Trip Report: Jibbon Head – led by Brian Everingham – 9 May 2023

Route: Bundeena – Jibbon Beach – Jibbon Head – Shelley Beach – Jibbon Beach – Bundeena 

Distance: 6km Grade: 2 Ascent: 30m 

The tide was almost at its peak and the shoreline was quite a way up but most of the way was clear. That was not the case at the far end where considerable timber of varying sizes had been washed ashore, no doubt part of the recent storm surges. 

And, yes, it was all a good excuse to talk about the management of the beach and the pressures it places on park management, the attempt to protect the littoral rainforest and the impact of increasing storm damage (and dare I say, increasing sea levels). 

By then we were entering the Jibbon Headland walk and had to face the problem of weed infestation within the delights of both littoral rainforest and heathland. 

And of course, we made a diversion to look at the Aboriginal engraving site. 

And as we crossed through the littoral rainforest back to the beach, we walked through an active mixed flock of birds, including a Spangled Drongo! 

Our birthday lunch for Sue was then held at the Bundeena RSL Club before we all departed. Five of us stopped off at the Wises Track to see the Pterostylis daintreana. Success! 

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