Little Gem – University of Melbourne

By Meg Lee | May 11, 2022

Text and photos Mick Liddell We gathered by Gate 3 as planned, first just a few of us, then more and more till we were 16, then 18,and then finally 19.  Margi’s collaborative walk through our collective campus memories worked a treat. First stop and Joan reminded us of the history of the NSW Bank facade, strangely adhering […]

Murrindindi Scenic Reserve

By Meg Lee | April 27, 2022

Text by Meri L, photos by MLx2 A lovely day walk was enjoyed by 17 walkers in Murrindindi Scenic Reserve on April 23rd 10 walkers took on the Boroondara Track circuit. First up was the lower section of the Wilhelmina Falls, a gorgeous view unfortunately missed by a few enthusiastic walkers who had their eyes […]

Little Gem – Westgate Park

By Meg Lee | April 7, 2022

Text Ronda H. Photos MB, JK and ML Many thanks to Margi Breare and Mick Liddell for a fascinating walk inthe park under, and close to, Westgate Bridge. Regeneration of old dumping sites has been carried out by Westgate Biodiversity, originally Friends of Westgate Park. We were treated to a fascinating insight by committee member, […]

Anglesea Circuit

By Meg Lee | March 30, 2022

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 […]

AGM and Westerfolds Park walk

By Meg Lee | February 14, 2022

AGM The weather blessed our AGM and Westerfolds Park walk. Covid rules dictated that we couldn’t old our AGM indoors as planned, but Westerfolds Park gave us a perfect outdoor shelter for our meeting followed by morning tea. (Thank you for all the tasty offerings!). We had a good meeting, and our current Committee was […]

Christmas BBQ/picnic

By Meg Lee | December 10, 2021

A very select group gathered at a sheltered picnic area beside the Bayviews golf course in Rosebud, for our end of year picnic. The location is run by Parks Victoria, providing an excellent and very private location for a gathering. We figured we were unlikely to be gazumped by a five year old birthday party, […]

Little Gem – Williamstown Foreshore

By Meg Lee | November 27, 2021

Photos by ML After missing out on many of our planned Little Gems outings this year (thanks Covid), it was  a delight for 13 of us to meet for an exploration of the Williamstown foreshore. In the spirit of good environmentalism, most arrived by public transport, despite complicated connections, and trains being replaced by buses […]

Otway Ranges mini week of walks

By Meg Lee | November 17, 2021

Text by Meri Liddell, Featured image by JK. Images by JK and ML Thirty-one happy bushwalkers headed to the Otway Ranges for a mini ‘week of walks’ soon after lockdown ended, despite dire weather predictions. We were rewarded with lovely weather, bookended by storms and heavy rain before and after. Yet again, the weather gods […]

Central Goldfields

By Meg Lee | August 12, 2021

Heathcote July 31st 2021. Text ML&ML, Photos ML, ML, TW We had ruled out walking at Mt Disappointment as storms and off-roader damage had closed access and good walking. So on the first chance after Lockdown 5, Mick, Meri and Harvey checked alternative walking in the goldfields of Old McIvor (now Heathcote). The natural beauty, geology and relics […]

Werribee Gorge State Park

By Meg Lee | June 30, 2021

Werribee Gorge walk 26th June 2021 Leaders: Mick and Meri L Werribee Gorge is a great location for a post-COVID walk, being so close to the city, but feeling quite remote. We had an enthusiastic band of 10 long walkers, and 23 shorter walkers. (As it turned outnot actually much shorter, but a bit less […]