East Basin/Molonglo Reach

Sun 15 February 2015 08:00am

Jack Holland

This will be the outing/cruise for 2015 on the upper parts of Lake Burley Griffin (East Basin) and the adjacent Molonglo River Reach, where late summer/early autumn is usually the peak time for nesting, with darters as well as three species of cormorant known to breed there. The area also has a variety of water birds, and a range of land birds can be seen on the banks.
The boat trip will last about 2 hours from 8 am and will cost $20, payable in cash on boarding. This year we will again be travelling in the electric boat “MV Gull” which can carry around 20 people. The boat allows both a quiet approach as well as access to areas difficult to get to from the land. As Kingston Harbour in now open and operational, the point of departure will again be from there. Participants will need to leave their cars in the Glass Works car park and walk across Eastlake Parade and down Trevillian Quay from where the boat will be visible.
Alternatively there is street parking with various time limits on Eastlake Parade, including free all day parking on weekends along the way in.
Registration for this field trip is essential. Please book your place on the boat with Jack Holland (on 6288 7840 AH or by email on jandaholland@bigpond.com). This trip is always popular, so please make contact early if you want to be assured of a place.

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