Thursday 31 August 2023: Gentlemen’s ramble to Dowling trig and Sherwood daffodils – M/E.
From Garmin Connect (Map66i) – Distance: 9.91km | Climb: 325vm | Time: 2:28 moving + 0:56 of stops = 3:24 | Grading: M/E; E(7).
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Here’s where we went.
I was last here on 11 Sep 22. Phillip puts this on as an annual trip. Because that CBC walk is booked out in 2 week’s time, he put on this special gentlemen’s ramble. My notes on Sherwood historic site.
Walking at 8.55am. Lovely last day of winter. I’d come prepared with a dozen geocaches to find, and also that uneasy feeling that it’s not fair to hold up another leader’s party. A ploy, to also help with my useless right hand, was to photograph the caches as proof of find. Very quick.
Max couldn’t join us at the last moment so we texted him a photo to stir the heart of a retired electricity distribution boffin. The wattles in the area were lovely too.
The footpad passed Uriarra weir.
We arrived at the Sherwood site. The signage holds clues to another multi-cache.
It was delightful to wander about the area, having t to ourselves on a week day.
Next stop was the nearby Phillips’ grave. That was after a chat with Lauren O and companion – that lady pops up everywhere! They were fortunate enough to see a huge flock of black cockatoos, no doubt feasting on the new, soft pine cones. We only saw one or two loping overhead.
The old vehicle track climbed north-ish towards the flank of Two Sticks Hill, then we turned off it. A huge area of pig rooting.
We found where the cockies may have been feeding.
It was then back down to the car.
An excellent coffee and egg and bacon roll at a little cafe in Farrer.
Thanks Phillip and guys.
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4 walkers – Mike B, Eric G, Phillip S (leader), me.
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