|The start of the track - Vaughan keen to get moving!|
I'm sure we "lapped" many couch potatoes during our 8 kilometre walk through Brisbane Water National Park but we were amazed and inspired by those people that lapped us! We met quite a few bods running in the early part of the track. One commented that they were at the tail end of 30 kilometres (from Somersby)! I have since googled and it seems the people we saw are part of a walking/running club, the Terrigal Trotters.
We were very impressed, as some were older than us - and then we saw where they had come from and our admiration grew, particularly as we struggled to scramble over some very steep bits. You can see where they went, here. (We only got three quarters of the way along the trail from Woy Woy Road to where their route veered upward toward point 15).
|Vaughan was often ahead by a significant margin!|
We all enjoyed the adventure though and there are plans to return and walk all the way down to Wondabyne Station. (There is no road access to the station, which is barely the length of one carriage)! By all accounts we signal to the train that we wish to board, in much the same way as we would flag down a bus - now that promises to be an even bigger adventure!
Update: we made a return trip to Brisbane Water National Park and wandered all the way down to Wondabyne Station. You can read of our exploits here (and a few post after that point).