GREAT NORTH WALK – SORT OF – 8 December 2021
This was a stunning walk, but treacherous, we probably should all have been wearing helmets, but for goodness sake it was a simple creek walk. Mind you in this instance a helmet probably wouldn’t have helped. But, I’m getting ahead of myself here.
Janine was leading us on a Wednesday walk, I was hoping for some exercise and wasn’t disappointed, it was a full-body work out.
I had been taking a few “high level” detours to avoid the slippery rocks, I wasn’t wearing a helmet and felt that it was just too risky for me to be down amongst the lovely mossy rocks. It was definitely easier up on the slopes rather than in the creek. I did miss the best parts though – but better safe than sorry.
After an hour or two of more creek walking, the rest of the team decided that it was too tedious with the slippery rocks, I was still having an almost cruisy walk up on the slopes with Di who joined me to get away from the bloody wet slippery moss. So, Janine led us on our way out via a convenient spur that would get us to the ridge where the fire trail was.
And within the blink of an eye we were back at the cars. Peter was taken to the hospital by his wife and needed three stitches, he also had a perforated ear drum – how that happened is beyond us all, although Janine (as it turns out rightly so in hindsight) was very concerned about the seepage from his ear.
Great trip Janine, in an area that I’d been around before (near the Great North Walk) but hadn’t explored – good find.
I inadvertently dumped my pack, shoes and clothes on the garage floor and didn’t clean them up until Sunday, only to find three bloody leeches still crawling around. Made short work of them, don’t want an infestation at my new house (lol).
Looks like you need a ‘decent’ outing – maybe on a beach somewhere (eg Fijian resort), where there are NO leeches. BTW, which are worse – leeches or snakes?
As for helmets, I have attached a link that you may care to have a look at:
Yep was a good trip – but not doing much more of this until autumn or winter – too hot.