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2021 06 04 EZY Lyndy Boarding the Bus bWe were blessed with good weather for this walk as it had rained the day before.  Nine walkers made their way from Ulmarra Place East Lindfield down many steps to the Two Creeks Track.  This part of the track follows Middle Harbour Creek.

We walked through the Roseville Park area which was used as an engineers training school in World War I.  Morning tea was near this location on some old sandstone steps.

We continued to the Roseville Bridge area.  The old bridge was built in 1924 and the new bridge in 1961.  Lunch was at the site of the old Roseville Baths (opened 1924, closed 1974). 

After lunch we walked to Echo Point Park and had coffee at Echo Point Marina.  We then walked back to the park and up Babbage Road to catch the bus back to Chatswood at Warringah Road.





At left: Catching the bus

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                           'Life will find a way to hang on     ....                           and walkers trust the rock keeps hanging on

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                  'When's Morning Tea? I'll come out then' - John M                     We hope John was out and at the other table.

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Leaders: Robyn Mi and Lyndy
And: Rex, Barrie, John M and visitors Georgiana and Bruce, Chris and Ute

Lyndy was First Aider, Barrie Tail-end Charlie.W

Words: Robyn

Photos: Lyndy 1,3; Georgina 2; Robyn 4-7.



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28 walkers met in Nelson Rd, Killara outside the Wombin Reserve. The circuit walk followed a series of bush tracks with steps and some challenging short rock scrambles. Starting in Wombin Reserve, we follo_w a track beside a small creek to Swain Gardens, an English garden with a maze of paths, surrounded by bushland. After walking through the Gardens, we stepped over a small wall and followed a faint bush track down through Seven Little Australians Reserve, named after the book, whose author, Ethel Turner, lived in Lindfield as she was writing it.

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We followed the Two Creeks Track, down a long set of wooden steps, crossing Gordon Creek, up many steps and winding uphill to the intersection with Barrie Rd Track near where we had morning tea.

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After crossing Gordon Creek we followed further uphill to a pipe bridge which was used to cross Gordon Creek before demolition in 2008.

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After descending to Middle Harbour creek we walked through mangroves before scrambling up more rocks, following a mostly level path through forest, then more steep rock climbing to have lunch overlooking the valley.

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We then followed a wide management bush trail behind houses to Koola Avenue. After exiting onto Koola Avenue a street walk took us to coffee in East Killara shops, then back to the cars in Nelson Rd.
A walk through lovely bushland in the urban fringe which challenged our knees and calves negotiating up and down steps and rocks.

Participants: Helen A, Nick B, Don B, Sue B, Susan C, Rhondda, Annette Ell, Michael and Sue, Judy, Mary, Lyndy, Diana, Chris McA, Bill McD, Dawn, Robyn Ma, Margaret P, Wendy P, Guenter, Nick S, Lyn, Lois,
Visitors: Phyllis, Robyn W, Tuks
Leaders: Anne R, Anne G
Words: Anne G                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photos: Anne R (17), Chris McA (4,8,13, Helen (5,6,7,16), Louis (1,2,9,12,14), Lyndy (3,18), Robyn W (10,11,15)

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A group of 14 members, including one visitor, enjoyed wandering through Hunters Hill. 

Only evidence of bush were the tree roots on the old footpaths, plus lots of mature trees in the neighbourhood.

We admired the mansions, including the stylish French design homes, such evidence of the early French settlers and particularly architecture. 

We enjoyed the Jeanneret Walk, one of many historic walks in the suburb. Jeanneret was a wealthy settler who bought up huge areas for property development. He and his brother, along with Joubert have left many notable architecturally beautifully houses. 

There is an abundance of information, available from the local council in Alexandra Street.

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Walkers: Susan B, Annette El, Michael F, Helen L,  Lyndy and Lyndy’s friend, Susan K,  Cherry,  Robyn and Rex, and John M.

Leaders: Kas and Aileen

Words: Aileen

Photos: Lindy 1, 2, 6, Robyn 3, 4, 5

 


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 2021 5 14 Plus Peter T Track Profile

 

Nine walkers enjoyed excellent weather for our 13 km walk on 14th of May from Girrakool to Staples Lookout.

After a quick car shuffle, at 9am we headed down the scenic west side of Piles Creek as the east side is closed for track maintenance until 17th July. Two kilometres along the track we crossed the suspension bridge, took a few photos and then climbed back uphill to head South on the main route of the Great North Walk.

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After a steady climb for 1.2km we stopped for a welcome morning tea at 10:45 on a sandstone slab with views across to the M1 and Mooney Mooney Bridge. A little further uphill we had views of the Gosford Rifle Range from the extensive sandstone slabs along the track. Skirting around the west side of Leochares Peak, we soon climbed Scopas Peak to find a small lookout with great views of the wider parts of Mooney Mooney Creek to our South.

Descending the saddle to the south for another kilometre, we met the fire trail that takes you to Wondabyne and Pindar Cave. In many places along our route today we were pleased to see many bright Banksia flowers in full bloom. Following the fire trail for 1.1km we turned off it to head east down the minor track towards Myron Brook for 1.5km descending 140m to the creek. Arriving at 1:10pm, we enjoyed our lunch on the sandstone base of this peaceful creek listening to the myriad of birds that surrounded us.

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 Heading along the wet track skirting the hill between Myron and Kariong Brooks, it was not long before we descended into Kariong Brook for some quick photos. The steep climb with big steps out of the creek took some effort but all accomplished the final big climb of the day. Reaching the fire trail, we quickly tackled the last 2.5km to Staples Lookout for a final group photo with views of Woy Woy below us.

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Retreating to the Mount Penang Gardens for Coffees and cakes, we sat in good company, enjoying the late afternoon sun and views across the ponds before retrieving our cars from Girrakool and heading home.

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Thanks to all that attended this very nice Plus walk.

Words: Peter Tuckwell

Walkers: Peter, Jenny C, Celia, Wendy C, Pragati, Guenter, Hazel, Wendy P and her sister Jil

Photos: Wendy C (3,5,6,7,8,9,14)); Peter (1,2,4,10,11,12,13,15).

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A surprisingly small group of 7 walkers met at Quarry Road in Hornsby on a perfect autumn morning and started the walk down the Depression Steps (as they are commonly known, despite the Council sign calling them the 'Heritage steps'...). Throughout the day, this proved to be an ideal walk, almost entirely on bush tracks, nicely balanced between the flat, the ups and the downs with no real killer climbs, dangerous creek crossings or excessive road walking. It was challenging in length but the group kept up a good pace throughout.

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Steve P / Barb / Celia / John / Polly                                                                                                                   Many fallen trees

We paused at Fishponds for the view and a water break then continued for 2 or 3 more kilometres to the morning tea break on one of the high ridges. From there we continued through very attractive bush before reaching Cherrybrook Lakes. After a brief pause, we continued through bush before reaching a short section of street walking prior to hitting the Callicoma Circuit. Lunch was taken early, just before the Circuit commenced. Again, the track was varied, attractive and, whilst a little less regular underfoot, conducive to a good walking pace. The walk finished with a few minutes of uphill street walking to Thornleigh, where a welcome coffee awaited us at the Monday Morning cafe.

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Walkers: Steve, Martin, Polly, Celia, John Mence, Barbara C, Pragati

Tail end Charlie: Polly

First Aid: Polly

Photographs: Steve P: 1, 2, 3 , 5, 6. Barb: 4, 7.


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A surprisingly small group of 7 walkers met at Quarry Road in Hornsby on a perfect autumn morning and started the walk down the Depression Steps (as they are commonly known, despite the Council sign calling them the 'Heritage steps'...). Throughout the day, this proved to be an ideal walk, almost entirely on bush tracks, nicely balanced between the flat, the ups and the downs with no real killer climbs, dangerous creek crossings or excessive road walking. It was challenging in length but the group kept up a good pace throughout.

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Steve P / Barb / Celia / John / Polly                                                                                                                   Many fallen trees

We paused at Fishponds for the view and a water break then continued for 2 or 3 more kilometres to the morning tea break on one of the high ridges. From there we continued through very attractive bush before reaching Cherrybrook Lakes. After a brief pause, we continued through bush before reaching a short section of street walking prior to hitting the Callicoma Circuit. Lunch was taken early, just before the Circuit commenced. Again, the track was varied, attractive and, whilst a little less regular underfoot, conducive to a good walking pace. The walk finished with a few minutes of uphill street walking to Thornleigh, where a welcome coffee awaited us at the Monday Morning cafe.

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Walkers: Steve, Martin, Polly, Celia, John Mence, Barbara C, Pragati

Tail end Charlie: Polly

First Aid: Polly

Photographs: Steve P: 1, 2, 3 , 5, 6. Barb: 4, 7.


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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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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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Words:  Anne G

Walkers: Rhondda, Tim, Michael and Sue, Vivienne, Judy, Lilian, Lyndy, Bill McD, John M, Claude and, Margaret, Elizabeth, David R, Anne R, Don Wa, Don Wo,

Visitors: Daryl S, Peter C

Leaders: Anne G, Barbara R. 

Thanks to First Aiders,  Anne R, Don Wo and Tail enders, Claude P, Don Wo

Photos:Lilian (1, 4,13), Anne R (2, 8, 9), Margaret P (3, 5, 11,15), Lyndy (6), Barbara R (7,12), Don Wo (10), Peter C (14).

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                               The HVB Walks Sub-Committee published a program for July-November 2020 containing 41 walks.

On the first and subsequent walks the current COVID rules for maximum group sizes and social distancing were  spelt out to walkers in unambigous terms.

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06 November Plus Walk: Elvina Bay/Towlers Bay Circuit.                                                                                                                                        Photos: Martin and Peter 
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EZY Walks: 23 October Bray's Reserve to Yarralla House, 11 September Berry/Island Wollstonecraft.                                                                 Photos: Pete, AnneR, Pauline

2020 11 20 BBQpicnic Barbara HVB

A local walk in Kenthurst: A helping hand, a sharing culture and sent to Coventry?
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14 August Regular/Plus Walk: O'Hara's Creek Walk/Guppy Creek Loop.                                                                                                                       Photos: Bert, Sue S, Pete.

Rocks - Tops of mountains and creek beds.
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02 October Plus Walk: Gentlemans Halt Fire Trail                                                                                                                                                                      Photo: Barbara R
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