After 1.5 hours of walking, stopping to watch for birds, and watching footing too, so as not to miss a step, a tree root, or go sliding on some slippery leaves or gravel - Maitland Bay is now in sight.
part of the wrap-around-the-bay, on the other side of the above photographs
the only bird I got to photograph, a New Holland Honeyeater
heading back up now
'people traffic' up ahead, and nearing the carpark by now.