20.01.22 Brownstone NT to Froward Point – Led by Norma

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Norma writes:-

Twelve hardy walkers met today at the NT Brownstone car park. The low cloud/mist together with a coastal breeze resulted in it feeling very raw indeed. Such a contrast to the cloudless blue sky we had enjoyed the last couple of days!
As it was cold, we were keen to start walking to get warm…
The track down to the coast has a good firm surface as it was used to access the military buildings on the headland during wartime…Most of these flat-topped brick buildings are still intact.
We were soon level with the 80ft Daymark which was built in 1864 as a navigational aid. Today it was shrouded in mist and we agreed we would rerturn on a nice sunny day!
As the track drops downwards, more of the misty coastline came into view. ..
Perched right in the edge of Froward point is the Coast watch station. Manned by unpaid volunteers. ..(not Coast Guard – the nearest of those is at Falmouth !! ) They merely keep watch and advise…
The chaps there always welcome the company of visitors, share the telescopes and binoculars and their WC ! As it was warmer inside, we enjoyed spending quite a while learning about the equipment they use. Unfortunately, there were no seals on the islands today…
Walking back up the track, the weather worsened… We were all glad to get back to the cars. After negotiating a few tractors and trailers in the lane,
ten of us enjoyed a great value lunch at the Inn in the Quay…IN THE WARM !!

Photos were taken by Norma and Wendy. (click here to see all Norma’s photos) and  (click here to see all Wendy’s photos).