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   - takes your hands and pulls your arms up - a stretch.   - takes your hands and pulls your arms up - a stretch.
-  - P presses down on your hands which you resist, then after 10 seconds, you relax. (To get the correct ​positon, Y holds arms straight out in front of you, then bend elbows up at right-angles.)+  - P presses down on your hands which you resist, then after 10 seconds, you relax. (To get the correct ​position, Y holds arms straight out in front of you, then bend elbows up at right-angles.)
   - P pulls your elbows towards P which you resist. (To get correct position hold your arms down straight then bend elbows so fists are against shoulders.)   - P pulls your elbows towards P which you resist. (To get correct position hold your arms down straight then bend elbows so fists are against shoulders.)
   - P gently pulls your straight arms back behind you - stretch.   - P gently pulls your straight arms back behind you - stretch.
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 __Wednesday__:​ The morning dawned fine with the promise of a perfect day. A carpet of mist flowed out acrosS the plain where the lake should have been, the mountains in the distance peeping through above the mist. The less than musical dawn chorus of crows and kookaburras had told us nothing of the magic and tranquility of the scene now before us. __Wednesday__:​ The morning dawned fine with the promise of a perfect day. A carpet of mist flowed out acrosS the plain where the lake should have been, the mountains in the distance peeping through above the mist. The less than musical dawn chorus of crows and kookaburras had told us nothing of the magic and tranquility of the scene now before us.
  
-Wency and I pampered ourselves by washing our hair in warm water. What luxury!+Wendy and I pampered ourselves by washing our hair in warm water. What luxury!
  
 During the course of the morning the wholemeal macaroni of the previous night began to take its toll on each one of us. Yes, Barry, it was just as well we didn't have brown rice for dessert as well! During the course of the morning the wholemeal macaroni of the previous night began to take its toll on each one of us. Yes, Barry, it was just as well we didn't have brown rice for dessert as well!
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 I envisage it to be a mixture of Norwegian fjords, waterfalls and glaciers. Swiss alpine meadows and the mellowness of the English countryside criss-crossed by those wonderful lanes and paths lined with bluebells and daffodils, across which is the occasional stone fence with its accompanying stile. A place where the people are friendly, no bureaucratic go-slows or strikes, no touting, no tipping, no rip-offs, no bargaining or hassles with cantankerous custom officials or haggling shopkeepers,​ and more importantly free clean loos that materialise when urgently required with no plumbing irregularities and lovely soft toilet paper. I envisage it to be a mixture of Norwegian fjords, waterfalls and glaciers. Swiss alpine meadows and the mellowness of the English countryside criss-crossed by those wonderful lanes and paths lined with bluebells and daffodils, across which is the occasional stone fence with its accompanying stile. A place where the people are friendly, no bureaucratic go-slows or strikes, no touting, no tipping, no rip-offs, no bargaining or hassles with cantankerous custom officials or haggling shopkeepers,​ and more importantly free clean loos that materialise when urgently required with no plumbing irregularities and lovely soft toilet paper.
  
-A place where one can eat and sleep in the most lavish style without getting bored and fat, where one can eat divine exotic food without the worry of Delhi belly or Jogjakarta jog. The weather too, is always balmy and warm, none of that London pea-soup fog or perpetual drizzle, no rain that continues for weeks, no pollution, no scorchers, no flies, mosquitoes or ahy other creepy crawlies that tend to drive one crazy whilst travelling.+A place where one can eat and sleep in the most lavish style without getting bored and fat, where one can eat divine exotic food without the worry of Delhi belly or Jogjakarta jog. The weather too, is always balmy and warm, none of that London pea-soup fog or perpetual drizzle, no rain that continues for weeks, no pollution, no scorchers, no flies, mosquitoes or any other creepy crawlies that tend to drive one crazy whilst travelling.
  
 For getting around up there, one dials a cloud, one does not have to navigate or rely on a taxi-driver'​s sense of direction as the destination,​ right fare and change have already been computed. Nor does one have to argue with an Indian family to move them, their bedrolls, chooks and other luggage from your booked space, or be shunted down a railway siding to wait for hours at the whim of officials only to be reshunted onto another set of tracks for some illogical reason. For getting around up there, one dials a cloud, one does not have to navigate or rely on a taxi-driver'​s sense of direction as the destination,​ right fare and change have already been computed. Nor does one have to argue with an Indian family to move them, their bedrolls, chooks and other luggage from your booked space, or be shunted down a railway siding to wait for hours at the whim of officials only to be reshunted onto another set of tracks for some illogical reason.
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 ===== Just A Minute. ===== ===== Just A Minute. =====
  
-=== From the Committe ​Meeting of Friday, 7th August, 1931. ===+=== From the Committee ​Meeting of Friday, 7th August, 1931. ===
  
 (Fifty-five yeas ago, in The Good Old Days, the Club Minute Book reveals:-) (Fifty-five yeas ago, in The Good Old Days, the Club Minute Book reveals:-)
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 +===== The April General Meeting. =====
 +
 +by Barry Wallace.
 +
 +The meeting began at around 2015 with the President belabouring the gong with the bone, and some 15 or so members present. Alas, the bone was not equal to the task, and broke in half. Anyone good at repairing old bones?
  
-THE APRIL GENERAL MEETING. ​ by'​Barry Wallace. 
-, The meeting began at around 2015 with the President belabouring the 
-gong with the bone, and some 15 or so members present. Alas, the bone was 
-not equal to the task, and broke in half. Anyone good at repairing old bones? 
 There were apologies from Greta Davis, and new members Beverley Foulds and John Vaarwerk were welcomed into membership together with Wendy Arnott who had not been able to collect her badge previously. There were apologies from Greta Davis, and new members Beverley Foulds and John Vaarwerk were welcomed into membership together with Wendy Arnott who had not been able to collect her badge previously.
-The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received and there was no correspondence of note. (That'​s two months in a row. Have people + 
-stopped writing to us?)+The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received and there was no correspondence of note. (That'​s two months in a row. Have people stopped writing to us?) 
 At this stage of the meeting a casual browse around the assembly revealed that the number of members had now increased to around 35. At this stage of the meeting a casual browse around the assembly revealed that the number of members had now increased to around 35.
-The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we started the Feb-March period with a balance of $2114.00, spent $3595.00, gained $2343 by whatever means, and finished the period with ($1252.00). The negative closing balance was + 
-due to a couple of bills which had been carried over from the previous period. The Treasurer'​s Report was accepted.+The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we started the Feb-March period with a balance of $2114.00, spent $3595.00, gained $2343 by whatever means, and finished the period with ($1252.00). The negative closing balance was due to a couple of bills which had been carried over from the previous period. The Treasurer'​s Report was accepted. 
 Then came the Walks Report, a fairly tame version of last month'​s rush. Over the weekend 14,15,16 March the Reunion attracted about 80 participants whose doings were reported at some length in last month'​s magazine. The only other walk that weekend, Jan Mohandas'​s Leura to Leura walk had 23 starters and one accident, surprisingly enough due to a falling rock. Then came the Walks Report, a fairly tame version of last month'​s rush. Over the weekend 14,15,16 March the Reunion attracted about 80 participants whose doings were reported at some length in last month'​s magazine. The only other walk that weekend, Jan Mohandas'​s Leura to Leura walk had 23 starters and one accident, surprisingly enough due to a falling rock.
-ELVEDERE TAXIS BLACKHEATH + 
-doP +The following weekend, 21,22,23 March saw Wayne Steele leading 7 starters on a hot, dry slog up hill and down ridge in the Black Range area, Frank Woodgate with no report of his Glenbrook walk, and Errol Sheedy leading 30 bods on a good day walk with a long lunch in the Waterfall area. The other Club activity that weekend, the St. Johns Ambulance First Aid Course, had 14 starters, all of whom successfully completed the course. 
-10 SEATER MINI BUS TAXI + 
-047-87 8366 +Easter weekend brought no report of David Rostron'​s family walk on the Cox River, but Allan Doherty had 11 on his Butcher'​s Creek trip. They reported both Butcher'​s and Gingra Creek as being very low. Maurie Bloom'​s Budawangs trip had 20 plus Frank Taeker stomping around in scotch mist and fog on the Friday/​Saturday,​ and enjoying fine sunny weather on Sunday/​Monday. John Redfern had 12 starters on his Goulburn River trip. They reported some problems with dry side creeks. Of the day walks, Laurie Quaken'​s West Head walk had 9 starters and Ralph Pengliss had 16 to 13 people on his somewhat modified Sydney Harbour walk. 
-KANANGRA BOYD + 
-. UPPER BLUE MOUNTAINS +The following weekend, 4,5,6 April saw David McIntosh with 3 people on a fast and hot Colo River trip which had them back at the cars by 1500 Sunday. The prospectives weekend, run by Joan Cooper and Bill Capon had 6 prospectives finding their way around the Cox River, Breakfast Creek area. It's not clear whether Bill had them using compasses, or some other directional device, but all is reported to have gone well. There was no report of Peter Christian'​s day walk in Hat Hill Creek, but Les Powell had 13 starters on a warm West Head walk and Jan Mohandas had 12 on a cool 24 km stroll up Blackhorse Range to conclude the Walks Report. 
-SIX FOOT TRACK + 
-PICK UP ANYWHERE FOR START OR FINISH OF YOUR WALK - BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT +Federation Report indicated that there were no S. R. call-outs and the Reunion attracted 73 people from 9 clubs. 
-Share the Fare Competitive Rates + 
-May, 1986. THE SYDNEY-BUSHWkLKER-- - Page 19 +General Business brought further discussion of insurances and advice that a sub-committee is looking into suitable functions with which to celebrate the Club's upcoming 60th Anniversary. Suggestions from the membership would be welcome. 
-The following weekend, 21,22,23 Marchsaw Wayne Steele leading +
-7 starters on a hot, dry slog up hill and down ridgein ​the Black Range area, Frank Woodgate with no reportof his Glenbrook walk, and Errol Sheedy leading 30 bods on a good day walk with a long lunch in the Waterfall area. The other Club activity that weekend, the St. Johns Ambulance First Aid Course, had 14 starters, all of whom successfully completed the course. +
-Easter weekend brought no report of David Rostron'​s family walk on the Cox River, but Allan Doherty had 11 on his Butcher'​s Creek trip. They reported both Butcher'​s and Gingra Creek as being very low. Maurie Bloom'​s Budawangs trip had 20 plus Frank Taeker stomping around in scotch mist and fog on the Friday/​Saturday,​ and enjoying fine sunny weather on Sunday/​Monday. +
-John Redfern had 12 starters on his Goulburn River trip. They reported some +
-problems with dry side creeks. Of the day walks, Laurie Quaken'​s West Head walk had 9 starters and Ralph Pengliss had 16 to 13 people on his somewhat modified Sydney Harbour walk. +
-The following weekend, 4,5,6 April saw David McIntosh with 3 people on +
-a fast and hot Colo River trip which had them back at the cars by 1500-Sunday. The prospectives weekend, run by Joan Cooper and Bill Capon had 6 prospectives finding their way around the Cox River, Breakfast Creek area. It's not clear whether Bill had them using compasses, or some other directional device, but +
-all is reported to have gone well. There was no report of Peter Christian'​s +
-day walk in Hat Hill Creek, but Les Powell had 13 starters on a warm West Head walk and Jan Mohandas had 12 on a cool 24 km stroll up Blackhorse Range to conclude the Walks Report. +
-Federation Report indicated that there were no S. R. call-outs ​-and the Reunion attracted 73 people from 9 clubs. +
-General Business brought further discussion of insurances and advice +
-that a sub-committee is looking into suitable functions with which to celebrate the Club's upcoming 60th Anniversary. Suggestions from the membership would +
-be welcome.+
 Then it was only a matter of the announcements,​ and it was all over for another month, at 2117. Then it was only a matter of the announcements,​ and it was all over for another month, at 2117.
-***********#​ + 
-ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS+---- 
 + 
 +=== Belvedere Taxis Blackheath=== 
 + 
 +10 seater mini bus taxi. 047-87 8366. 
 + 
 +Kanagra Boyd. Upper Blue Mountains. Six Foot Track. 
 + 
 +Pick up anywhere for start or finish of your walk - by prior arrangement. 
 + 
 +Share the fare - competitive rates. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== Annual Subscriptions. === 
 Please send in your subscription PROMPTLY! Please send in your subscription PROMPTLY!
 +
 See-reverse of this notice! See-reverse of this notice!
-Page 20 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER May, 1986+ 
-ftlaCti cAr&​t&​J +---- 
-by Narelle Lovell. ​JUNE.  + 
-Yirst two Wednesdays Committee and General Meetings as usual. +===== Social Notes===== 
-On 18th June Ron Murray of N.S.W. Canoe Association ​will be showing slides and talking on white water canoeing. There will be a display of canoes and equipment as well. + 
-DINNER ​beforehand will be at Eric's Sea Food Restaurant. +by Narelle Lovell. 
-As it is mid-winter, June 25th will be a FEAST - so look up recipe books, bring spicy casseroles and plum puddings and hard sauce may be in + 
-season. +=== June=== 
-#########*# + 
-ANNOUNCEMENT.  +First two Wednesdays Committee and General Meetings as usual. 
-The death of JACK THWAITES ​occurred on Sunday, 4th May, 1986 in Tasmania. He was known to many S.B.W. members as a walking companion in Tasmania, and was the founder of the Hobart Walking Club 53 years ago.+ 
 +On 18th June Ron Murray of __N.S.W. Canoe Association__ ​will be showing slides and talking on white water canoeing. There will be a display of canoes and equipment as well. 
 + 
 +Dinner ​beforehand will be at Eric's Sea Food Restaurant. 
 + 
 +As it is mid-winter, June 25th will be a __feast__ ​- so look up recipe books, bring spicy casseroles and plum puddings and hard sauce may be in season. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== Announcement=== 
 + 
 +The death of Jack Thwaites ​occurred on Sunday, 4th May, 1986 in Tasmania. He was known to many S.B.W. members as a walking companion in Tasmania, and was the founder of the Hobart Walking Club 53 years ago. 
 He requested no condolences. He requested no condolences.
-REQUEST:  + 
-Information about the late Max Gentle (Gentle'​s Pass, etc.) has been requested by a friend of an S.B.W. member (an ex-member?​). Please contact ​THE EDITOR+---- 
-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKERS ​ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION ​1986.  Cut out:+ 
 +=== Request=== 
 + 
 +Information about the late Max Gentle (Gentle'​s Pass, etc.) has been requested by a friend of an S.B.W. member (an ex-member?​). Please contact ​The Editor
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== The Sydney Bushwalkers - Annual Subscription ​1986. ===== 
 + 
 +Cut out: 
 Please send this notice with your cheque/​money order to:- Please send this notice with your cheque/​money order to:-
-Bill Holland, Hon. Treasurer,+ 
 +Bill Holland, Hon. Treasurer,\\
 The Sydney Bush Walkers, Box 4476, G.P.O. Sydney 2001. The Sydney Bush Walkers, Box 4476, G.P.O. Sydney 2001.
-NAME/S: 
-(For ALL members 
-in household) 
-ADDRESS: 
-will collect the RECEIPT at Clubroom/I want it posted. TYPE: Single / Household / Non-active with Magazine / 
-(Cross out those Non-Active / Active over 70 years of age / Entrance Fee 
-not applicable) ' (New Members) 
-AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $  ​ 
-(Single $20 - Household $20 plus $10 for each extra person, $30 for two, 
-$40 for three, $50 for four - Non-active $5 - Active over 70 years of age $10 - Non-active with Magazine $10 - Prospectives (6 months only) $15 
-Magazine subscription only - $10 
  
 +Name/s: (For ALL members in household) ....
 +
 +Address: ....
 +
 +I will collect the receipt at Clubroom / I want it posted.
 +
 +Type: (Cross out those not applicable) Single / Household / Non-active with Magazine / Non-Active / Active over 70 years of age / Entrance Fee (New Members)
 +
 +Amount enclosed: $....
 +
 +(Single $20 - Household $20 plus $10 for each extra person, $30 for two, $40 for three, $50 for four - Non-active $5 - Active over 70 years of age $10 - Non-active with Magazine $10 - Prospectives (6 months only) $15 - Magazine subscription only $10.
 +
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