Did you know there are more than 50 named islands along the NSW coast and in rivers and estuaries from the Shoalhaven River to the Victorian border? Helen Moody and a colleague from the NPA Milton branch have embarked on a project to examine every one of them. We will visit those we can access, walk past those we can’t, kayak to quite a few of them. We will learn some fun facts about them all – their names and how they got them, their geology, flora, bird life, the ships that were wrecked upon them and more. It might take us a couple of years to complete our journey past them all, but then we might even celebrate reaching the finishing line by drinking champagne and watching whales on Montague Island. Join us for some or all of our discovery tours. A special award awaits anyone who manages all of them! We are starting with two walks and one paddle this autumn. Most paddles will be in rivers or estuaries, but will require paddling experience, due to distance or the nature of the waters. Paddles will be programmed, but very much subject to weather conditions on the day. We are happy to make any of our walks or paddles a joint activity with Illawarra Ramblers if members are interested. Because of travel distance Illawarra Ramblers members may be mainly interested in the first three:
South Coast Islands 1: 17 March. Comerong Island
South Coast Islands 2: 28 April. Crookhaven Heads (an attached island)
South Coast Islands Paddle 1: 20 March. Shoalhaven River (alternative Thursday 21st if weather is unsuitable).
For more information about these activities and contact details, see the activities program.