Jan-Jun 2021

On the first day of the 2021 program, fourteen members sensibly disregarded a weather forecast of intermittent rain and drove to Brooklyn Park for the start of the EZY walk.

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After inspecting the WW1 Memorial, we followed the Mangrove Boardwalk through the riverbank mangroves.

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 Lindy explains how essential mangroves are to the ecosystem                                                     mangroves

Following morning tea we drove to McKell Park and completed an anti-clockwise circuit along Dangar Road to the railway, George Street, Parsley Bay, Flat Rock Point

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Along the way we stopped at the Ferry Public Wharf; the River Postman Wharf; the memorial to victims of the 1944 bus and train crash

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Nick relates the story of the fatal 1944 collision between a train and a bus-17 local people killed.

 the Gov Arthur Phillip’s obelisk; the sheltered tables and benches on the shores of Parsley Bay (along with some local seagulls and pelicans) and Federation Park opposite the tidal swimming pool.

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and back to Dangar Road for lunch and coffee in the Marina complex

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In a backyard viewed from George Street. Advertising doggerel for
patented steel pens sold by MacNiven & Cameron of Edinburgh Scotland

A fascinating day. Thank you to the Walks Sub-committee for programming this ideal walk.

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Tim gives a history of the Dangar Family in NSW

Leaders: Helen A, Nick B and recce third-man Don B.
Other walkers: Aileen, Sue and Andy, Lyndy, Lydia, Tim, John M, Rex and Robyn, Elizabeth P and Dennis.
Thanks to Don, tail-end-Charlie; Lyndy, first aider.

Photographers:  Helen A, 1-7,9,10  Robyn M, 8

Words:  Helen A

 

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