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Report on field day 29 May 2004



On Saturday, May 29, eighteen OFF members set out from the bus stop at Palm Beach for a leisurely two kilometre walk to Barrenjoey Lighthouse. The track was flat and relatively easy until the last 400 metres which ascended quite steeply through remnant coastal forest.

We were rewarded at the top, however, by breathtaking views of waterways, coastline and bushland in every direction. Our leader, John Blake, had arranged for the area Head Ranger, Mark Watt, to address us.

After speaking about the history of the lighthouse in the adjoining keeper's cottage, Mark led us up the stairs of the lighthouse tower to inspect the equipment and views 113 metres above sea level.

Alan Fairley

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