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 === Remember.... Remember.... the 6th of December!! === === Remember.... Remember.... the 6th of December!! ===
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-On the sixth of December, one mile from Waterfall Station, on teh road to Garie Beach (at the site of the old Park Ranger'​s cottage).+On the sixth of December, one mile from Waterfall Station, on the road to Garie Beach (at the site of the old Park Ranger'​s cottage).
  
 The Kiddies'​ Christmas Party. The Kiddies'​ Christmas Party.
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 Bring your own grub. Bring your own grub.
  
-For further details contact Clem hallstrom. 'Phone LB6795.+For further details contact Clem Hallstrom. 'Phone LB6795.
  
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-The recent Nattai party found that a good road (coal mine) now leads to the valley near Sheehy'​s Pass so that you can taxi down on a Friday night. ​Unfortunater ​the valley has been messed up for a few miles, but walking is pleasant further up.+The recent Nattai party found that a good road (coal mine) now leads to the valley near Sheehy'​s Pass so that you can taxi down on a Friday night. ​Unfortunately ​the valley has been messed up for a few miles, but walking is pleasant further up.
  
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 A few days stand out as being the best in a wonderful holiday. The first day was actually none too bright, which was a shame really for my sister had a new fast (40 Weston) Agfa colour film in her camera, I had normal Kodachrome in mine and we wanted to take photos side by side to be able to compare the merits and de-merits of the two types at a later date - and as soon as she started for home the sun came through! On the Monday Cobber and I set off for Blea Tarn, from where one could take dozens of photos looking back across the little lake to the Pikes. The Langdale Pikes, a group of five peaks, crop up again and again in photos of the area, for although they are almost a disappointment to climb they make an impressive mass seen from any angle and they stand out like beacons. From Blea Tarn we continued down the road through quiet Little Langdale and wended our way to Tarn Hows, a lovely spot between Hawkshead and Coniston. Tarn Hosws was originally a swampy area, but many years ago a small inconspicuous dam was constructed at the outlet; it raised the water level only slightly but has created a place of unsurpassed beauty. It was necessary to put a real brake on the taking of photos whilst there or it would have been possible to use up a whole reel of film. From there we ambled along quiet side roads and came down to Skelwith Force, took a few more photos, then waited for the bus to take us along the 4 1/2 miles of road back to the hotel. In the morning I'd had "​elevenses"​ sitting by the side of the road, when I arose it was to find a sticky mass of tar adhering to my posterior - on the bus a very weary Cobber clambered on to my knee, his feet were thick with tar which was deposited on the front of me - such is the tale of a brand new pair of shorts being completely ruined, and I had a long job working with a jar of vaseline to get all the tar from his paws before it hardened up. A few days stand out as being the best in a wonderful holiday. The first day was actually none too bright, which was a shame really for my sister had a new fast (40 Weston) Agfa colour film in her camera, I had normal Kodachrome in mine and we wanted to take photos side by side to be able to compare the merits and de-merits of the two types at a later date - and as soon as she started for home the sun came through! On the Monday Cobber and I set off for Blea Tarn, from where one could take dozens of photos looking back across the little lake to the Pikes. The Langdale Pikes, a group of five peaks, crop up again and again in photos of the area, for although they are almost a disappointment to climb they make an impressive mass seen from any angle and they stand out like beacons. From Blea Tarn we continued down the road through quiet Little Langdale and wended our way to Tarn Hows, a lovely spot between Hawkshead and Coniston. Tarn Hosws was originally a swampy area, but many years ago a small inconspicuous dam was constructed at the outlet; it raised the water level only slightly but has created a place of unsurpassed beauty. It was necessary to put a real brake on the taking of photos whilst there or it would have been possible to use up a whole reel of film. From there we ambled along quiet side roads and came down to Skelwith Force, took a few more photos, then waited for the bus to take us along the 4 1/2 miles of road back to the hotel. In the morning I'd had "​elevenses"​ sitting by the side of the road, when I arose it was to find a sticky mass of tar adhering to my posterior - on the bus a very weary Cobber clambered on to my knee, his feet were thick with tar which was deposited on the front of me - such is the tale of a brand new pair of shorts being completely ruined, and I had a long job working with a jar of vaseline to get all the tar from his paws before it hardened up.
  
-Tuesday the sun was again brilliant, the mercury soaring, took a bus nearly into Ambleside and than a path along by Rydal Water and Grasmere into Grasmere village. There a lady in a shop was telling me about broadcasts ​frun the R.S.P.C.A. which advised owners of snub-nosed dogs to keep them in out of the heat as quite a few were expiring in the high temperatures. Consequently,​ with the welfare of my own snub-nose beast at heart I went all the way back to Dungeon Ghyll by bus.+Tuesday the sun was again brilliant, the mercury soaring, took a bus nearly into Ambleside and than a path along by Rydal Water and Grasmere into Grasmere village. There a lady in a shop was telling me about broadcasts ​from the R.S.P.C.A. which advised owners of snub-nosed dogs to keep them in out of the heat as quite a few were expiring in the high temperatures. Consequently,​ with the welfare of my own snub-nose beast at heart I went all the way back to Dungeon Ghyll by bus.
  
 Many years ago, in the dim days of youth, I'd spent a weekend in the Langdale Valley with a school party, during which we'd climbed Bowfell, up via Rossett Ghyll and down via The Band, the ascent had stuck in my mind as being an almost impossible climb and the descent was memorable for the number of twisted ankles, but despite such horrible memories I decided to have a go and what a chuckle I had to myself when I "​bounced"​ to the top, it is just as easy as, say, Govett'​s Leap, and nowhere near as long. It was quite amusing to watch Cobber'​s antics in such rocky places as Rossett Ghyll, for, having no rubbers or nails in his "​boots"​ he would slip and skid all over the joint, and then look at you with such a queer expression on his winkled Boxer face, but he was a game little beast all the way through, though each evening he went out like a light on the floor of the resident'​s bar! Many years ago, in the dim days of youth, I'd spent a weekend in the Langdale Valley with a school party, during which we'd climbed Bowfell, up via Rossett Ghyll and down via The Band, the ascent had stuck in my mind as being an almost impossible climb and the descent was memorable for the number of twisted ankles, but despite such horrible memories I decided to have a go and what a chuckle I had to myself when I "​bounced"​ to the top, it is just as easy as, say, Govett'​s Leap, and nowhere near as long. It was quite amusing to watch Cobber'​s antics in such rocky places as Rossett Ghyll, for, having no rubbers or nails in his "​boots"​ he would slip and skid all over the joint, and then look at you with such a queer expression on his winkled Boxer face, but he was a game little beast all the way through, though each evening he went out like a light on the floor of the resident'​s bar!
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 Next day home, back to old smokey, and it really is old smokey here, but on the way back I cantered up Orrest Head near Windermere railway station for a last look at the mountains. It was rather sad leaving them, but all being well it won't be long before I get back, albeit for a short weekend, as we intend to go up for a night at the beginning of October. Next day home, back to old smokey, and it really is old smokey here, but on the way back I cantered up Orrest Head near Windermere railway station for a last look at the mountains. It was rather sad leaving them, but all being well it won't be long before I get back, albeit for a short weekend, as we intend to go up for a night at the beginning of October.
  
-The enjoyment of this lovely weather is rather blighted now by an extremely serious shortage of water, and the way the barometer is at present it does not look as though we will ever have rain again. Bury is an old mill town, and as such still possesses many rows of tiny dwellings which were flung up without bathrooms or any form of modern sanitation. During recent years owners of these abodes have been encouraged to install such facilities, and in the vast building programmes which have been carried out postwar they have been automatically included, but has the Irwell Valley Water Board increased its water storage capacity by one half pint in the same number of years? Not on your life, they just seem to have relied on the abnormal series of wet summers to keep its supplies going. Total storage capacity for the eight towns which are served by the board is only 136 days, but after a dry winter we commenced this summer with only 79 days' supply, there has been a negligible rainfall since, result, we now have 16 days or se left, and that only because Manchester has helped out with several hundred thousand gallons daily. You can imagine what the main topic of conversation is these days, and just how bad tempered the citizens are feeling because of restrictions. They began early in June with a ban on watering of gardens, washing down cars, etc but now we are asked to have no baths, save all washing water for the flushing ​cf toilets, do not use washing machines, etc. etc., and if the supply gives out altogether, heaven help us. I'm just waiting for that weekend in the Lakes so that I can soak in a good deep bath!+The enjoyment of this lovely weather is rather blighted now by an extremely serious shortage of water, and the way the barometer is at present it does not look as though we will ever have rain again. Bury is an old mill town, and as such still possesses many rows of tiny dwellings which were flung up without bathrooms or any form of modern sanitation. During recent years owners of these abodes have been encouraged to install such facilities, and in the vast building programmes which have been carried out postwar they have been automatically included, but has the Irwell Valley Water Board increased its water storage capacity by one half pint in the same number of years? Not on your life, they just seem to have relied on the abnormal series of wet summers to keep its supplies going. Total storage capacity for the eight towns which are served by the board is only 136 days, but after a dry winter we commenced this summer with only 79 days' supply, there has been a negligible rainfall since, result, we now have 16 days or so left, and that only because Manchester has helped out with several hundred thousand gallons daily. You can imagine what the main topic of conversation is these days, and just how bad tempered the citizens are feeling because of restrictions. They began early in June with a ban on watering of gardens, washing down cars, etc but now we are asked to have no baths, save all washing water for the flushing ​of toilets, do not use washing machines, etc. etc., and if the supply gives out altogether, heaven help us. I'm just waiting for that weekend in the Lakes so that I can soak in a good deep bath!
  
 Soon after the holiday I had a short hostel trip to Chester, the Saturday was stinking hot with all the tar on the roads melted, the Sunday was, of all things, wet, the last drop of rain we've seen. During August I got nowhere as my sister and family went on their holidays and I had to stay around the homestead; this month we've had a visit from one of our relations, now my father has gone to stay with my brother for two or three weeks and I cannot leave the dog! Winter is only just around the corner, with its short days and long dark evenings, possibly fog (although we had enough of that last year to last a lifetime) and maybe buckets of snow during January and February, but if next year is anything like this one I shall hope to get out and about again fairly frequently. Soon after the holiday I had a short hostel trip to Chester, the Saturday was stinking hot with all the tar on the roads melted, the Sunday was, of all things, wet, the last drop of rain we've seen. During August I got nowhere as my sister and family went on their holidays and I had to stay around the homestead; this month we've had a visit from one of our relations, now my father has gone to stay with my brother for two or three weeks and I cannot leave the dog! Winter is only just around the corner, with its short days and long dark evenings, possibly fog (although we had enough of that last year to last a lifetime) and maybe buckets of snow during January and February, but if next year is anything like this one I shall hope to get out and about again fairly frequently.
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 The "​others"​ couldn'​t make it any worse. Fancy walking with that notorious mob. Then I thought of Jess Martin'​s reply, shuddered at Heather'​s and pictured "Its beautiful country"​ again. The "​others"​ couldn'​t make it any worse. Fancy walking with that notorious mob. Then I thought of Jess Martin'​s reply, shuddered at Heather'​s and pictured "Its beautiful country"​ again.
  
-Friday night with four rucksacks for company, Heather, Hoop and Mike in the boot, we headed for Newnes. When driving into the Wolgan turn left inmediately ​after crossing the first cattle grid. Failing to do this switch off the motor and relax as gravity will govern further speed and direction. The vanguard of the party was located about 1 a.m. and after several futile attempts to wake Snow we retired.+Friday night with four rucksacks for company, Heather, Hoop and Mike in the boot, we headed for Newnes. When driving into the Wolgan turn left immediately ​after crossing the first cattle grid. Failing to do this switch off the motor and relax as gravity will govern further speed and direction. The vanguard of the party was located about 1 a.m. and after several futile attempts to wake Snow we retired.
  
 Six thirty found Mike searching unsuccessfully for water, Snow trying to rouse the Stitts, Miss Esgate and myself exchanging insults and the remainder quietly preparing to move. Trust Snow to camp five miles from water. After twenty minutes deliberation on the part of the leader he declared water was essential and advocated moving to Newnes which was rather belated as the party were already moving. Six thirty found Mike searching unsuccessfully for water, Snow trying to rouse the Stitts, Miss Esgate and myself exchanging insults and the remainder quietly preparing to move. Trust Snow to camp five miles from water. After twenty minutes deliberation on the part of the leader he declared water was essential and advocated moving to Newnes which was rather belated as the party were already moving.
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 Not another singing commercial, but a suggestion for a hot summer trip again this Xmas. Not another singing commercial, but a suggestion for a hot summer trip again this Xmas.
  
-This time you can astound your friends by producing a collapsible canoe (1 lb. 13 ozs.), inflate and Hey presto! you and your rucksack can be water borne with ease and comfort (no more wrapping packs in groundsheets). A serious suggestion for Kommung ​and The Blockup type trips, and now available at Paddy'​s.+This time you can astound your friends by producing a collapsible canoe (1 lb. 13 ozs.), inflate and Hey presto! you and your rucksack can be water borne with ease and comfort (no more wrapping packs in groundsheets). A serious suggestion for Kowmung ​and The Blockup type trips, and now available at Paddy'​s.
  
 Price;.. £3. 0. 0. Price;.. £3. 0. 0.
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-BUSH BATHS 7 GOOD BAD INDIFFEREN.T.+===== Bush Baths - Good, Bad Indifferent===== 
 Dorothy Hasluck. Dorothy Hasluck.
-Arriving at the Pompalona Hut on the Milford Track not a shower was to be available for an hour or two, so Gwen end I decided to take the plunge and bath in the river, as we were very dirty. So after vigorous soaping, in we went to come up with a gasp all ready to rush out. But the river had other ideas. Having got us in its clutches it was not releasing us so easily, and we were carried down some distance narrowly avoiding rocks and boulders, before we were able to extricate our very chilled selves. However, after vigorous towelling, the resultant glow restored our equanimity. + 
-Another bath that stands out in my memory was after a very fast trip to the Esperance Hut on the way to the Homer Saddle. The track was six to twelve inches deep in mud and at first we were being very careful balancing on tufts and skirting the worst of the mud but we soon gave that up after the first mile. Needless to say we arrived looking like the proverbial ​mudiark. The others decided that a wash would do, but I found a waterfall dropping from a glacier and in spite of the admonitions of the guide in regard to contracting pneumonia etc. I had my bath, but there were severalgasps as this one was many degrees icier than the last. However I arrived back triumphantly,​ and believe it or not glowing, and continued the climb over the Grave Talbot' ​Pass without even a sniffle much less pneumonia, confounding the guide with his dread prognostications. +Arriving at the Pompalona Hut on the Milford Track not a shower was to be available for an hour or two, so Gwen and I decided to take the plunge and bath in the river, as we were very dirty. So after vigorous soaping, in we went to come up with a gasp all ready to rush out. But the river had other ideas. Having got us in its clutches it was not releasing us so easily, and we were carried down some distance narrowly avoiding rocks and boulders, before we were able to extricate our very chilled selves. However, after vigorous towelling, the resultant glow restored our equanimity. 
-My next efforts towards the God of cleanliness was rather disastrous. We were on a trek from Rakia to the Glaciers via Lake Coleridge, Lyndon and Otira Gorge, and having had snow storms on the way, of course no baths. Arriving at Lake Lyndon on a lovely day we felt we were well overdue for a bath. The setting was idyllic; + 
-glorious mountains surrounding us, the golden rays of the sun dancing on the water, birds pouring forth their song, everything set for a delectable relaxation in the lake. Did I mention birds? Herein lay my downfall, and shortlived joy .. Floating dreamily in the limpid ​-waters, swoop came a Kea, and off went my watch, which I had left on my clothes, to its nest. And this was wartime when such things as watches were very hard to come by. Having been away from N.Z. for a lung time, I had completely forgotten about these notoriously destructive thieves. +Another bath that stands out in my memory was after a very fast trip to the Esperance Hut on the way to the Homer Saddle. The track was six to twelve inches deep in mud and at first we were being very careful balancing on tufts and skirting the worst of the mud but we soon gave that up after the first mile. Needless to say we arrived looking like the proverbial ​mudlark. The others decided that a wash would do, but I found a waterfall dropping from a glacier and in spite of the admonitions of the guide in regard to contracting pneumonia etc. I had my bath, but there were several gasps as this one was many degrees icier than the last. However I arrived back triumphantly,​ and believe it or not glowing, and continued the climb over the Grave Talbot Pass without even a sniffle much less pneumonia, confounding the guide with his dread prognostications. 
-Going up the Tasman Glacier to the Malte Brun Hut for some climbing, I decided to perform my ablutions before we left the glacier, as it would be the last chance as at the hut we would have to melt snow for water and this would n ob allow of much washingAgain with loud expostulations from the guide I immersed myself in a pool amidst the ice. My1 MyI really felt as though I was frozen solid. It was a case of in and out; and in spite of Cleanliness ​being next to godliness I would never repeat that experience again. It was delayed glow this time as it was only after climbing some hundreds of feet that I at last thawed out. + 
-Now to the most deleetable ​bath I ever had. The Welcome Hut was the scene of this glorious ​immemsion. After climbing the Copland Pass in a howling gale, clinging to the narrow ledges by our eriebrows, creeping along a snow bridge over a deep crevasse, fording many rushing torrents and completing the rest of the journey in pouring rain up to our knees in water, I was able to plunge my weary body into a hot pool of all unexpected things in this snow country. Ohwhat joy it was to wallow in this heavenly ​wexmth. Butthere is always a but; on emerging battalions of sandflies ​attackedme ​from every direction. No more dallyingGrasping ​ny towel and my clothes I fled to the but+My next efforts towards the God of cleanliness was rather disastrous. We were on a trek from Rakia to the Glaciers via Lake Coleridge, Lyndon and Otira Gorge, and having had snow storms on the way, of course no baths. Arriving at Lake Lyndon on a lovely day we felt we were well overdue for a bath. The setting was idyllic; glorious mountains surrounding us, the golden rays of the sun dancing on the water, birds pouring forth their song, everything set for a delectable relaxation in the lake. Did I mention birds? Herein lay my downfall, and shortlived joy... Floating dreamily in the limpid waters, swoop came a Kea, and off went my watch, which I had left on my clothes, to its nest. And this was wartime when such things as watches were very hard to come by. Having been away from N.Z. for a long time, I had completely forgotten about these notoriously destructive thieves. 
-WALKINGGUDE+ 
-NOVEMBER ​13-14-15 Wentworth Falls - Keduraba ​Creek - Cox River - McMahon'​ s Lookout - Kings Tableland ​ - Wentworth Falls. +Going up the Tasman Glacier to the Malte Brun Hut for some climbing, I decided to perform my ablutions before we left the glacier, as it would be the last chance as at the hut we would have to melt snow for water and this would not allow of much washingAgain with loud expostulations from the guide I immersed myself in a pool amidst the ice. My! My! I really felt as though I was frozen solid. It was a case of in and out; and in spite of cleanliness ​being next to godliness I would never repeat that experience again. It was delayed glow this time as it was only after climbing some hundreds of feet that I at last thawed out. 
- Long in miles but mostly easy going. Walk out into + 
-Kedumba by FULL MOON on Friday night, have a long spine bash on Saturday and a longer road bash (bush road) on Sunday. Good views from McMahon'​ s. +Now to the most delectable ​bath I ever had. The Welcome Hut was the scene of this glorious ​immersion. After climbing the Copland Pass in a howling gale, clinging to the narrow ledges by our eyebrows, creeping along a snow bridge over a deep crevasse, fording many rushing torrents and completing the rest of the journey in pouring rain up to our knees in water, I was able to plunge my weary body into a hot pool of all unexpected things in this snow country. Ohwhat joy it was to wallow in this heavenly ​warmth. Butthere is always a but; on emerging battalions of sandflies ​attacked me from every direction. No more dallyingGrasping ​my towel and my clothes I fled to the hut
-Maps: General - Tourist map of Blue Mountains & Burragorang Detail - Military Sheet Jenolan. + 
-Leader: Jim Brawn B0543, Ext. 299 (B). +---- 
-NOVEMBER ​14-15 Leumeah Bushwalkers Basin - Kalabucca Pool - Leumah. Easy Walking. Swimming. + 
-Map: Camden Military +===== Walking Guide===== 
-Leader: Jack Perry. + 
-NOVEMBER ​15 Otford - Burning Palms - Garie - Bus to Waterfall. Pleasant easy walking, coastal views. +|**November ​13-14-15**|Wentworth Falls - Kedumba ​Creek - Cox River - McMahon'​s Lookout - Kings Tableland - Wentworth Falls. Long in miles but mostly easy going. Walk out into Kedumba by full moon on Friday night, have a long spine bash on Saturday and a longer road bash (bush road) on Sunday. Good views from McMahon'​s. Maps: General - Tourist map of Blue Mountains & BurragorangDetail - Military Sheet Jenolan. Leader: Jim Brown B0543, Ext. 299 (B).| 
-Maps: Tourist Map of Port Hacking District Port Hacking Military. +|**November ​14-15**|Leumeah ​Bushwalkers Basin - Kalabucca Pool - Leumah. Easy Walking. Swimming. Map: Camden MilitaryLeader: Jack Perry.| 
-Leader: Edna Garrad BU2250 (H) +|**November ​15**|Otford - Burning Palms - Garie - Bus to Waterfall. Pleasant easy walking, coastal views. Maps: Tourist Map of Port Hacking DistrictPort Hacking Military. Leader: Edna Garrad BU2250 (H)| 
-NOVEMBER ​20-21-22 Fraser Park - Pirates Cave - Birdie Creek. ​Private Traps ort to Fraser Park on Fridaynight. Saturday walk to cave and return. Drive (or walk) +|**November ​20-21-22**|Fraser Park - Pirates Cave - Birdie Creek. ​__Private Transport__ ​to Fraser Park on Friday night. Saturday walk to cave and return. Drive (or walk) to Birdie Creek and camp. Take movie of shipwreck on beach. Map: Gosford ​and Norahville ​Military. Leader: Jim Hooper XM6001.| 
-to Birdie Creek and camp. Take movie of shipwreck on beach. +|**November ​22**|Campbelltown ​O'​Hare'​ s Creek - Firewatch Lookout - Temerity ​Creek - O'​Hare'​s - Canpbelltown Pleasant creek and ridge walking. Swimming. Tea in the bush. Back in the city about 9 p.m. Map: Camden Military. Leader: Kevin Ardill.| 
-Map: G.osford ​and Norahville ​TN  litary. +|**November ​27-28-29**|Gosford - Bus to Little Beach - Gosford. ​__Private Transport__ ​will probably be arranged. Camp at Little Beach, in Bouddi National Park. Fishing and Swimming. Map: Gosford and Norahville MilitaryLeader: Frank Young LW2284.| 
-Leader: Jim Hooper XM6001. +|**November ​28-29**|Kiama - along coast to Minnaraurra and Shellharbour (Beachwalking and surfing). Guaranteed no lousy mountain views. Plenty of sea, surf and photography. Map: Kiama Military SheetLeader: Frank Ashdown ​B0259 Ext.313 (B).| 
-NOVEMBER ​22 Campbelltown O'​Hare'​ s Creek - Firewatch Lookout - +|**November ​29**|Waterfall - Burning Palms - Garie - bus to Waterfall. Easy walking, all downhill. Coastal views, good swimming - bus uphill. Maps: Tourist Map of Port Hacking DistrictPort Hacking MilitaryLeader: Jack Gentle ​XM6121.| 
-T esnerity ​Creek - O'​Hare'​ s - Canpbelltown +|**December ​4-5-6**|Katoomba - Nellie'​ s Glen - Cox's River - Megalong Junction - KatoombaCamp at the foot of the Glen on Friday night. Track walk to Cox's River. Camp on riverScramble up Megalong Creek then track walk out. Maps: General - Tourist Map of Blue Mountains & BurragorangDetail - Katoomba Military. Leader: Molly Rodgers ​JX3106.| 
-Pleasant creek and ridge walking. Swimming. +|**December 6**|Kiddies'​ Xmas Party. See Notice Page 2. Leader: Clem Hallstrom LB6495.| 
-Tea in the bush. Back in the city about 9 p m. +|**December 12-13**|Waterfall - Era - WaterfallFor a Spinebash Supreme. Relax on Era's green and pleasant sward. Surfing, fishing, excellent weather guaranteed. Maps: Tourist Map Port Hacking DistrictPort Hacking Military. Leader: Bruce McInnes.| 
-Map: Camden Military. Leader: Kevin Ardill, +|**December 13**|Turramurra - Bus to Bobbin ​Head - Cowan Creek - Boat Cruise. A delightful day's cruising on picturesque Cowan Creek. Lunch on an unspoilt, secluded beach, protected by man-eating sharks. Map: Broken Bay MilitaryLeader: Brian Harvey. JW1462. BU1611. (B).
-NOVEMBER ​27-28-29 Gosford - Bus to Little Beach - Gosford. ​Private ​will probably be arranged. Camp at Little Beach, in Bouddi National Park. Fishing and Swimming. + 
-Map: Gosford and Norahville Military +---- 
-Leader: Frank Young 1212284 + 
-NOVEMBER ​28-29 Kiama - along coast to Minnaraurra and Shellharbour (Beachwalking and surfing). Guaranteed no lousy mountain views. Plenty of sea, surf and photography. +=== If you are going walking at Christmas... === 
-Map: Kiama Military Sheet + 
-Leader: Frank A shd own B0259 Ext.313 (B). +Or at any other time, for that matter, and you want details of trips and walking areas, refer to the 
-NOMBER ​29 Waterfall - Burning Palms - Garie - bus to Waterfall. + 
-Easy walking, all downhill. Coastal views, good swimming - bus uphill. +=== Magazine Information Bureau=== 
-Maps: Tourist Map of Port Hacking District + 
-Port Hacking Military +otherwise known as __The Index__. This was put together by Jim Brown and printed in September (238) and October(239) 1954. References are made to articles and trip stories which contain details of route, distances, times and nature of country. 
-Leader: Jack Gentle ​/M6121+ 
-17. +For example, if you're interested in the Kowmung ​for a Christmas swimming trip, information ​can be found in No's. 7, 8, 11, 24, 25, 27, 50, 51, 62, 71, 166, 215, 219, 221, 267 and 292. 
-DECEMBER ​4-5-6 +
-DECEMEER 6 +
-DECEMBER 12-13 +
-DECEMBER 13 +
-Katoomba - Nellie'​ s Glen - Cox's River - Megalong Junction - Katoomba+
-Camp at the foot of the Glen on Friday night. Track walk to Cox" ​s River. Camp on riverScramble up Megalong Creek then track walk out. +
-Maps: General - Tourist Map of Blue Mountains & Burragorang Detail - Katoomba Military. +
-Leader: Molly Rodgers ​J13106+
-Kiddies'​ Xmas Party. See Notice Page 2. Leader: Clem Hallstrom LB6495. +
-Waterfall - Era -Waterfall +
-For a Spinebash Supreme. Relax on Era's green and pleasant sward. Surfing, fishing, excellent weather guaranteed. Maps: Tourist Map Port Hacking District +
-Port Hacking Military. +
-Leader: Bruce McInnes. +
-Turramurra - Bus to Dobbin ​Head - Cowan Creek -Boat Cruise. A delightful day's cruising on picturesque Cowan Creek. +
-Lunch on an unspoilt, secluded beach, protected by man-eating sharks. +
-Map: Broken Bay Military +
-Leader: Brian Harvey. JW1462. BU1611. (B). +
-IF YOU ARE GOIMWALKING AT CHRISTMAS  ​ +
-Or at any other time, for that natter, and you want details of trips and walking areas, refer to the +
-MAGAZINE ItIFORMAT ION BUREAU+
-otherwise known as The Index. This was pub together by Jim Brown and printed in September (238) and October(239) 1954. References are made to articles and trip stories which contain details of route, distances, times and nature of country. +
- For example, if you're interested in the Koymung ​for a Christmas swimming trip, infornaticn ​can be found in No's. 7, 8, 11, 24, 25, 27, 50, 51, 62, 71, 166, 215, 219, 221, 267 and 292.+
 There'​s an equal number of references to the Kosciusko area which deserves to be more popular as a Christmas trip. (Ever been along the main range? Tate, Gungartin, Dicky Cooper, Valentine Falls? If not you're missing something!) There'​s an equal number of references to the Kosciusko area which deserves to be more popular as a Christmas trip. (Ever been along the main range? Tate, Gungartin, Dicky Cooper, Valentine Falls? If not you're missing something!)
 +
 A copy of the Index is held in the Map Cabinet for reference. For past copies of the Magazine see the Librarian. A copy of the Index is held in the Map Cabinet for reference. For past copies of the Magazine see the Librarian.
-The Index has now been brought up to date by Frank Rigby. + 
-18. +__The Index__ ​has now been brought up to date by Frank Rigby. 
-INDEX TO WALKING AREAS DESCRIBED IN "THE SIDNEY BUSEVALKER+ 
- 272 293, 294 291 +---- 
- 273, 274259 287,  + 
- 289 285,   +===== Index To Walking Areas Described In "The Sydney Bushwalker". ===== 
- 256, 257,    + 
- ​284 ​   +=== July, 1955 to June1959 (inclusive). No. 248 to No. 294 (inclusive). === 
- ​294 ​   + 
-JULY 1955 TO JUNE 192.2_,LINIC LIM VE280,.282,    +|Bendethra Cars Area|270271272| 
- 271,    ​ +|Broken Rock Trig.|284| 
- 253    +|BullerMt. (Victorian Alps|286| 
- 286    +|Cairns ​Cooktown Area (Queensland|262| 
- 255,     +|Castle AreaThe|248, 253, 273, 293, 294| 
- ​288 ​    +|Chudleigh Lakes (Tasmania)|257| 
- ​292 ​    +|Colo River|250, 286, 289| 
- ​268 ​    +|Coolumburra Creek|294| 
- ​261, ​    +|Cox River|258| 
- ​277, ​    +|Cradle Mt. - Lake St.Clair National Park (Tasmania)|252, 255, 256, 257, 259| 
- ​276 ​    +|Davies Canyon|283| 
- ​279, ​    +|Gulf Country ​(Queensland|276| 
-BENDETHRA CAVES ARES 270,      +|GuougangMt.|284| 
-BROKEN ROCK TRIG. 284     ​ +|Hasting Caves (Tasmania)|252| 
-BULLERMT. (VICTORIAN ALPS) 286     ​ +|Jerrara Creek|287, 288| 
-CAIRNS ​COOKTONN AREA (QUEENSLAND) ​262     ​ +|Joadja|250| 
-CASTLE AREATHE 248,     ​ +|Kosciusko Area|283| 
-CHUDTRIGH LAKES (TASMANIA) 257     ​ +|Kowmung River|267, 292| 
-COLO RIVER 250,     ​ +|Morong Creek|265| 
-COOLUMBURRA CREEK 294     ​ +|Nandwar Mts.|267, 268| 
-COX RIVER 258     ​ +|New England National Park|254| 
-CRADLE MT. - LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK s (TASMANIA) 252,     ​ +|Oberon Stock Route|279| 
-DAV= CANYON ​283     ​ +|ParalyserMt.|260, 261, 284| 
-GULF COUNTRY ​(QUEENSLAND) ​276     ​ +|RenwickMt.|283| 
-GUOMANGMT. 284     ​ +|Shoalhaven River|258, 277, 294| 
-HASTINGS CAVES (TASMANIA) 252     ​ +|SonderMt. (Central Australia|264| 
-JERRARA CREEK 287,     ​ +|Stirling Ranges ​(West Australia|259| 
-JOADJA. ​250     ​ +|TallatarangMt.|274, 276| 
-KOSCIUSKO AREA 283     ​ +|TasmaniaSouth-West|269, 279, 280, 282, 285, 287, 291| 
-KOMMUNG RIVER 267,     ​ +|Thurat spires|249| 
-MORON- CREEK 265     ​ +|Victorian Alps|248| 
-NANDINAR NTS. 267,     ​ +|Warrumbungles Mts.|260| 
-NEW ENGLAND NATIONAL PARK 254     ​ +|Wheeny Creek|270| 
-OBMON STOCK ROUTE 279     ​ + 
-PARALYSERMT. 260,     ​ +---- 
-RENN ICK T. 283     ​ + 
-SHOALHAVEN RIVER 258,     ​ +===== Iceland===== 
-SONDERr. (CENTRAL AUSTRALIA) ​264     ​ +
-STIRLING- RANGES ​(WEST AUSTRALIA) ​259     ​ +
-TALLAT.ARANGMT. 274,     ​ +
-TASMANIASOUT H-WEST 269,     ​ +
-THIRAT SPIRES ​249     ​ +
-VICTORIAN ALPS 248     ​ +
-WARRUMBUNGLES MTS. 260     ​ +
-WHEENY CREEK 270     ​ +
-ICELAND, by Keith Renwick (Continued from Page 20)        +
-       +
-The main part of the meal is brought on another big dish from which you help yourself. Tonight it was lake trout?, really beautifully done with boiled potatoes, and plenty of butter. You finish off with a pot of coffee from which you can get 2 or 3 cups each. This cost 15/Aust. and was abcat three-quarters the normal price because we didn't have soup or any fancy doings. Things are very expensive here. For the people it is O.K. because they have very high wages. +
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-ICELAND.+
 Keith Renwick. Keith Renwick.
-Iceland is a truly amazing country. The people are wonderful and the scenery spectacular. It has one of the highest standards of living inEurope, and not only in physical possessions,​ though things are about three times as expensive as anywhere else. The people are more or less on the same social level and they have the oldest parliament in the world, dating from 930 A.D. + 
-The 170,000 inhabitants ​awn 17,000 cars of all makes and types from all countries of the world. This is the main form of transport as the buses are not veryfrequent. You could not pick out any particular person as a typical Icelander as, although largely Scandanavian of origin there seems to be a wide variety of types and everything from black to blonde hair. There are large quantities of wonderful looking children, no doubt because of the long dark winter, and they help +Iceland is a truly amazing country. The people are wonderful and the scenery spectacular. It has one of the highest standards of living in Europe, and not only in physical possessions,​ though things are about three times as expensive as anywhere else. The people are more or less on the same social level and they have the oldest parliament in the world, dating from 930 A.D. 
-a lot on the farms inthe sumtner ​hay making. I saw boys of about 12 driving tractors + 
-The roads which are nearly all gravel are complete with corrugations and pot holes and very similar to Australian roads. The houses are nearly all very modern, particularly in the cities like Reykjavik, which is very modern (population 70,000). Concrete, faced and painted, is used almost exclusively throughout; this I was told was because of earthquakes and the fact that there are no natural building timber forests. They have a style of architecture all their am, 2 storey houses and flats being predominantThere is a cement making plant at Ala-anes ​on the west coast although they have to bring the limestone in from overseas. There is no shortage of gravel for roads or building as almost all the co astal sections are gravels , with the volcanic sections more in the middle (roughly).+The 170,000 inhabitants ​own 17,000 cars of all makes and types from all countries of the world. This is the main form of transport as the buses are not very frequent. You could not pick out any particular person as a typical Icelander as, although largely Scandanavian of origin there seems to be a wide variety of types and everything from black to blonde hair. There are large quantities of wonderful looking children, no doubt because of the long dark winter, and they help a lot on the farms in the summer ​hay making. I saw boys of about 12 driving tractors
 + 
 +The roads which are nearly all gravel are complete with corrugations and pot holes and very similar to Australian roads. The houses are nearly all very modern, particularly in the cities like Reykjavik, which is very modern (population 70,000). Concrete, faced and painted, is used almost exclusively throughout; this I was told was because of earthquakes and the fact that there are no natural building timber forests. They have a style of architecture all their own, 2 storey houses and flats being predominantThere is a cement making plant at Akranes ​on the west coast although they have to bring the limestone in from overseas. There is no shortage of gravel for roads or building as almost all the coastal ​sections are gravels, with the volcanic sections more in the middle (roughly). 
 There is not as much thermal and volcanic activity as I expected as you have to go quite long distances to see anything working, and then the area of activity is usually fairly small. Not like New Zealand. There are the remains, however, of very large areas which were once very active. They don't have to drill very far usually to get hot water and steam, which is used in the houses mainly for heating. In Reykjavik they do have to go fairly deep, about 300 to 400 metres, but this is easier than bringing it many miles across country in concrete ducts as was once done. There is not as much thermal and volcanic activity as I expected as you have to go quite long distances to see anything working, and then the area of activity is usually fairly small. Not like New Zealand. There are the remains, however, of very large areas which were once very active. They don't have to drill very far usually to get hot water and steam, which is used in the houses mainly for heating. In Reykjavik they do have to go fairly deep, about 300 to 400 metres, but this is easier than bringing it many miles across country in concrete ducts as was once done.
 +
 The thermal steam seems to be fairly pure and there is not a great deal of encrustation around the springs. Less than in New Zealand. Also, there is very little build up in pipes so this isn't a problem. However, none of the steam is used to generate electricity as it is not rated as pure enough for this, causing corrosion in the turbines. They have a great hydro-electric potential so there is no problem here and even remote farms have electricity and '​phones. The thermal steam seems to be fairly pure and there is not a great deal of encrustation around the springs. Less than in New Zealand. Also, there is very little build up in pipes so this isn't a problem. However, none of the steam is used to generate electricity as it is not rated as pure enough for this, causing corrosion in the turbines. They have a great hydro-electric potential so there is no problem here and even remote farms have electricity and '​phones.
 +
 The thermal steam also is used to heat glass houses in which are grown tomatoes, grapes and bananas etc. These glass houses don't stand up to the earthquakes which are fortunately rare. The thermal steam also is used to heat glass houses in which are grown tomatoes, grapes and bananas etc. These glass houses don't stand up to the earthquakes which are fortunately rare.
-There are very large areas of beautiful luscious grass land. - very rich. This is mainly used to graze sheep and cows. The sheep are of a type -which were brought over by the original settlers. The cows are for milk and cream which is very good and plentiful. The sheep are used for wool and neat. Hay is grown in large quantities to feed the animals in winter but most of the killing for /Teat is done in autumn and the meat frozen. In this way less animals have to be fed during winter. 
-I arrived by 'plane in Reykjavik. the capital, and stayed in the Youth Hostel which is in the school. From here I headed along the south coast and then inlend Gullfoss and G-eysir. 
-20. 
-The day at Gullfoss was perfect weather and my gosh it is spectacular,​ about three times bigger than I expected. It must be about 300 to 400 yards wide -irri th two main falls. The lower being over the side into a, deep gorge generating large quantities of mist and a beaut rainbow. The quantity of water is terrific. The spray from the lower fall caused beautiful green grass to grow in the foreground 
-which really set the fall off. 
-Geysir hot springs were at first disappointing in that it was smaller than. expected, about, an acre, with steam vents and pools, of bubbling greenyblue clear water. While we were there, however, a bus party tipped a whole bac of soap down Gay sir the main big spout from which all other take their name. For some years 
-now it has been virtually dormant though at one time it used to go up regularly every twenty minutes. These days you are very lucky if you see it work. We were lucky. About 2-1-- hours after they put the soap in up it went and this was spectacular. It runs to about 150 to 180 feet high, abJut, as high as the A.W.A. building, and about 8 to 10 feet in diameter at the base. It really was a sight worth seeing. 
-From Reykjavik again I headed north, hitchhiking. The people are very good for stopping and I had many interesting rides. Very many of the people speak English, particularly in the towns which is a big help as the native Icelandic tongue is very ajfficult. However with the aid of a book I made out O.K. Baeically its the same language that came over with the original settlers 1100 years ago and varies on],y from the original in about the same way that pre sent English varies from that of -Shakespeare'​ s day. 
-The last lift I got into Alsureryi (second city of Iceland) is the sort of thing that could only happen in Iceland. It was raining, it was. cold. I had walked about 12 miles because of lack of cars. It was late and I didn't stop to eat in case I missed a lift. Along comes a big red,​American Chev. car (complete with heater and radio playing good music).. An Icelandic. taxi.. He stops and gives me a lift for free 200 miles right to the camping ground in Alsureryi., Fabulous! 
-From Alsureryi I went further East by bus to Lake Myvatu; -where I stayed a while. It is the centre of SOMB comparatively recent volcanic activity although all that is now left are hot springs and sulphur vents. 
-The lava plain in the foreground is a fantastic scam, just like a very choppy sea which has been frozen still. Further out on the field where it was cooler and slower are giant bubbles of frozen rock -which have risen up from the molten lava, burst and then petrified. The surrounding hills other than the valcanoes are of sedimentary river gravels thousands of feet thick. Through this has come the hot steam and boiling water and the suphur vents. The countryside is a blaze of coloured rocks of every colour in the rainbow and in. these steaming hills, completely devoid of vegetation. Its rather like the area around Queenstown. in Tasmania.. Nearer the lake which is some way from the steaming hills, there is of Course plenty of vegetation, and masses of wild flevers of types I've never seen before. 
-After a diet of dehi veg. and rice for a ,week (as these are some of the few foods which are even vaguely reasonable in price) r went the -whole hog and had a meal at the Hotel (in the attic of -which was the Youth Hostel). It may be classed as a typical Hotel meal in Iceland. They start off with "Smoor Brad" which are thin slices of buttered bread, white and dark brown, with all sorts of fancy little things to put on them. These things are brought on a separate dish and you make them up to suit yourself, There' s egg, tomato, lettuce, lamb; a type of liver sausage, cucumber and sons fish which looked like pieces of glace apricot bu:t was very nice. This is served with a big jug of milk and a glass. If its a very godd meal, soup, usually tomato with noodles in it, is also served. 
  
 +There are very large areas of beautiful luscious grass land - very rich. This is mainly used to graze sheep and cows. The sheep are of a type which were brought over by the original settlers. The cows are for milk and cream which is very good and plentiful. The sheep are used for wool and neat. Hay is grown in large quantities to feed the animals in winter but most of the killing for meat is done in autumn and the meat frozen. In this way less animals have to be fed during winter.
 +
 +I arrived by 'plane in Reykjavik the capital, and stayed in the Youth Hostel which is in the school. From here I headed along the south coast and then inland Gullfoss and Geysir.
 +
 +The day at Gullfoss was perfect weather and my gosh it is spectacular,​ about three times bigger than I expected. It must be about 300 to 400 yards wide with two main falls. The lower being over the side into a deep gorge generating large quantities of mist and a beaut rainbow. The quantity of water is terrific. The spray from the lower fall caused beautiful green grass to grow in the foreground which really set the fall off.
 +
 +Geysir hot springs were at first disappointing in that it was smaller than expected, about an acre, with steam vents and pools of bubbling greeny-blue clear water. While we were there, however, a bus party tipped a whole box of soap down Gaysir the main big spout from which all other take their name. For some years now it has been virtually dormant though at one time it used to go up regularly every twenty minutes. These days you are very lucky if you see it work. We were lucky. About 2 1/2 hours after they put the soap in up it went and this was spectacular. It runs to about 150 to 180 feet high, about as high as the A.W.A. building, and about 8 to 10 feet in diameter at the base. It really was a sight worth seeing.
 +
 +From Reykjavik again I headed north, hitchhiking. The people are very good for stopping and I had many interesting rides. Very many of the people speak English, particularly in the towns which is a big help as the native Icelandic tongue is very difficult. However with the aid of a book I made out O.K. Basically its the same language that came over with the original settlers 1100 years ago and varies only from the original in about the same way that present English varies from that of Shakespeare'​s day.
 +
 +The last lift I got into Alsureryi (second city of Iceland) is the sort of thing that could only happen in Iceland. It was raining, it was cold. I had walked about 12 miles because of lack of cars. It was late and I didn't stop to eat in case I missed a lift. Along comes a big red American Chev. car (complete with heater and radio playing good music). An Icelandic taxi. He stops and gives me a lift for free 200 miles right to the camping ground in Alsureryi. Fabulous!
 +
 +From Alsureryi I went further East by bus to Lake Myvatu, where I stayed a while. It is the centre of some comparatively recent volcanic activity although all that is now left are hot springs and sulphur vents.
 +
 +The lava plain in the foreground is a fantastic scene, just like a very choppy sea which has been frozen still. Further out on the field where it was cooler and slower are giant bubbles of frozen rock which have risen up from the molten lava, burst and then petrified. The surrounding hills other than the volcanoes are of sedimentary river gravels thousands of feet thick. Through this has come the hot steam and boiling water and the sulphur vents. The countryside is a blaze of coloured rocks of every colour in the rainbow and in these steaming hills, completely devoid of vegetation. Its rather like the area around Queenstown. in Tasmania. Nearer the lake which is some way from the steaming hills, there is of course plenty of vegetation, and masses of wild flowers of types I've never seen before.
 +
 +After a diet of dehi veg. and rice for a week (as these are some of the few foods which are even vaguely reasonable in price) I went the whole hog and had a meal at the Hotel (in the attic of which was the Youth Hostel). It may be classed as a typical Hotel meal in Iceland. They start off with "Smoor Brad" which are thin slices of buttered bread, white and dark brown, with all sorts of fancy little things to put on them. These things are brought on a separate dish and you make them up to suit yourself. There'​s egg, tomato, lettuce, lamb, a type of liver sausage, cucumber and some fish which looked like pieces of glace apricot but was very nice. This is served with a big jug of milk and a glass. If its a very good meal, soup, usually tomato with noodles in it, is also served.
 +
 +The main part of the meal is brought on another big dish from which you help yourself. Tonight it was lake trout, really beautifully done with boiled potatoes, and plenty of butter. You finish off with a pot of coffee from which you can get 2 or 3 cups each. This cost 15/- Aust. and was about three-quarters the normal price because we didn't have soup or any fancy doings. Things are very expensive here. For the people it is O.K. because they have very high wages.
 +
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