The next hike will be on Saturday, 4th of August.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we drove south past Davie Bay to the Shingle Beach campground where we parked at the start of our coastal trail running north to Secret Beach. For lunch we picked a small rocky beach where the sea water proved to be very comfortable for swimming. At Bamboo Beach we decided to make use of the short side trail up to the road and headed back to the vehicles. On the way home we made a diversion to show our visitors the limestone caves and sink holes in the Stromberg Falls area. No water at the falls of course and Grow Op Creek was bone dry, but the green moss and the dainty ferns were a rare sight that we don't see in quite the same way in the rainy season.
During this month there may be a chance to swim in the sea or a lake so if you are interested be prepared.
On a very hot day in August the graceful leaves of Maidenhair Fern cling to the mossy rock face in this cool green refuge at the base of the dry Stromberg Falls.