Sunday Morning Walk to Cobah Point (Hawkesbury River)

This morning’s walk began at dawn over Kuring-gai Chase

Dawn over Mount Kuringgai

On the track to Cobah Point- early morning mist; while the temperature is already in the low 20s there is a definite sense of autumn in the air with all this mist, and – as you will see- with all the early morning spiders:

Here the radiant rays of the sun finally push through the bush

First Rays of the Sun

The sun hits the track, rising rapidly…

And this track, despite the fact that spring is well behind us, is chock full with flowers… all along the way. Here are pink spider flowers (grevillea sericia):

Grevillea Sericia

F ine leaved (or pine leaved) geebungs:

Pine Leaved Geebung


Old Man Banksia flowers (Banksia Serrata) still fresh and new, contrasting with last year’s growth:

This year and last years Banksia

And a track dense with waist high flowers on both sides:

Wild Flowers Galore


And spider webs like you have never seen, catching the early rays of the sun:

spider 1Some of the webs were around 1.5-2 metres across:

Biggest Spider webAnd then the track, before it gets to Cobah Point itself reaches a peak from where you can see across the whole of the Hawkesbury valley:

The track then climbs into some forest country where the soil is deep, the Sydney red gums (Angophoras) are massive, imposing, magnificent- these are my all-time favourite trees, the way their branches soar and curl like a dancer’s limbs:

Angophora Close-upAnd now, after nearly 9 kms, Cobah Point is just around the corner: we have finally made it!




  5 comments for “Sunday Morning Walk to Cobah Point (Hawkesbury River)

  1. March 1, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Very nice, My walk this morning was at Marrickville organic food markets, but this afternoon I ventured into the bush around Wolli Creek and Turella. The walk starts at the end of my street. Have a look at the photos I took at the start of the storm when I was still in the bush.

  2. March 5, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Michael, Yes the joy of a morning walk, dodging and marveling those woven webs ( adding another ‘b’ and kinship to Francis’s verse- ‘ blundering through intimate bird-call’ ). My hastened stroll this morning, negotiating the rush of traffic through suburbs to the surf; and the beach a mess with piles of kelp, the cleansed wet sand for a moment looking like aged skin. And my point of arrival, between the red and gold flags, throwing myself in- doing a bit of aged life-saving on my own, wishing for a Webb baptism, plodding the strict suburbs( a bit lighter on foot) back home…
    Best wishes Peter Solway.

    • March 5, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks Peter -lovely to hear from you and to be reminded of our mutual affinity for Webb’s very special way of seeing the landscape: hope to see you again in August – maybe we can have a meal together ‘??? Cheers Michael

      • March 9, 2015 at 1:24 pm

        Sounds good, though horizon of August seems so distant, a faint blue at winter’s conclusion. But time taking it’s time, yes Michael- pasta and wine in the Chatswood plaza after a feast of Frank’s verse!

      • March 9, 2015 at 4:50 pm

        Looking forward to it Peter!

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