First real bushwalk for the year

Went into Diana’s Bath in the D’Aguilar National Park and it was the first club bushwalk for 2017.

The day was hot and for some the swim was refreshing. Looking at the water, though, I was hesitant as I have had previous bad reactions to swimming in brackish water. There were fish swimming in the waterhole, but not convincing enough for me to go in!

Anyway it was a great day with great company especially #walkaboutbear.

My mind was thinking of next weekend the #happyfeetbushwalk at Lamington National Park and hoping all was well.

At home, got the mower started with Andy’s help and the proceeded to mow the lawn,. After about five minutes the mower ran fast before conking out. It did this last year. After much cord pulling and adjusting the throttle, it started again, but a short time later stopped. Got a third of the back yard mowed.

And that was it. Sue then came home from shopping and she was distraught.

3 hours to do shopping.

Her mind wanders and she can’t focus. She appears to becoming OCD.  Gawd! How do I help!

After a while she decided to go to the waterfront with a friend. Hope all is OK!

 

First bushwalk – Sunday Creek Fire Tower Site and on

At 6.00 am I was put into the backpack, put in the car and driven to Jimna. The intersection of the Kilcoy-Murgon Road and Sunday Creek Road, to be exact.

After siting there for a while and Gavin changing his shoes for boots, the others arrived – Keith, Jan, Judy and Andy and then we drove down Sunday Creek Road to the intersection with Buffalo Road (451910 7046150). The cars were parked here and we set off up the hill on Buffalo Road. Buffalo Road undulates before descending to cross Buffalo Gully and the ascending to Middle Road after 2km.

Turn right on Middle Road and then after about 300m take the old road to the left (451900 7044600). Follow this road for 1 km as it ascends to the site of the Sunday Creek Fire Tower.

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Return to Middle Road and then turn left to continue along Middle Road. Continue along Middle Road and after about 2km crosses Sunday Creek. Ascend a short distance and turn right down Plank Bridge Road (4150950 7043500) and descend to Six Mile Creek. At this crossing are the remnants of the Plank Bridge.

Return to Middle Road and turn right to continue on towards Bellthorpe Road. After about 1 km Cockalorum Creek Road goes off to the left (451500 7043050). Veer right on Middle Road and descend to cross Six Mile Creek and follow for about 3 km. Turn right onto Bellthorpe Road and walk for about 500 metres to the vicinity of the bora ring (452300 7040900).

Return to the junction with Middle Road, but continue past this junction and the next Middle Road junction (large Y-junction) on Bellthorpe Road for about 3km to a track leading off to the left (name unknown). Follow this track for a short distance as it gradually descends to Six Mile Creek and ascends to Cockalorum Creek Road, about 2.5 km and a T-junction. Turn right onto Cockalorum Creek Road (4153200 7043200) and follow for about 500m to a disused road and turn left. This becomes the Constance Fire Management Trail and become a narrow track following the benched road. The track descends to Sunday Creek, where the bridge has been removed but trail and bicycle tracks show the creek crossing. Ascend the other side and then the track descends to another creek where this bridge has also been removed. Drop not the creek and walk to the right to a track from the creek to regain the road. From here the track opens up as it nears Middle Road (7052600 444700). At Middle Road turn left and follow Middle Road to the junction with Buffalo Road, about 400 metres.

Follow Buffalo Road back to the cars at Sunday Creek Road.

Total distance walked: 21 km

Total time: 7:45 hours.