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-A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers, Box 4476, G.P.O. Sydney, N.S.U. 2001. Club meetings are held every Wednesday evening from 7.30 p m0 at the Wireless Institute building, 14 Atchison Street, St. Leonards. Enquiries concerning the Club should be referred to Mrs. Marcia Shappert - telephone 30.2028.+=====The Sydney Bushwalker===== 
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 +A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers, Box 4476, G.P.O. Sydney, N.S.W. 2001. 
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 +Club meetings are held every Wednesday evening from 7.30 p.m. at the Wireless Institute building, 14 Atchison Street, St. Leonards. 
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 +Enquiries concerning the Club should be referred to Mrs. Marcia Shappert - telephone 30.2028. 
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 EDITORS: Dorothy Pike - 53 Wyralla Ave, Epping, 2121. Telephone 861352. EDITORS: Dorothy Pike - 53 Wyralla Ave, Epping, 2121. Telephone 861352.
 Owen Marks - In the clubrooms. Telephone 304827 Owen Marks - In the clubrooms. Telephone 304827
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 Gordon Lee 15. Gordon Lee 15.
 Marion Lloyd 16. Marion Lloyd 16.
-Page 2. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER November, 1977. + 
-50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS,​ +====50TH Anniversary Celebrations==== 
-by Dot Butler. +by Dot Butler 
-The Club has held other celebrations - a :21st, a 25th and a 40th Birthday but nothing could equal the enthusiasm of the response to the GOLDEN JUBILEE Celebrations,​ which, as befits great events, spread themselves over three days. + 
-On Fridgy,21st October, hundreds of walkers, without benefit of map and compass, assembled at Menzies Hotel. To those coming even only 10 minutes after the scheduled arrival time the crowd milling around in the anteroom looked as dense as a peak hour commuters'​ gathering at +The Club has held other celebrations - a 21st, a 25th and a 40th Birthday but nothing could equal the enthusiasm of the response to the GOLDEN JUBILEE Celebrations,​ which, as befits great events, spread themselves over three days. 
-Wynyard Station. But there was this difference - nearly every face was +On Friday,21st October, hundreds of walkers, without benefit of map and compass, assembled at Menzies Hotel. To those coming even only 10 minutes after the scheduled arrival time the crowd milling around in the anteroom looked as dense as a peak hour commuters'​ gathering at Wynyard Station. But there was this difference - nearly every face was a familiar ones That greetings and chatter and cries of delight and astonishment as old friends were recognised - some we had not seen for many years - camouflaged by beards or altered in appearance though they
-a familiar ones That greetings and chatter and cries of delight and astonishment as old friends were recognised - some we had not seen for +
-many years - camouflaged by beards or altered in appearance though they+
 might be, yet to the eyes of their friends they were still the same as of old when their lags were swift and strong. Bushwalkers have drawn fewer blanks than most in the Lottery of Time the passing of the years has not dimmed their enthusiasm and joy of life. And all the new young ones, many of them children of Bushwalkers,​ looked a fine and healthy crowd. might be, yet to the eyes of their friends they were still the same as of old when their lags were swift and strong. Bushwalkers have drawn fewer blanks than most in the Lottery of Time the passing of the years has not dimmed their enthusiasm and joy of life. And all the new young ones, many of them children of Bushwalkers,​ looked a fine and healthy crowd.
 In conformity with custom waiters offered drinks but most of us couldn'​t take time off from talking to bother, and those who did seemed to favour orange juice. Just like in the good old days when natural high spirits were the only spirits needed. In conformity with custom waiters offered drinks but most of us couldn'​t take time off from talking to bother, and those who did seemed to favour orange juice. Just like in the good old days when natural high spirits were the only spirits needed.
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 bushwalk through the adjacent parkland to visit Marie Byles in her little cottage in the bushland heights of Cheltenham. Marie has Di4.oted her vessel steadfastly through Life and now has her course set with just such clear-eyed honesty for the other shore. The younger members of the Club walked quietly through her bushland, already donated to the National bushwalk through the adjacent parkland to visit Marie Byles in her little cottage in the bushland heights of Cheltenham. Marie has Di4.oted her vessel steadfastly through Life and now has her course set with just such clear-eyed honesty for the other shore. The younger members of the Club walked quietly through her bushland, already donated to the National
 Trust, and were impressed. Trust, and were impressed.
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 On which note we end this chronicle of a great occasion, hoping to be one of the number when as many, or more, will come together at the Club's 60th Birthday Party in 1987. On which note we end this chronicle of a great occasion, hoping to be one of the number when as many, or more, will come together at the Club's 60th Birthday Party in 1987.
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 THANKS. THANKS.
-'Ian Stevens wishes to thank all fellow members of for visits, +Ian Stevens wishes to thank all fellow members of for visits, cards and good wishes during his stay in hospital for his recent eye operation, which at the moment appears to have been a success. 
-cards and good wishes during his stay in hospital for his recent eye operation, which at the moment appears to have been a success. + 
-MIAS AT KOSCIUSKO.+====Christmas at Kosciusko==== ​
 Bob Younger is planning to spend Xmas at the Australian Ski Club Bob Younger is planning to spend Xmas at the Australian Ski Club
 Lodge at Guthega, and can take friends at $5 per night. Day walks and luxury nights! Your own catering. Lodge at Guthega, and can take friends at $5 per night. Day walks and luxury nights! Your own catering.
 Bookings can be made with Bob up to 10th December (election day) with money in full. Phone him on 57,1158. Bookings can be made with Bob up to 10th December (election day) with money in full. Phone him on 57,1158.
-Page 5. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Novemb er 7 1977 +
 Lightweight bushwalking Lightweight bushwalking
 and camping gear. and camping gear.
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 69 LIVERPOOL ST. SYDNEY 26-2686 61-7215 69 LIVERPOOL ST. SYDNEY 26-2686 61-7215
 Page THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER November, 1977. Page THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER November, 1977.
-CAMERO N + 
-S CORNER +====CAMERO N S CORNER CAPE R==== 
-CAPE R. +by Owen Marks 
-by Owen Marks. + 
-Recently I has the -good luck to be invited to travel in a range rover to Camerons Corner. At first I had never heard of it, until I looked up a large map and found it at the extreme northeastern corner of Sturt National Park, Ahhaa I thought, that is where the three states meet. So I said "​Righto",​ and there I was leaving Sydney at 3 an on Saturday, Labour Weekend, bound for White Cliffs. A 13 hour trip including 45 mine. in Nyngan and Caber, and half an hour in Wilcannia.+Recently I has the good luck to be invited to travel in a range rover to Camerons Corner. At first I had never heard of it, until I looked up a large map and found it at the extreme northeastern corner of Sturt National Park, Ahhaa I thought, that is where the three states meet. So I said "​Righto",​ and there I was leaving Sydney at 3 an on Saturday, Labour Weekend, bound for White Cliffs. A 13 hour trip including 45 mine. in Nyngan and Caber, and half an hour in Wilcannia. 
 White Cliffs is where everyone'​s worst enemy should be sent. Temperature of 98F at 8 pm, which means sitting outside on the pub verandah aid watching millions of moths attacking the lights. A water tap with a sign "One cent a gallon put money in chute at post office"​. A corner store with a bowser and an old tram next to the school for the teacher to live in is the entire town. Oh yes, a bush hospital. White Cliffs is where everyone'​s worst enemy should be sent. Temperature of 98F at 8 pm, which means sitting outside on the pub verandah aid watching millions of moths attacking the lights. A water tap with a sign "One cent a gallon put money in chute at post office"​. A corner store with a bowser and an old tram next to the school for the teacher to live in is the entire town. Oh yes, a bush hospital.
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 A huge circular plateau dominates the town whichls pockmarked like the moon. This of course is the opal diggings of last century. I was tad that there is only one genuine miner left, the rest are pensioners A huge circular plateau dominates the town whichls pockmarked like the moon. This of course is the opal diggings of last century. I was tad that there is only one genuine miner left, the rest are pensioners
 Living in holes in the ground, and in winter there is a floating population Living in holes in the ground, and in winter there is a floating population
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 years ago and it would take three more years for it to go down. We had to make a long loop around the Balloo River overflow as Burke and Wills did all those years ago. Ifasked how came:the water doesn'​t evaporate years ago and it would take three more years for it to go down. We had to make a long loop around the Balloo River overflow as Burke and Wills did all those years ago. Ifasked how came:the water doesn'​t evaporate
 quickly in the hot summers? Of course he didn't know. quickly in the hot summers? Of course he didn't know.
-Page 7. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER November, 1977.+
 We passed. the Tibbooburra turnoff and headed across a small stoney - desert until Milparinka was reached. A hotel and two ruined houses with a population of 59 although a woman in the bar remarked that,she lived down the road, which could mean anything up to 80 miles away. A few miles away was where Sturt and his party camped for a number of months by water, wEile waiting for rain. It never did and Mt. Poole is named after the firut death. Sturt built a cairn on top and it's still there. Such a barren corner of the state, and all the time I kept on thinking of the early explorers then, and how terrible it is to travel there even now, with roads, towns and air-conditioned jeeps. We passed. the Tibbooburra turnoff and headed across a small stoney - desert until Milparinka was reached. A hotel and two ruined houses with a population of 59 although a woman in the bar remarked that,she lived down the road, which could mean anything up to 80 miles away. A few miles away was where Sturt and his party camped for a number of months by water, wEile waiting for rain. It never did and Mt. Poole is named after the firut death. Sturt built a cairn on top and it's still there. Such a barren corner of the state, and all the time I kept on thinking of the early explorers then, and how terrible it is to travel there even now, with roads, towns and air-conditioned jeeps.
 Tibooburra 40 minutes away and here we are. One hotelier was asleep and wasntt serving beer or anything else. Sunday afternoon it was. The other hotel was all full and hot and smelly. The walls are painted by Clifton Pugh and out in the passageway was a doodle by another well-known, Russell Drysdale. Tibooburra 40 minutes away and here we are. One hotelier was asleep and wasntt serving beer or anything else. Sunday afternoon it was. The other hotel was all full and hot and smelly. The walls are painted by Clifton Pugh and out in the passageway was a doodle by another well-known, Russell Drysdale.
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 were there. A large gate where we parked the car, and we opened it and into South Australia for the hundred yard walk north into Queensland were there. A large gate where we parked the car, and we opened it and into South Australia for the hundred yard walk north into Queensland
 where on the iexact spot is a cairn, and two garbage bins. where on the iexact spot is a cairn, and two garbage bins.
-Page 8. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER November, 1977.+
 According to the log book, anyone who is anybody goes to Camerons Corner. If you wish to go there in a conventional car you would have no trotible, except for the last sandhill run, and that can be avoided by taking a 43 Ion detour into Queensland. The road surfaces are excellent and such interesting scenery all the way. It must be terrible in the summer though, when, I was told, all the school kids arrive in their thousands. According to the log book, anyone who is anybody goes to Camerons Corner. If you wish to go there in a conventional car you would have no trotible, except for the last sandhill run, and that can be avoided by taking a 43 Ion detour into Queensland. The road surfaces are excellent and such interesting scenery all the way. It must be terrible in the summer though, when, I was told, all the school kids arrive in their thousands.
 Thirty minutes was spent looking at a T.-junction of the 12 ft high fence and that was enough! Two hours later we were in the General Store in Tibooburra and hearing about the torn. The biggest employer is the National Park and the second is the Social Security. (20 pension cheques). Thirty minutes was spent looking at a T.-junction of the 12 ft high fence and that was enough! Two hours later we were in the General Store in Tibooburra and hearing about the torn. The biggest employer is the National Park and the second is the Social Security. (20 pension cheques).
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 trip and can be recommended to the most fastidious of travellers. trip and can be recommended to the most fastidious of travellers.
 - If anyone wishes to do this trip, it would be better to leave White Cliffs and head for Mootwingee and then head north to alparinka. Nothing dull anywhere. - If anyone wishes to do this trip, it would be better to leave White Cliffs and head for Mootwingee and then head north to alparinka. Nothing dull anywhere.
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-THE SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER GENERAL lEETINGS. +====The September and October General Meetings==== 
-by Barry Wallace.+by Barry Wallace 
 The September general meeting did happen to be the Half-Yearly General Meeting but yours truly was not there, and it is so far removed in time by now that I only intend to list the significant (?) events. The September general meeting did happen to be the Half-Yearly General Meeting but yours truly was not there, and it is so far removed in time by now that I only intend to list the significant (?) events.
 There was only one new member, Steve Tompkins, the closing balance There was only one new member, Steve Tompkins, the closing balance
 was $2600.61, and the only general business was the choosing of Woods Creek as site for the next annual reunion and Spiro as convenor, So there! was $2600.61, and the only general business was the choosing of Woods Creek as site for the next annual reunion and Spiro as convenor, So there!
-The October General Meeting began at 8.28 pm with Helen Gray in the chair. Three new members, Judy Barber, Ian Debert and Jim Laing +The October General Meeting began at 8.28 pm with Helen Gray in the chair. Three new members, Judy Barber, Ian Debert and Jim Laing were duly welcomed with constitution badge and applause, but not necessarily in that order.-,
-Page 9. THE SYDNEY BUSHILTALKER November, 1977. +
-were dulY.welcomedwith ​constitution badge and applause, but:not necessarily in that order.-,+
 The minutes were read and received, in that order. The minutes were read and received, in that order.
 Correspondence in included a letter from Brian Harvey suggesting that honorary membership be granted to certain foundation mentors. Correspondence in included a letter from Brian Harvey suggesting that honorary membership be granted to certain foundation mentors.
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 If there are any other ego trippers out there reading this, think again. If you have more to offer the S.B.W. than the S.B.U. have to offer you you're wrosa - but offer it anyway. If there are any other ego trippers out there reading this, think again. If you have more to offer the S.B.W. than the S.B.U. have to offer you you're wrosa - but offer it anyway.
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-Page 12. TH:0 SYDNEY BUSHWALICER November, 1977.+
 LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT FROM JOE TURNER HON. Ia3ER) Dear Helen, LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT FROM JOE TURNER HON. Ia3ER) Dear Helen,
 It is more than "high time" I wrote to express my thanks and appreciation for - and of - the excellent work put into the 50th Anniversary Celebrations by yourself and the devoted and hard-worked band of S.B.W.s which culminated in the unqualified success which ALL the functions undoubtedly turned out to be, Apart from yourself, who, in-my book, deserves all the encomiums (or is it encomia?) that can possibly-be heaped upon you, it would. be invidious to even try to mention the names (even if one knew them) of all the participants of that busy band - but one could It is more than "high time" I wrote to express my thanks and appreciation for - and of - the excellent work put into the 50th Anniversary Celebrations by yourself and the devoted and hard-worked band of S.B.W.s which culminated in the unqualified success which ALL the functions undoubtedly turned out to be, Apart from yourself, who, in-my book, deserves all the encomiums (or is it encomia?) that can possibly-be heaped upon you, it would. be invidious to even try to mention the names (even if one knew them) of all the participants of that busy band - but one could
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 Joe Turner. Joe Turner.
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-BUCK-PASSUG1 + 
-by Helen Gray.+====Buck-Passage==== 
 +by Helen Gray 
 I'Ve had phone calls and letters from many members since the reunion, I'Ve had phone calls and letters from many members since the reunion,
 expres:Ang appreciation of the weekend, so I must share the glory r or blame l with many others. expres:Ang appreciation of the weekend, so I must share the glory r or blame l with many others.
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 Thanks most of all to hundreds and hundreds of happy people who made the weekend thejoyous occasion it was Thanks most of all to hundreds and hundreds of happy people who made the weekend thejoyous occasion it was
 ****-X-************ ****-X-************
-CSES FOR_DEICEEBER. + 
-by Christine Kirkby. On Friday, December 9th; Jim Vatiliotis is having a barbecue at his +====CSES FOR_DEICEEBER==== 
-home - 11 Woodlands Avenue, Lugarno. Ring him if you wish to come and food can then be organized - Phone 534,3865.+by Christine Kirkby. 
 + 
 +On Friday, December 9th; Jim Vatiliotis is having a barbecue at his home - 11 Woodlands Avenue, Lugarno. Ring him if you wish to come and food can then be organized - Phone 534,3865. 
 The Annual Christmas Party will be held on Wednesday, 21st Deoember, at the ClUbrooms. Drinks and music will be provided. Please bring a glass and a plate of savouries, (lakes, pavlovas, or some other party food. The Annual Christmas Party will be held on Wednesday, 21st Deoember, at the ClUbrooms. Drinks and music will be provided. Please bring a glass and a plate of savouries, (lakes, pavlovas, or some other party food.
 A display board for photos will be set up at the Christmas Party, and photos taken at the 50th Birthday festivities will be put up. If you, too, have taken some, bring them along! A display board for photos will be set up at the Christmas Party, and photos taken at the 50th Birthday festivities will be put up. If you, too, have taken some, bring them along!
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 ROBIN ROBIN
 SCANDRETT SCANDRETT
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-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALIMR +
-November, 1977.+
 . .
 Questions asked of me recently about our club baage and its bistory made me aware of an almost total lack of knowledge on this topic. Delving into a few good books found a few interesting answers. Questions asked of me recently about our club baage and its bistory made me aware of an almost total lack of knowledge on this topic. Delving into a few good books found a few interesting answers.
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 Happy Gardening. Happy Gardening.
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-Page 15. THE SYDNEY BUSHVIALKER November, 1977. + 
-F 0 0 L S. +====F 0 0 L S==== 
-by Gordon Lee.+by Gordon Lee 
 Upon the Throne of Greatness sit Upon the Throne of Greatness sit
 They who possess the feeblest wit. But what a kindly Providence Hides from them one mortal sense! Not yet content that outward guise Has made the foolish like the wise, Their braying tongues can not conceal, They who possess the feeblest wit. But what a kindly Providence Hides from them one mortal sense! Not yet content that outward guise Has made the foolish like the wise, Their braying tongues can not conceal,
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 With all the perfect heedless bliss Of Fooldom and the prize is his. With all the perfect heedless bliss Of Fooldom and the prize is his.
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-Page 16. Elrel.1 SYDNEY BUSHWALKER November 9 1977. + 
-VARIATION OF CALCUTTA TO KATMANDU. +====Variation of Calcutta to Kathmandu==== 
-by Marion Lloyd.+by Marion Lloyd 
 "You look like a squashed chock,"​ remarked. my brother David as he tried. to prevent jam dribbling out of his day pack dowii an unfortunate'​s neck. We were sitting on the stairs jammed in by bodies that were stacked up the stairs of an old. vintage Leyland. bus which must have been bequeathed to the colony before Independence after it had. outlived. its usefulness in London and coaxed along for another twenty years. "You look like a squashed chock,"​ remarked. my brother David as he tried. to prevent jam dribbling out of his day pack dowii an unfortunate'​s neck. We were sitting on the stairs jammed in by bodies that were stacked up the stairs of an old. vintage Leyland. bus which must have been bequeathed to the colony before Independence after it had. outlived. its usefulness in London and coaxed along for another twenty years.
 The bus was doing its best to heave itself through the heat and traffic along Chewringhee Road to Sealdah Station, Calcutta. Men were riding on the outside of the bus hanging on to any hand hold that coula be grabbed whether it was the bus or a body. This way it was free, anyway they were the lucky ones as the multitude inside was padked in. like sardines, collection of fares wree a farce and getting out was a dream. The bus was doing its best to heave itself through the heat and traffic along Chewringhee Road to Sealdah Station, Calcutta. Men were riding on the outside of the bus hanging on to any hand hold that coula be grabbed whether it was the bus or a body. This way it was free, anyway they were the lucky ones as the multitude inside was padked in. like sardines, collection of fares wree a farce and getting out was a dream.
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 We Eerrivel in Siligi.7.1--1 at 8 am the next morning. Here we changed to the "​Darjeca ing xpre. We gazed. at it in utter astonishment,​ it was a little blue Duffer''​ which looked like an overgrown fair-ground train as it stood 6.-ear-fed next to the big locomotives. There were three small carriages with soall seats suitable only for small Indians who added to the oreempedness with their bedrolls, luggage, provisions and the occasional goat or hens. We Eerrivel in Siligi.7.1--1 at 8 am the next morning. Here we changed to the "​Darjeca ing xpre. We gazed. at it in utter astonishment,​ it was a little blue Duffer''​ which looked like an overgrown fair-ground train as it stood 6.-ear-fed next to the big locomotives. There were three small carriages with soall seats suitable only for small Indians who added to the oreempedness with their bedrolls, luggage, provisions and the occasional goat or hens.
 It took 10 hours for the little train to labour 100 miles or so up to Darjeeling. The track rose gradually from the burnt dusty plain to pass through lush rain forestecountry all the while the line criss-crossing the road. as it zig-zagged its way up. The track hugged the sides of cliffs with stupendous views down the gullies, The train never changed a beat as it chugged along at a jogging pace, indeed if one wished to take exercise one just jumped. out and. ran along beside until the lungs had been sufficiently vr.-..r tilated,. School kids would. leap on then alight when convenient. Without altering its 10 mph the train steamed. down village It took 10 hours for the little train to labour 100 miles or so up to Darjeeling. The track rose gradually from the burnt dusty plain to pass through lush rain forestecountry all the while the line criss-crossing the road. as it zig-zagged its way up. The track hugged the sides of cliffs with stupendous views down the gullies, The train never changed a beat as it chugged along at a jogging pace, indeed if one wished to take exercise one just jumped. out and. ran along beside until the lungs had been sufficiently vr.-..r tilated,. School kids would. leap on then alight when convenient. Without altering its 10 mph the train steamed. down village
-Page 17, rirs SYDNEY BUSIVALKER November, 1977.+
    
 main streets and it was possible to pick up provisions and cha as it passed through. main streets and it was possible to pick up provisions and cha as it passed through.
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 Approaching the dry-Kathmandu Valley the plane circled several times and so we had a wonderful birds-eye view of the Tolkin-like medieval world we were about to enter. As the plane taxied in I felt a twinge of sadness that this iixty minute flight amongst the gods was over. Approaching the dry-Kathmandu Valley the plane circled several times and so we had a wonderful birds-eye view of the Tolkin-like medieval world we were about to enter. As the plane taxied in I felt a twinge of sadness that this iixty minute flight amongst the gods was over.
 (More adventures following) (More adventures following)
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