On the Wednesday of Week 8 of Term 2 the Stage 2 Outdoor Ed class left on a bushwalking camp through Innes National Park.
The first walk was from Stenhouse Bay to Cable Bay. This walk took us 4 hours including a 2Km walk from the campsite to the Cape Spencer Lighthouse which is the “Toe” of the Yorke Peninsula. On the walk from Stenhouse Bay to Cable Bay there was a salt lake where we had stopped for lunch and a side trip through the old township of Inneston. We also spotted an abandoned Mallee Fowl nest. At nightfall Mr Clifford started the camp fire so the year 11’s could cook their dinner with a fire for marshmallows.
On Thursday at 9:15 we had left on the second walk from Cable Bay to Casuarina. We went back up through Inneston and followed the ‘Walk the Yorke Trail’ and ended up at the main road that goes through the park. We followed the road for 10mins to the camp site. This walk took us approximately 5hrs and we saw another salt lake, some lighthouses and the Ethel Wreck. At the end of the day we walked through the sand dunes to Pondalowie Beach to see the surf break and check out the washed up fishing boat.
The last day we went on two different walks. One was the Stenhouse Bay Nature Trail where we learned about the train, ship wrecks, dumps, the ‘Goofy Shack’ from WW2 and life at Stenhouse Bay during the 20th Century. The other walk was out to Royston Head trail where it took us 15mins to get to the cliff look out site.
It was hard work carrying the rucksacks around the whole time but it was a lot of fun. We would like to thank Mr. Clifford and Kelly for taking us on this camp.