User Tools

Site Tools


198412

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
198412 [2014/12/17 22:48]
kclacher Complete (Kenn)
198412 [2014/12/20 22:41] (current)
kclacher
Line 53: Line 53:
   * Need to **renew** your St. John Ambulance First Aid Certificate?​ (It expires after 3 years)   * Need to **renew** your St. John Ambulance First Aid Certificate?​ (It expires after 3 years)
   * Need to get one because you are on the **Search and Rescue** list of volunteers? (It is compulsory for insurance cover)   * Need to get one because you are on the **Search and Rescue** list of volunteers? (It is compulsory for insurance cover)
-  * Need to upgrade your knowledge of first aid so that you are confident in its use on bushwalks?+  * Need to **upgrade** your knowledge of first aid so that you are confident in its use on bushwalks?
  
 |**Yes?​** ​ |Then come to our Club's special group training session after Easter in readiness for the winter walking season. ​ | |**Yes?​** ​ |Then come to our Club's special group training session after Easter in readiness for the winter walking season. ​ |
Line 75: Line 75:
 July is the best month, the coolest month, and approximately equivalent to Sydney summer climate although rain is almost unknown at that time of year. August and September are much hotter and any earlier in the year floodwaters from the monsoon may still close roads to desirable areas. July is the best month, the coolest month, and approximately equivalent to Sydney summer climate although rain is almost unknown at that time of year. August and September are much hotter and any earlier in the year floodwaters from the monsoon may still close roads to desirable areas.
  
-==== Obiri and East Alligator Region ​==== +**Obiri and East Alligator Region**\\ 
 In the region of Obiri Rock and East Alligator can be seen some of the best Aboriginal rock painting in Australia, some very large wetland lagoons and swamps, numerous birds of many species and the abundant wetland plant life. The birds, plants and crocodiles are not nearly as accessible and visible as at Cooinda. In the region of Obiri Rock and East Alligator can be seen some of the best Aboriginal rock painting in Australia, some very large wetland lagoons and swamps, numerous birds of many species and the abundant wetland plant life. The birds, plants and crocodiles are not nearly as accessible and visible as at Cooinda.
  
Line 84: Line 84:
 In the region of Obiri numerous outlying bluffs of the escarpment occur. As the region was close to Jabiru we spent some time climbing onto these cliffs and bluffs (usually in the evenings) and were rewarded with exciting views and sunsets. In the region of Obiri numerous outlying bluffs of the escarpment occur. As the region was close to Jabiru we spent some time climbing onto these cliffs and bluffs (usually in the evenings) and were rewarded with exciting views and sunsets.
  
-==== Cooinda ​==== +**Cooinda**\\ 
 Cooinda is a surprisingly pleasing commercial motel/​camping ground on Jim Jim Creek. It is a very pleasant place to camp and provides experiences of bird life and wetlands beyond belief in comparison to our usual bushwalking areas. It was possible for us to hire a large motored punt and spend an evening exploring the very large billabongs in search of crocodiles and birds. We sighted five crocs, two at very close quarters, and about 30 species of birds in two hours on the billabong. Cooinda is a surprisingly pleasing commercial motel/​camping ground on Jim Jim Creek. It is a very pleasant place to camp and provides experiences of bird life and wetlands beyond belief in comparison to our usual bushwalking areas. It was possible for us to hire a large motored punt and spend an evening exploring the very large billabongs in search of crocodiles and birds. We sighted five crocs, two at very close quarters, and about 30 species of birds in two hours on the billabong.
  
 We had the punt as close as three metres to a Jabiru crane and equally close to many other birds. The wildlife is well accustomed to the organised boat trips available each morning and evening and therefore quite unafraid. By hiring a punt we had much better opportunity to see the wild life than was possible as a passenger on the organised punt trips. Had we had the time we should have camped the night and repeated the exercise the following morning. Bird species to be seen include the Pied Goose, Straw-necked Ibis, Plumed Egret, Black Cockatoo, Nankeen Night Heron, Lotus Bird, White-breasted Sea Eagle, Burdekin Duck, Jabiru Crane, Chestnut-quilled Pigeon, Whistling Kite, Rainbow Bee-eater, Blue Winged Kookaburra. We had the punt as close as three metres to a Jabiru crane and equally close to many other birds. The wildlife is well accustomed to the organised boat trips available each morning and evening and therefore quite unafraid. By hiring a punt we had much better opportunity to see the wild life than was possible as a passenger on the organised punt trips. Had we had the time we should have camped the night and repeated the exercise the following morning. Bird species to be seen include the Pied Goose, Straw-necked Ibis, Plumed Egret, Black Cockatoo, Nankeen Night Heron, Lotus Bird, White-breasted Sea Eagle, Burdekin Duck, Jabiru Crane, Chestnut-quilled Pigeon, Whistling Kite, Rainbow Bee-eater, Blue Winged Kookaburra.
  
-==== Baroalbo Springs ​====+**Baroalbo Springs**\\ 
 This is a permanent large creek with chains of water holes through a mini rain forest along the creek banks. The water holes occur at the base of the Arnhem Land escarpment from which the creek descends. Indications are that a day or so following the course of the creek up into the escarpment would be very rewarding. ​ This is a permanent large creek with chains of water holes through a mini rain forest along the creek banks. The water holes occur at the base of the Arnhem Land escarpment from which the creek descends. Indications are that a day or so following the course of the creek up into the escarpment would be very rewarding. ​
  
Line 96: Line 96:
 The water pools of the creek at Baroalbo Springs form a retreat for fish during the dry season. Thousands of fish of twenty or thirty species populated all of the crystal clear pools through the rain forest. A hundred metres from the creek was a dusty desert of stunted timber. The water pools of the creek at Baroalbo Springs form a retreat for fish during the dry season. Thousands of fish of twenty or thirty species populated all of the crystal clear pools through the rain forest. A hundred metres from the creek was a dusty desert of stunted timber.
  
-==== Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls ====+**Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls**\\ 
 The Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls Gorge area of the Kakadu Park is apparently well worth a couple of days and provides good camping and walking. However as a 4WD vehicle is required we did not visit the area. The Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls Gorge area of the Kakadu Park is apparently well worth a couple of days and provides good camping and walking. However as a 4WD vehicle is required we did not visit the area.
  
-==== Katherine Gorge National Park ====+**Katherine Gorge National Park**\\ 
 Katherine Gorge National Park is about 350 km south of Darwin and provides a range of walks up to 5-6 days duration on routes well marked by the park authority. Plenty of swimming, liloing, canoeing are available in the gorges of the Katherine River which are very scenic and enjoyable. Two or three days there is well justified. Katherine Gorge National Park is about 350 km south of Darwin and provides a range of walks up to 5-6 days duration on routes well marked by the park authority. Plenty of swimming, liloing, canoeing are available in the gorges of the Katherine River which are very scenic and enjoyable. Two or three days there is well justified.
  
Line 109: Line 109:
 ===== "​DAYTRIPPIN"​ ===== ===== "​DAYTRIPPIN"​ =====
  
-by Peter Christian.+by Peter Christian
  
 The Tigers'​ eyebrows scowl at the scourge of day trippers all around, \\  The Tigers'​ eyebrows scowl at the scourge of day trippers all around, \\ 
Line 131: Line 131:
 Imagine a sane limit to lacerations,​ bruises, throbbing limbs to coronary thrombosis. Imagine a sane limit to lacerations,​ bruises, throbbing limbs to coronary thrombosis.
  
-**Note** - From Kath Brown.+**Note** - From Kath Brown
  
 As the typist of the above poem I feel I must put forward a contrary opinion to the views expressed. Although for many years, owing to family responsibilities and increasing age, I have been a "day walker"​ only, and I feel day walking has a definite place in the Club and for bushwalkers generally, just the same the overnight bushwalk is what really thrilled me and gave me the greatest pleasure in those distant days when I went on weekend-walks regularly. As the typist of the above poem I feel I must put forward a contrary opinion to the views expressed. Although for many years, owing to family responsibilities and increasing age, I have been a "day walker"​ only, and I feel day walking has a definite place in the Club and for bushwalkers generally, just the same the overnight bushwalk is what really thrilled me and gave me the greatest pleasure in those distant days when I went on weekend-walks regularly.
Line 207: Line 207:
 Please add the following names to your Membership List:- Please add the following names to your Membership List:-
  
-|BROWN, Steve, ​ |3/26 Pacific Street, Watson'​s Bay. Phone 337,​6872 ​ | +|Brown, Steve, ​ |3/26 Pacific Street, Watson'​s Bay. Phone 337,​6872 ​ | 
-|HATHERLY, Peter, ​  |1/9 Hornsey Road, Homebush West. 764,​3002 ​ | +|Hatherly, Peter, ​  |1/9 Hornsey Road, Homebush West. 764,​3002 ​ | 
-|LEWIS, David, ​ |2/51 McDougall Street, Kirribilli. ​ 957,​5990 ​ | +|Lewis, David, ​ |2/51 McDougall Street, Kirribilli. ​ 957,​5990 ​ | 
-|WORNER, Greg,  |158 Elswick Street, Leichhardt. 560,​2638 ​ |+|Worner, Greg,  |158 Elswick Street, Leichhardt. 560,​2638 ​ |
  
 **New address** of the New Members Secretary - **Joan Cooper**\\ ​ **New address** of the New Members Secretary - **Joan Cooper**\\ ​
Line 268: Line 268:
  
 |January 2  |Clubroom closed. ​ | |January 2  |Clubroom closed. ​ |
-|January 9   |Open night. Come for a chat over coffee, or to plan and discus6 ​walks, etc. The social secretary promises an improvement over the usual quality of the biscuits! ​ | +|January 9   |Open night. Come for a chat over coffee, or to plan and discuss ​walks, etc. The social secretary promises an improvement over the usual quality of the biscuits! ​ | 
-|January 16  |**Navigation and first aid instruction and tests**. Talks on map reading, navigation, first aid, camperaft; as well as tests for progpectives.+|January 16  |**Navigation and first aid instruction and tests**. Talks on map reading, navigation, first aid, campcraft; as well as tests for prospectives.
 | |**Dinner before this meeting** at Eric's Seafood Restaurant, 316 Pacific Highway, Crow's Nest. Meet outside,at 6.30 pm sharp. Late arrivals ask for Sydney Bushwalkers (we're in the private room). Cheap, BYO.  | | |**Dinner before this meeting** at Eric's Seafood Restaurant, 316 Pacific Highway, Crow's Nest. Meet outside,at 6.30 pm sharp. Late arrivals ask for Sydney Bushwalkers (we're in the private room). Cheap, BYO.  |
 |January 23  |Hinchinbrook and Daintree. Slides and commentary by Paul Howard and Alex Colley. ​ | |January 23  |Hinchinbrook and Daintree. Slides and commentary by Paul Howard and Alex Colley. ​ |
 |January 30  |Eequipment night - talks and demonstrations of bushwalking by bushwalkers and commercial suppliers. ​ | |January 30  |Eequipment night - talks and demonstrations of bushwalking by bushwalkers and commercial suppliers. ​ |
  
198412.txt · Last modified: 2014/12/20 22:41 by kclacher