Anglesea Circuit

Text by Jill T, Bron L. Photos JT, BL, JK, ML

MUAB walkers were blessed with a beautiful sunny day to explore the foreshore of Anglesea and beyond.  Twenty-eight walkers gathered at the Anglesea Beach carpark and split into two groups

Led by Anne Wigglesworth, the sturdy Long Walkers followed a gentle ascending track through heathlands and up to a lightly treed track surrounded by swathes of grass trees and small coastal banksias.

A steep climb along a deeply eroded track brought the group to the Coal Mine Lookout where we could observe the coal mine rehabilitation site of the proposed and controversial Eden Project. One more steep ascent to the phone towers, then down to the ocean, past the Hooded Plover Reserve to Point Roadknight Beach. Then finally ….coffee!

With Lionel Boxer in the lead, the Short Walkers travelled at a leisurely pace through the beautiful Coogoorah Park wetlands. Committed members of the local community have skilfully restored the banks of the waterways and surrounding bushland, so that the noise of the crowded township seemed far away.

Returning to the Anglesea village, the group was spoiled for choice in selecting a coffee spot from the excellent cafes in the town.  The post lunch walks along the beach offered magnificent views.

Joan and Judy chose another option, climbing to the Anglesea Lookout. However, for some recalcitrants, the appeal of another coffee won the day.