Monday, 15 October 2012

Sea View D’MOSS walk 21 October 2012

Sea View D’MOSS walk 21 October 2012
September was such a busy month for everyone we didn’t do a walk. Our October walk is next Sunday 21 October, starting at 10 o’clock. We are meeting just before ten at George Codnor Park, at the top of Coedmore Road just near the bridge over the railway line. Coedmore Road is off Sarnia Road opposite Elgin Road at the robot. The park next to Elgin Road is Beacon Park. It sounds confusing, but we will be there at 9:30; turn off Sarnia Road into Coedmore Road, and then first right to the parking area under the trees. You will recognize walker types.

There is plenty of parking and your car will be safe. During the walk “Friends of the Sea View D’MOSS walkers” will set up and prepare tea, coffee, and juice, and biscuits for the end of the walk. There is no charge for the walk, but the friends ask for a R5 donation to cover their costs.

We start at 10 o’clock, or as soon after, and set off across Sarnia Road to join the D’MOSS trails from Elgin Road, and then onto the trails between the Sarnia Road ridge and the Umbilo River valley. Our route will take us to a view site from which we will be able to see the Umbilo River flow under the M7, sweep round in a wide bend, and flow under the M7 again just at the start of the Umbilo canal. The river is the boundary on three sides of the Portuguese Club and its grounds. The Natural Resources Department has maintained these trails and they are quite easy walking. We will follow different trails out and back; and perhaps even a recently cut new trail which we will inspect during this week.

The walk is in shade for much of the trail, but hats, sun block, sturdy shoes, and some liquid is recommended, especially if it is a hot day. We should be back at the start (George Codnor Park), and tea with biscuits, within two, or two and a half hours. We don’t rush, so nobody need worry about being made to hurry too fast.
If you want to ask anything, please telephone me.

Derek Nicholson
031 465 4278     or   072 400 1216

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