The next hike will be on Saturday, 26th October.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we met in Van Anda and drove part way along Blubber Bay Road and parked on the right at the start of the Eagle Cove Trail. It was quite wet all morning with steady rain and of course on the narrow sections of the winding trail the vegetation made sure we were pretty damp from head to toe! However, just about the time we reached the seaside lunch spot the rain eased off and the rest of the time we were hiking was much more pleasant. The route back to the vehicles followed the coastline quite closely and we were on part of the Marble Bay Trail where it runs along the north shore of Sturt Bay. It twists and turns a lot and is a bit tricky in places, but the frequent glimpses of the houses in Van Anda and the boats in the marina are interesting. In the photo this week the view is looking south across the entrance to Sturt Bay and the Government Dock is near the houses on the left with the school hidden behind the cluster of taller trees in the centre.
Marble Bay Hiking Trail, view south across Sturt Bay from near Hodgson Point [CL photo]