Trip Report – Royal National Park: Otford to Burning Palms Beach via Figure of 8 Pools Date: Sunday 30 October 2011 Party: Ben Pullicin, Naser Ghobadzadeh, Cathy Stansbury, Mei Zhu Chen, Lisa Fogarty, Katrina Veale, Elizabeth Wale, Parastoo Saharkhiz, Bruce Stafford, Peggy Huang
We decided on an ambitious double — Heart Attack and Surefire Canyons — which while physically next to each other meant we’d have a long, hard day ahead of us, with plenty of walking and a requirement for some reasonable route-finding.
There were some spectacular views. Some spots offered views that were so awesome we decided to stay for a while and engage in some random activities there. Mary ran a Pilates class, she claimed that these exercises are actually what she teaches, but speculation soon grew that she made these moves up-just to make us all look silly. We also found some good spots to do star jumps (T2 would be proud). And finally, some *flying owlings*; it’s the new owling (just as owling was the new planking), you heard it first on SUBW-A.