Monthly Archives: April 2018

Great South West Walk – Day Six : April 21

The last day of our very successful week away dawned grey and cold, but soon blossomed into a beautiful sunny day, with a light breeze. The venue for today was a 12km loop in the environs of Mount Richmond, an isolated volcanic peak to the north-west of Portland, and part of an inland section of…

Great South West Walk – Day Five : April 20

Day Five of our week away was predicted to produce a shower in the afternoon, but this did not eventuate and we were left with yet another day of perfect walking conditions – about 22C and a light breeze. The chosen route for the day was to walk from Murrells Beach to Yellow Rock, a…

Great South West Walk – Day Four : April 19

Day Four of our week away dawned to a foggy start, due to a clear sky and no wind – perfect walking conditions. Our destination today was a loop walk around the environs of Lake Monibeong, six kilometres along the beach, followed by an eight kilometre return via the heathlands behind the sand dune system….

Great South West Walk – Day Three : April 18

This was the notional rest day of our Week Away, and club members amused themselves by . . . chilling out playing croquet visiting museums cycling fish and chips on the waterfront BBQ at Mount Eccles walking around the Botanic Gardens walking around Fawthrop Lagoon At night we adjourned to the popular Macs Hotel, down…

Great South West Walk – Day Two : April 17

Having deferred the Shelley Beach – White Beach walk yesterday, we decided to take advantage of reasonably good weather, and tackle this walk on Day Two of our week away. This walk covers the perimeter of Cape Bridgewater, and was likely to be the highlight of the week. Three groups set out, two on the…

Great South West Walk – Day One : April16

Our first day on the GSWW went well, despite the breezy, and wet, conditions. Instead of tackling the coastal walk (Cape Bridgewater) that we had planned, we opted for the Glenelg River Gorge Section (actually programmed in for Thursday). For all three groups (two on the 16km walk, 15 on the 10km walk) walking commenced…