Coastal Treks area good way of showing our coastline to a larger number of people including locals and tourists. In June I wrote about a proposal to develop treks in our region and in particular a walking path from Scamander to Falmouth. This little storey adds a little more info to my reasons for pursuing this desire.
When my daughter and her husband were down here a few days ago we did two walks along our coastline. On the first day we walked from Scamander to Falmouth along the beach . To get to the beach this time we entered Winifred Curtis reserve at the bus stop entrance opposite Upper Scamander Road and headed for the boardwalk path to the beach.
Winifred Curtis reserve in spring is very beautiful with all the native heaths in flower and all the understorey invisible now to the battering it received in the 2006 bushfire. But today our desire was to get to the beach. Its an amazing view when you bridge that last dune an look down on the beach and to the uninterrupted vistas to the north and south. Falmouth in the far distance to the south and a few houses that make up Scamander just visible in the north. An on this bright sunny day a beautiful beach with not a sole visible —
As we got closer to Falmouth we discussed how we were going to cross the barway which is in fact the outlet for Henderson lagoon. None of us were very keen as the water at this time of year can be very cold.
Aimee suggested we go back the way we came. But then it dawned on me that we should cross over a small set of dunes to what was the old coast road and go back that way. This we did and the result was a very interesting loop. The small ford we had to cross before entering Winifred Curtis Reserve wasn’t difficult to cross nor deep. But one should watch out for sharp rocks and maybe oyster shells.
Enjoy the slide show: