End to End 5
Sunday 18 July walk from Tapanappa to Balquhidder, complete with ‘that hill’, was attended by approx. 45 walkers. After an early morning light drizzle, the weather was fine until a shower fell mid afternoon as we approached the protection of waiting cars. The rain served only to reduce the numbers taking advantage of the after-walk celebrations and to remind a few walkers that rain coats are actually a good idea.
Lunch in the sun about half way along Tunkalilla Beach was a joy and provided fortification for climbing ‘that hill’ which, if it has no name, ought to be called ‘The Pinchgut’. Despite the required physical effort, not a single whinge was heard from the group. Well done everyone!
Did you know that Tunkalilla Creek apparently got its name from offal from the whaling station at Encounter Bay finding its way into the creek. Tunkalilla is a corruption of an Aboriginal word meaning ‘place of bad smells’.
See all E2E5’s at next month’s walk.