It was a perfect day for walking, bright sunshine and a cool 4 degrees at the Kilclooney car park. A blustery wind added to the day as strong gusts chased the remaining leaves around the ground. Ten of us headed out for Crotty’s Lake. It was a day for admiring the scenery – so bright and clear. As we reached the top of the ridge overlooking Crotty’s Lake we felt the full force of the wind and struggled to keep from blowing over, but were well sheltered down at the lake. We had lunch just under Mr. Crotty’s old ‘holiday home’ and, well refuelled, took on the steep climb to the top of the Coomshingaun circuit. The wind had died down quite a bit at this stage and we made our way back eastwards to the car park.