Walkers: Julie (leader) Steve, Pam, Paul, Joy, Christine D, Susan, Christine J, Werner & Vangie, Colin
Distance: Twin Falls 5.5k, Warringa Pool 9.0k
We started our walk about 8.30 am from Tallanbana Picnic ground and did the Twin Falls Circuit, which is only 4 kms. We had our morning tea sitting on rocks beside Blackfellow Falls and then walked in behind them to continue our walk. Lovely walk and nice and cool walking in behind the waterfalls and feeling the spray of the water on us like that.
At a little bridge near the top Susan was looking at a large Spiny Blue Crayfish in the water and her sunglasses fell in. When she was trying to get them out with a walking pole the Crayfish was holding onto them. Was funny to see this and it's always hard to take photos of them.
Back at the cars we parted way with Susan, Christine, Werner, Vangie and Joy. The rest of us drove down to the settlement day use area and walked down to the first Purling Brook Falls Lookout which is only 300m but on a track that the others hadn't been on before. We then walked to the other lookout and continued our walk down to Purling Brook Falls. So many young people on the track, heading up and down. We decided to have our lunch at the falls because we thought that there might be too many people down at Warringa Pool. Christine went for a swim and then we headed on down to Warringa Pool.
Again so many young people on the track, one was even carrying a large music machine playing some loud music along the way but was very polite to us as he went past. We took some lovely photos at a special place; along the way. When we got down to Warringa Pool there were so many people on the rocks and in swimming and jumping into the water that we couldn't wait to get away from there. Usually we are lucky to see a couple of people sitting on the rocks down there.
On our way up some of the young ones walking down there were bringing eskies down clunking as they walked past (glass bottles rattling together) so sure hope that they don';t smash them on the rocks down there once they've drunk them. Another one had a can of beer in his hand (but no pack or anything else) as he walked past so I'm sure that will end up in bush down there when finished.
We took it easy walking back up because it was quite hot and all uphill with quite a few steps to tackle. We had to go back up the same way because the circuit is closed at the bridge at Purling Brook Falls. We then met Werner & Vangie & Joy at the Lost Fawn Cafe and had a good chat while having our refreshments. They had filled in the time waiting for us and had a nice picnic as well.
Was a lovely day for our first walk this year but we won't be doing it in January next year as far too many people - Julie.