|Lighting the Leaves|
Almost immediately we could see some of the leisure uses of the lake. Some youngsters were lolling around on the bank and I hope were taking turns in the hammock they had strung up between two trees a little further on. A couple of fishermen were trying their luck on the banks and plenty of other people were also out walking and running the shoreline trail. The beauty of walking in this direction was that we were soon in the shade of the forest. While the north shore is dedicated to sports and leisure activities the south shore has largely been left alone and the path walks through some beautiful old growth forest.
|Lake View From the East|
The forested section of the walk is approximately a mile and at the far end of the lake where you expect to continue around the shore the path continues straight on a bit further to dog leg around the lowest bridging point of the inlet creek. I have always thought this part of the trail a bit of a nuisance especially as you have to double back along the opposite bank (this isn't necessary if you emerge from the lengthier extra walk through the forest.
|Car Park View|