Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
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Cape Hauy and Fortescue Bay

We had a dual-purpose activity planned for Scouts this weekend: three of the older Scouts were doing an overnight hike (not really shown here, because one of the other leaders followed that) and a camp and day hike for some of our younger Scouts, which is the event with which I was mostly involved. We were camped at Fortescue Bay, and on the Saturday we headed out to Cape Hauy.

Cape Hauy is a dramatic peninsula that breaks up into islands at the end. It is an undulating hike out to the end, but there has been some major trackwork to “harden” the track, which is to make it less susceptible to walking erosion, by building stone steps that may (or may not!) make it easier to walk.


The dolerite cliffs at the end are very spectacular, and you can see Cape Pillar (scene of a two-night hike earlier in the year, where we skipped doing Cape Hauy).


The Scouts felt a good feeling of accomplishment and slept well that night (well, not entirely, since some of them had their tent raided by possums!).

The next day we did a little stroll along Fortescue Bay around to Canoe Bay, with the sun finally making an effort to come out as we returned.


The weekend’s final task was to go and meet the overnight hikers who had walked through to Waterfall Bay. Here’s one of the waterfalls that we found while we awaited their arrival.

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