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kennettj [Seven Weeks in New Zealand Part V]
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kennettj [Back to the Thirsty Thirtees]
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 Fortunately,​ mere droughtiness doesn'​t mean a cessation or even a limitation of walking. If that were so, the numerous walking Clubs that mushroomed in Sydney during the Thirsty Thirties were off the beam somewhere. What it does entail is more cautious planning of trips. Even in the driest spells of the bad years, there was always water to be found in the beds of the main Blue Mountain Rivers. The streams Fortunately,​ mere droughtiness doesn'​t mean a cessation or even a limitation of walking. If that were so, the numerous walking Clubs that mushroomed in Sydney during the Thirsty Thirties were off the beam somewhere. What it does entail is more cautious planning of trips. Even in the driest spells of the bad years, there was always water to be found in the beds of the main Blue Mountain Rivers. The streams
-didn't flow, much of their length was bare sand or jambled river rocks, but always there were pools to be found. That didn't apply to some of the tributory ​creeks, and a camp on a main watercourse was often vital.+didn't flow, much of their length was bare sand or jambled river rocks, but always there were pools to be found. That didn't apply to some of the tributary ​creeks, and a camp on a main watercourse was often vital.
  
 Ridge walking was (and may be again) quite a hazardous enterprise unless the ridge assuredly ended in a negotiable way down to a major stream. This business of finding a flow, or even pools, in the higher Ridge walking was (and may be again) quite a hazardous enterprise unless the ridge assuredly ended in a negotiable way down to a major stream. This business of finding a flow, or even pools, in the higher
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 Rather inadequately,​ I must admit, there'​s no royal road to divining water, unless you have the gift of using the forked stick. Rather inadequately,​ I must admit, there'​s no royal road to divining water, unless you have the gift of using the forked stick.
  
-The main thing, I believe, is to adjust our attitude to the possibility that we're in for a spell of dry seasons, to acknowledge and recognise that the presence of water will govern where we go and when. Oh yes, and we should feet it fixed in our skulls that water, like the prosperity of the Thirsty Thirties (also the depressed Thirties) is NOT 'just around the corner"​.+The main thing, I believe, is to adjust our attitude to the possibility that we're in for a spell of dry seasons, to acknowledge and recognise that the presence of water will govern where we go and when. Oh yes, and we should feet it fixed in our skulls that water, like the prosperity of the Thirsty Thirties (also the depressed Thirties) is NOT "just around the corner"​.
  
 Finally, when you do find water, don't be too fastidious. There are probably just as many dead mosquitoes, wags and other excrescences in the puddle of pale brown fluid in the next gully. But maybe you'd better boil it quite thoroughly. Finally, when you do find water, don't be too fastidious. There are probably just as many dead mosquitoes, wags and other excrescences in the puddle of pale brown fluid in the next gully. But maybe you'd better boil it quite thoroughly.
  
 **HEAR YE  HEAR YE**\\ **HEAR YE  HEAR YE**\\
-Print in the words ENGLGED ​and BUSY across the page of Friday, 13th September in your little blue books. No, you don't have to embark on a voyage ​nn such an ominous date, but surely you ARE going to the FEDERATION BALL at the University Refectory Hall.+Print in the words ENGAGED ​and BUSY across the page of Friday, 13th September in your little blue books. No, you don't have to embark on a voyage ​on such an ominous date, but surely you ARE going to the FEDERATION BALL at the University Refectory Hall.
  
-This is the BIG social event of the bushwalking year and even to be just seen there is to have made your mark. And even if you're not seen, you'll still have a ton of fun. Tickets are 1.1.each and Social Sec, Heather Joyce will be only too pleased to oblige. This is YOUR ball.+This is the BIG social event of the bushwalking year and even to be just seen there is to have made your mark. And even if you're not seen, you'll still have a ton of fun. Tickets are £1.1. each and Social Sec, Heather Joyce will be only too pleased to oblige. This is YOUR ball.
  
 **COLOUR SLIDE EXHIBITION** **COLOUR SLIDE EXHIBITION**
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