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 +THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER  
 +NOvember, 1985  
 +11 wins APPARENTIM• ET DE NON EXISTENTIBUS. EADEM EST RATION,  
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 +Part One.   
 +Mot Ayder  
 +As it is now virtually the third anniversary of my most recent journey to the South West of Tasmania I am of the opinion it be appropriate that I should endeavour to recount some of the experiences I enjoyed on one of the better walks in which I have had the privilege of participating. And so it came to pass in the year of grace Nineteen Hundred and Eighty. Two, having finished my conferences and other businesses in the city of Hobart, for which purpose I had travelled thereto, that I did set out Southwards to commence an expedition along the South Coast. As it was well nigh impossible to travel by public conveyances to the small settlement of Cockle Creek, the elected commencement of my expedition, and similarly difficult to inveigle strangers to give me free passage, I called upon a fellow conference-goer to convey me thither. To this propos-ition he agreed with the greatest alacrity, deeming it a most pleasureable diversion for the afternoon.  
 +In my preparation for my proposed expedition I was cogniscant of the ecological damage occasioned to camp sites in the South West of Tasmania by large parties and therefore I considered it behoved me to take proper notice of this. I therefore did decide to travel alone without horse, dog or divining rod. In further preparation for my proposed expedition I did also organise certain foods for my consumption,​ equipment for my protection against the diverse elements and equipment so that I might reasonably convey the said items. To assist in navigation I took compass and maps, together with a route guide, which I now believe should have properly been called "A Canoe-ist'​s Guide to the Bushwalking Tracks of South West Tasmania"​. In brief, I carried some eighteen days' food of a mass of approximately one kilogram per diem, with an all up pack mass of no less than 38 kilograms, which included such luxuries as an SLR camera, a Gortex parka, a modicum of Scotch Whisky and some coffee beans. My tent system, anticipating the normally dismal weather, was a three person Golden Tan South-Wester,​ together with a two person tent fly, borrowed for the occasion from an esteemed member of the Club. In spite of daylight saving and a relatively early start from Hobart (approximately 1730) it was at nautical twilight-in fine weather that camp was made but a short distance from the Southern Ocean (some two hours walking beyond the aforesaid Cockle Creek).  
  
 The next four days were fine and friendly as I luxuriated in extremely pleasant late November weather, valiantly endeavouring to devour some of the mass of my food, prior to my ascent of the Ironbounds, at camp sites at Granite Beach, Osmiridium Beach, Rocky Boat Inlet and finally Deadman'​s Bay. Although I was very much aware of the deteriorating weather pattern as I strolled along Prion Beach and as I followed the track between Rocky Boat Inlet and Deadman'​s Bay, I should perhaps have taken more notice of these The next four days were fine and friendly as I luxuriated in extremely pleasant late November weather, valiantly endeavouring to devour some of the mass of my food, prior to my ascent of the Ironbounds, at camp sites at Granite Beach, Osmiridium Beach, Rocky Boat Inlet and finally Deadman'​s Bay. Although I was very much aware of the deteriorating weather pattern as I strolled along Prion Beach and as I followed the track between Rocky Boat Inlet and Deadman'​s Bay, I should perhaps have taken more notice of these
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