Trip Start Apr 17, 2011
87Trip End May 10, 2012
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There are several different options for the walks that are paved way in the park and I went on the Mt Ku-ring gai walk for the name and also it was one of the walks that didn't require a car. The walk is from Mt ku-ring gai to Berowra which is 11.3 km in total with steep climbs.
I must admit I didn't do the full walk and did half of it which was go from the station into the park to get to Apple Bay through the Aboriginal middens.
I walked through the woodlands that unfortunately looked as if they we're victims of a bush fire which was upsetting to see as such a place with so much history had to suffer the fires and have the burns as a reminder
The walk down was at times very creepy as I could hear shuffles of leaves and trees so had to watch my back and more importantly feet to make sure that there were no monster bugs around.
The walk down was not so strenuous other than making sure that I followed the track properly as one wrong turn would not have been good! Luckily I have my phone which has GPS. The views of the river were wonderful to see and have a chance to air alongside nature in peace and monster beetles at the same time (I didn't managed to get pics as they were more scared of me which I was quite happy about!)
Then it was a case to make the decision of whether I should carry onto Berowra or to turn around and go back up. The steps on the way to Berowra didn't look to appealing and as I figured out the route from Mt Ku-ring gai and coming up to 4pm it was a race against time to get out of the forest before it turned dark.
So I regained my compare for the hill climbs back up and finally putting the camera away and as well as meeting the most annoying bird that makes monkey sounds I really could hear something big coming my way. Now if it was a person it would've scared the shit out of me but as the rustling was really fast I knew it couldn't have been man but instead there literally 4/5 feet infront of me jumped a wild kangaroo! For a split second it was a case of do I run, stay there or smack it one if it goes after me but it would've won as it was bigger than me. Luckily the Joey looked at me as if to say hi then made it's way down the woodlands. It was a crazy 10 seconds but now that nothing happened I can say those 10 seconds were exhilarating being so close with the roo and having a moment looking at it eye to eye
After that encounter I came across an old man on the path who had a camping bag on his back and going in as it started to get darker while I'm trying to get out. Mad man I have to say, you'd have to pay me to sleep down there on my own!
Along the walk it gave me even more respect for the aboriginal history as to how it is they can happily survive here and I would struggle for one night is shameful to say the least but not many people would've done what I even did so in that way, I'm a happy woman.