Walkers: Louise, Cassie, Steve, Susan, Pam, John, Melissa, Paula, Colin, Christine. Distance: 25.1k
Yesterday proved me a failure as a walk leader. Firstly we started a bit later than the planned 9.00am, then because I was not a good Girl Guide and had left my printed directions at home we took a wrong turn and ended up walking perhaps an extra 2km before realising our mistake. Just before stopping for lunch, we all missed an arrow pointing to the track and actually spent 10 minutes "lost". We were encouraged to up the pace later in the afternoon as we were at risk of even walking in the dark. Susan tripped on a rock and fell at one stage hurting her hand (hope it is feeling better). On the upside, the weather was perfect, the company even better with lots of fascinating conversation, and Albert River Circuit lived up to previous experience with just the most beautiful scenery. It was one of our longer walks both in duration and distance but still remains a personal favourite - Christine.
Addendum: A wonderful job by Christine De Brito handling a very unruly mob who wouldn't listen to instructions and missed signs (just kidding). The beauty of coming back late was the fact that we were able to see an incredible blood moon and magnificent bright Mars which is at it's closest approach to Earth in it's orbit around the Sun - Colin.