Jul - Dec 2018

2018 11 09 Pete the gap

                                                                                                                                                THE GAP

With a coastline walk on the program, members might have expected the weather to be ‘wild and wooly’. However, for this last walk of the year, the weather gods gave us ‘mild and Woolley’ instead. Mercilessly exploiting the ‘last walk of the year’ theme, the leaders celebrated their imminent release from walk-leading duties by starting with coffee before the walk at the Grumpy Baker in Dover Heights – and quite a few walkers joined in! Don was then able to reprise his EZY Walk from two weeks previous and give everyone the historical run-down of Macquarie Lighthouse, the Signal Station, the wreck of the Dunbar and the Gap. Did I mention how beautiful the weather was for such a coastline walk? It was perfect! After pausing at the Gap (no-one jumped!) we headed northwards to Camp Cove beach, passed HMAS Watson, were collectively disappointed by the lack of talent at Lady Bay nudist beach, and rounded South Head to lunch beside the Hornby Light with spectacular views across the entrance to Sydney Harbour to North Head. Turning south after lunch we returned to Camp Cove and crossed the beach to Green Point, taking in the historical remains of the WW2 Anti-submarine net which crossed Sydney Harbour from Green Point. After that it was, figuratively, downhill all the way to Watsons Bay wharf and a ferry back to Circular Quay and coffee (for a select few).

DonWo and JohnG led Ros, David & Annette, Pete & Bella, Tim & Lydia, Nick, ChrisMcA, WendyP, HelenL, Ruth, Rhondda, SueK, Elaine, Mike, Lillian and RobynMa. Thanks Mike for being our TEP.

Photos: Pete (1,2,3,4,5,9,10,11); Ros G (6,8); DonWo (7)

 

     2018 11 09 Pete town hall          2018 11 09 Pete grandstand viewing                                  Joyous confusion at Town Hall station                                                                                        Waiting for the caffeine addicts to arrive from the Grumpy Baker

 

     2018 11 09 Pete mac lighthouse and its cliffs             2018 11 09 Pete histroy lesson at Mac lighthouseP1060813                                                                                                 Cliffs with their guardian lighthouse                                                                                                             Leader delivering history lesson

 

2018 11 09 Ros eagle and north headIMG 9242                                                                                                        Another Eagle Rock(?) and North Head

 

     2018 11 09 DonWo tall ship          2018 11 09 Ros modern transportIMG 9243                                         Old style transport (where "Dunbar" should have been!).....                                                                  ........and a newer style.

 

2018 11 09 Pete group at the gap                                                                                                                     Most of us, posing!

 

     2018 11 09 Pete warning at gap bluff          2018 11 09 Pete Hornby light                                                  SNHP does its best to protect people, but we still found some on the wrong side of the fence!                             Lunching at Hornby Lighthouse

DonWo and JohnG led Ros, David & Annette, Pete & Bella, Tim & Lydia, Nick, ChrisMcA, WendyP, HelenL, Ruth, Rhondda, SueK, Elaine, Mike, Lillian and RobynMa. Thanks Mike for being our TEP.

Photos: Pete (1,2,3,4,5,9,10,11); Ros G (6,8); DonWo (7)

 

 

 

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