ONE of the favourite walks in our calendar is to Seal Rocks and I’m sure one reason is the continuing benevolence of the weather gods, and again we were not to be disappointed.
In saying this I hope I have not jinxed us.
So it was no surprise that thirty plus walkers assembled for another go at ‘cardiac hill’, through the bush to Treachery Headland and along the beach to the lighthouse.
In total a walk of about twelve kilometers, or so my phone app informs me.
Some experienced and forewarned walkers elected to avoid ‘cardiac hill’ and waited for the drivers and some other fool hardy or intrepid walkers, a totally subjective interpretation, at the beginning of the bush track.
Sitting on the lawn beneath the lighthouse and enjoying our well earned lunch we were lucky enough to catch sight of what must be the tail end of the whale migration north.
As with the dolphins that were spied off Treachery headland earlier, it is a sight that never ceases to excite, no matter how many times you see it.
Also something that never ceases to excite is the thought of an ice cream at the end of a long walk.
Seal Rocks is one of the great unspoiled gems of the NSW mid north coast and home to one of the state’s few remaining Littoral rainforests.
Littoral rainforest occurs only on the coast, is very rare and occurs in small stands.
By Helen WATKINS