake and took the newly cleaned up trail to Mystery Lake. From there we used a long circular route to get back to Third Lake in the afternoon and it was very nice to be walking along the meandering trails in the forest with the sun rays reaching the ground through random gaps in the tree canopy.
My photo is of the native Maidenhair Fern that is more often seen in damp places on limestone around Van Anda, but also close to creeks and waterfalls in other parts of the island.
The delicate and unmistakable frond of the native Western Maidenhair Fern, Adiantum aleuticum.