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 In 1979 the State Pollution Control Commission held an Inquiry into the recreational use of off-road vehicles. This led to the passing of an Act in 1983 which provided for the designation of 'no access'​ areas and '​controlled access'​ areas. The Department of Lands has now formulated a draft policy to give effect to the Act. For 10 years since the Inquiry, ORV's have ranged freely over most of the Crown landscape. In 1979 the State Pollution Control Commission held an Inquiry into the recreational use of off-road vehicles. This led to the passing of an Act in 1983 which provided for the designation of 'no access'​ areas and '​controlled access'​ areas. The Department of Lands has now formulated a draft policy to give effect to the Act. For 10 years since the Inquiry, ORV's have ranged freely over most of the Crown landscape.
  
-The Federation of Bushmalkers, together with other leading conservation organisations,​ made a joint submission to the Inquiry. Its theme was that the use of ORV's "​impinged on the welfare of others by spoiling their enjoyment of the natural environment and inflicting damage on that environment"​. It described the environmentally ​dbjectionable ​features of ORV use such as noise, wilderness impairment and track damage, and pointed cut that closure of roads did not deny public access.+The Federation of Bushwalkers, together with other leading conservation organisations,​ made a joint submission to the Inquiry. Its theme was that the use of ORV's "​impinged on the welfare of others by spoiling their enjoyment of the natural environment and inflicting damage on that environment"​. It described the environmentally ​objectionable ​features of ORV use such as noise, wilderness impairment and track damage, and pointed cut that closure of roads did not deny public access.
  
 At the Inquiry, all the authorities concerned with land management gave evidence. None of them wanted ORV's on their land, but the Dept. of Lands said it would provide Crown lands for ORV use. When asked what sort of land it could make available, having regard to environmental protection, it could nominate only quarries and gravel pits! The Inquiry report was even more critical of ORV damage than were the conservation societies. At the Inquiry, all the authorities concerned with land management gave evidence. None of them wanted ORV's on their land, but the Dept. of Lands said it would provide Crown lands for ORV use. When asked what sort of land it could make available, having regard to environmental protection, it could nominate only quarries and gravel pits! The Inquiry report was even more critical of ORV damage than were the conservation societies.
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 At the June general meeting, the Club approved a submission, prefaced by a claim that it had a more intimate knowledge of State Crown Lands, both before and after the intrusion of ORV's, than any other user group. It recommended that ORV's be excluded from: At the June general meeting, the Club approved a submission, prefaced by a claim that it had a more intimate knowledge of State Crown Lands, both before and after the intrusion of ORV's, than any other user group. It recommended that ORV's be excluded from:
  
-  * Wilderness ​ares, whether proclaimed as such or not.+  * Wilderness ​areas, whether proclaimed as such or not.
   * National parks, existing or proposed, except on public roads.   * National parks, existing or proposed, except on public roads.
   * All beaches.   * All beaches.
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 The rain had eased to a kind of drizzle, allowing me to discard my wet rain gear which had proved to be somewhat unprotective anyway. The struggle with mud, rock, bush and charcoal-burnt undergrowth could begin. Progress was slow but steady and I kept an eye on the angry creek below. The opposite bank seemed inviting and free of obstacles, but how to get there? Was the grass greener on the other side? The rain had eased to a kind of drizzle, allowing me to discard my wet rain gear which had proved to be somewhat unprotective anyway. The struggle with mud, rock, bush and charcoal-burnt undergrowth could begin. Progress was slow but steady and I kept an eye on the angry creek below. The opposite bank seemed inviting and free of obstacles, but how to get there? Was the grass greener on the other side?
  
-Finally a likely crossing was spotted and successfully ​regotiated ​after a partially failed balancing act, which left my lower half rather clammy. This side of the ceeek was not as "​green"​ as I had hoped for and the struggle with rock, vegetation and other obstacles resumed. Previously dry creek formations provided now spectacular sideshows of tumbling water; not so enjoyable however, when our paths crossed.+Finally a likely crossing was spotted and successfully ​negotiated ​after a partially failed balancing act, which left my lower half rather clammy. This side of the creek was not as "​green"​ as I had hoped for and the struggle with rock, vegetation and other obstacles resumed. Previously dry creek formations provided now spectacular sideshows of tumbling water; not so enjoyable however, when our paths crossed.
  
 About two hours after leaving the Falls, Crystal Pool was reached only to find the place, not surprisingly,​ totally deserted. After a quick lunch break, a careful shuffle across the creek and a short bush bash, Wise's Track appeared. Karani Track was next, and after further bush-bashing,​ Palona Creek'​s angry swollen flow could be heard. About two hours after leaving the Falls, Crystal Pool was reached only to find the place, not surprisingly,​ totally deserted. After a quick lunch break, a careful shuffle across the creek and a short bush bash, Wise's Track appeared. Karani Track was next, and after further bush-bashing,​ Palona Creek'​s angry swollen flow could be heard.
  
-I again kept on the high side as much as possible and soon spotted a good crossing point below. Then it was up again at the other side. When eventually I dropped down a bit towards the creek, I realised I had pased over the top of the cave, for suddenly the Limestone Cave track appeared under my feet. Lady Carrington Drive was now within easy reach.+I again kept on the high side as much as possible and soon spotted a good crossing point below. Then it was up again at the other side. When eventually I dropped down a bit towards the creek, I realised I had passed ​over the top of the cave, for suddenly the Limestone Cave track appeared under my feet. Lady Carrington Drive was now within easy reach.
  
 The sun decided to lend its support in making the further stroll along the track as enjoyable as one could wish. Another three kilometres and the last obstacle, the swollen Hacking River, was spotted. This proved to be bigger than I had bargained for. After a brief reconnaissance along the bank I turned tail and made for the roadway with the intent of hitching a ride to Waterfall. A rather inglorious end to a challenging trip. But time was getting on and a train had to be caught. The sun decided to lend its support in making the further stroll along the track as enjoyable as one could wish. Another three kilometres and the last obstacle, the swollen Hacking River, was spotted. This proved to be bigger than I had bargained for. After a brief reconnaissance along the bank I turned tail and made for the roadway with the intent of hitching a ride to Waterfall. A rather inglorious end to a challenging trip. But time was getting on and a train had to be caught.
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 I guess I would have to rate Peter Price as one of the good cooks. From many meals we enjoyed together in the bush I can't remember what we ate but I can remember enjoying every one. Price had a pretty small repertoire of patheticly weak jokes. In these, there was invariably a seemingly innocent word or phrase that was laboriously developed to imply one of those five or six words that young mothers dread hearing from their 8-year old sons. In one of these jokes, as I recall, "​coffee"​ was this innocent key word. One would only have to mention "​coffee"​ to Price to have him collapse in mirth. I guess I would have to rate Peter Price as one of the good cooks. From many meals we enjoyed together in the bush I can't remember what we ate but I can remember enjoying every one. Price had a pretty small repertoire of patheticly weak jokes. In these, there was invariably a seemingly innocent word or phrase that was laboriously developed to imply one of those five or six words that young mothers dread hearing from their 8-year old sons. In one of these jokes, as I recall, "​coffee"​ was this innocent key word. One would only have to mention "​coffee"​ to Price to have him collapse in mirth.
  
-Abetted, indeed encouraged, by people such as Ron Knightley, every meal with Price became something of a circus. Under such conditons ​you would have eaten boiled bracken and enjoyed it. Yes, I reckon Price was one of the good cooks.+Abetted, indeed encouraged, by people such as Ron Knightley, every meal with Price became something of a circus. Under such conditions ​you would have eaten boiled bracken and enjoyed it. Yes, I reckon Price was one of the good cooks.
  
 To be continued. To be continued.
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 === Social Events: === === Social Events: ===
  
-In bad weather only 68 people from nine clubs were present for the Bush Dance in May, and the financial result was virtually a break even. The Federaton ​Ball is set down for 22nd September at Petersham ​Tbwn Hall - admission $8 and the theme for table settings is "The Greenhouse Effect"​.+In bad weather only 68 people from nine clubs were present for the Bush Dance in May, and the financial result was virtually a break even. The Federation ​Ball is set down for 22nd September at Petersham ​Town Hall - admission $8 and the theme for table settings is "The Greenhouse Effect"​.
  
 === Federation Contact: === === Federation Contact: ===
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 Saturday passed in an un-interrupted flow of thigh-deep water, slippery rock and lawyer vine. The steady rain did help to wash off blood from the leeches. By 5 pm we again had a campsite; large, flat, and swarming with leeches. They were everywhere, I even found a couple in my sugar-bag. Saturday passed in an un-interrupted flow of thigh-deep water, slippery rock and lawyer vine. The steady rain did help to wash off blood from the leeches. By 5 pm we again had a campsite; large, flat, and swarming with leeches. They were everywhere, I even found a couple in my sugar-bag.
  
-With an early shower to get us going on Sunday, we continued to the rocky nose where the two arms of Lacey'​s meet. While slithering down this precipice, Chris decided to tie a trailing bootlace. The bootlace ​prompty ​shot down a hole, and Chris realised he had been trying to knot a baby snake.+With an early shower to get us going on Sunday, we continued to the rocky nose where the two arms of Lacey'​s meet. While slithering down this precipice, Chris decided to tie a trailing bootlace. The bootlace ​promptly ​shot down a hole, and Chris realised he had been trying to knot a baby snake.
  
 The rest of the morning was occupied with a sidle so steep that crampons would have been useful. Filling our water bottles, we climbed away from the leeches onto a rocky headland for lunch. While we lounged on dry rocks and munched, Bill and Wayne went hunting for a way off the isolate and on to the main ridge. Aided by a piece of rope, a liberal application of mud, and encouraging cries from Bill, we went down and up. The rest of the morning was occupied with a sidle so steep that crampons would have been useful. Filling our water bottles, we climbed away from the leeches onto a rocky headland for lunch. While we lounged on dry rocks and munched, Bill and Wayne went hunting for a way off the isolate and on to the main ridge. Aided by a piece of rope, a liberal application of mud, and encouraging cries from Bill, we went down and up.
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 You have asked in the April magazine "​What'​s Wrong With Reunions?"​ My answer to that is "​Nothing!"​ And "Do we still want Reunions?"​ The answer is "​Yes"​. You have asked in the April magazine "​What'​s Wrong With Reunions?"​ My answer to that is "​Nothing!"​ And "Do we still want Reunions?"​ The answer is "​Yes"​.
  
-It would be good if more people were not only interested in attending reunions, but were also glad to help with the arrangements,​ particularly the singing and sketches round the campfire. And of course there are some fairly solid jobs of work, like clearing the weeds rrom the campsites and cutting wood for the big campfire, and for these the more workers there are, the easier it is for everyone. But the people who do go are happy to do these things as it is all part of one aspect of the Club's program that appeals to them.+It would be good if more people were not only interested in attending reunions, but were also glad to help with the arrangements,​ particularly the singing and sketches round the campfire. And of course there are some fairly solid jobs of work, like clearing the weeds from the campsites and cutting wood for the big campfire, and for these the more workers there are, the easier it is for everyone. But the people who do go are happy to do these things as it is all part of one aspect of the Club's program that appeals to them.
  
 The Sydney Bush Walkers is a club of members who all embrace one great love the bushland and the pleasures of walking in the bush. But in other respects, we have great diversity. We are of both sexes, of all ages (from eighteen to eighty), from different homes, with different freedoms or responsibilities. We Like different kinds of music, cinema, theatre, art and literature. We belong to different political parties, although I'm sure that we would all wish our political party to support the cause of conservation. The Sydney Bush Walkers is a club of members who all embrace one great love the bushland and the pleasures of walking in the bush. But in other respects, we have great diversity. We are of both sexes, of all ages (from eighteen to eighty), from different homes, with different freedoms or responsibilities. We Like different kinds of music, cinema, theatre, art and literature. We belong to different political parties, although I'm sure that we would all wish our political party to support the cause of conservation.
  
-So it is not surprising that we have different responses to the various walks and social events that the Club offers. Some strong walkers only like to go on hard walks and find in the challenge of long distances, big climbs, rough scrub in the company of other like-minded Club members that in this way the Club fulfills their bushwalking needs. Others prefer easy day walks perhaps they find weekend packs too heavy, the time away from home too long or they are no longer strong enough to cope with any harder walks, but stil, find great enjoyment in being in the bush and getting their exercise on the track. There are, of course, many other grades of walks between the very hard or the very easy, and many Club members enjoy all kinds.+So it is not surprising that we have different responses to the various walks and social events that the Club offers. Some strong walkers only like to go on hard walks and find in the challenge of long distances, big climbs, rough scrub in the company of other like-minded Club members that in this way the Club fulfills their bushwalking needs. Others prefer easy day walks perhaps they find weekend packs too heavy, the time away from home too long or they are no longer strong enough to cope with any harder walks, but still, find great enjoyment in being in the bush and getting their exercise on the track. There are, of course, many other grades of walks between the very hard or the very easy, and many Club members enjoy all kinds.
  
 Then the social side of the Club the meetings, the slide nights, the lectures, the auction, the get-togethers in the clubroom to talk to their friends and meet other members. Some members enjoy this, others have other things to do. Some members who have busy working lives and perhaps also do various jobs for the Club, can only manage to foregather with other Club members out in the bush. To each his own response to what the Club offers. Then the social side of the Club the meetings, the slide nights, the lectures, the auction, the get-togethers in the clubroom to talk to their friends and meet other members. Some members enjoy this, others have other things to do. Some members who have busy working lives and perhaps also do various jobs for the Club, can only manage to foregather with other Club members out in the bush. To each his own response to what the Club offers.
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 +===== The June General Meeting. =====
 +
 +by Barry Wallace
 +
 +The meeting began at 2017 with the Vice-President in the chair and around 25 or so members present. There were apologies from Carol Bruce, John Porter, Don Finch and Geoff Bridger.
 +
 +There were no new members to welcome, so we went ahead with the reading and receiving of the Minutes of the previous meeting. The only matters arising were a mention of the return of our wandering screen, thanks to the diligence of the caretaker, and a remark that we have received no response to our query regarding restrictions of access in the Forestry Areas of South-East NSW.
 +
 +The matter of Correspondence saw letters received from Federation regarding public liability insurance, from Tim Moore, Minister for the Environment,​ advising that he has received our letter regarding the resumed property in the Coonabarabran area and that the matter will be given further consideration. There was also a letter from the Chief Secretary'​s Department requesting documentation related to our status as an incorporated body, from The Wilderness Society advising of their fund raising activities and also providing details of proposed actions on the conservation of the S.E. Forests. A letter from the S. E. Forest Alliance gave information on non-violent protest and passive resistance techniques.
  
-THE JUNE GENERAL MEETING by Barry Wallace 
-The meeting began at 2017 with the Vice-President in the chair and around 25 or so members present. There were apologies from Carol Bruce, John Pbrter, Don Finch and Geoff Bridger. 
-There were no new members to welcome, so we went ahead with the reading and receiving of the Minutes of the previous meeting. The only matters arising were a mention of the return 
-of our wandering screen, thanks to the diligence of the caretaker, and a remark that we have received no response to our query regarding restrictions of access in the Forestry Areas of South-East NSW. 
-The matter of Correspondence saw letters received from Federation regarding public liability insurance, from Tim Moore, Minister for the Environment,​advising that he has received our letter regarding the resumed property in the Coonabarabran area and that the matter will be given further consideration. There was also a letter from the Chief Secretary'​s Department 
-requesting documentation related to our status as an incorporated body, from The Wilderness Society advising of their fund raising activities and also providing details of proposed actions 
-on the conservation of the S.E. Forests. A letter from the S. E. Forest Alliance gave information on non-violent protest and passive resistance techniques. 
 Outgoing correspondence was comprised of a letter to the Chief Secretary'​s Department, presumably forwarding the requested documentation,​ and a letter to the Premier asking about the curious degree of restriction placed on our access into the S.E. Forests. Outgoing correspondence was comprised of a letter to the Chief Secretary'​s Department, presumably forwarding the requested documentation,​ and a letter to the Premier asking about the curious degree of restriction placed on our access into the S.E. Forests.
 +
 Business arising saw a move to review the F.B.W. proposed Public Liability insurance policy. Business arising saw a move to review the F.B.W. proposed Public Liability insurance policy.
 +
 The Treasurer'​s Report came next, with advice that we spent $552.97, acquired $3,426.00 and closed with a balance of $3,105.47. The Treasurer'​s Report came next, with advice that we spent $552.97, acquired $3,426.00 and closed with a balance of $3,105.47.
-The Walks Report began at the weekend of 12,13,14 May with Carol Bruce and her party of + 
-6 abandoning the programmed walk to Glen Davis Trig and scattering to the various points of the compass in an attempt to find more clement weather. Parkes and Cooma were mentioned. Bill +The Walks Report began at the weekend of 12,13,14 May with Carol Bruce and her party of 6 abandoning the programmed walk to Glen Davis Trig and scattering to the various points of the compass in an attempt to find more clement weather. Parkes and Cooma were mentioned. Bill Capon'​s trip to Tims Gully and Wine Glass Tor was made of sterner stuff, although it's not clear if Bill was. The trip was led by Ian Wolfe, with a party of 6 enjoying an historical ramble in fine weather. David Mcintosh'​s walk from Batsh Camp to Yerranderie and return was cancelled for a number of complicated reasons. Wendy Lipiatt'​s day pushbike trip from Waterfall station was led by Michele Morgan, with the 5 starters reporting a fine, pleasant ride. 
-Capon'​s trip to Tims Gully and Wine Glass Tor was made of sterner stuff, although it's not + 
-clear if Bill was. The trip was led by Ian Wolfe, with a party of 6 enjoying an historical +May 19,20,21 saw Wendy Aliano'​s Yalwal trip cancelled and Les Powell'​s Uni Rover Trail walk met a similar fate. Wayne Steele'​s Byangee Walls traverse had a party of 9, at least two of whom said they didn't want to talk about it, and then (as is usually the way of these things did. Paul Mawhinney'​s Heathcote to Engadine day walk had a party of 9, some of whom detached themselves from the trip at various intermediate locations and all of whom were male. 
-ramble in fine weather. David Mcintosh'​s walk from Batsh Camp to Yerranderie and return was + 
-cancelled for a number of complicated reasons. Wendy Lipiatt'​s day pushbike trip from Waterfall +Kenn Clacher led a party of 8 on a somewhat re-routed version of his Galloping Jim's Route walk in the Budawangs over the weekend of 26,27,28 May, but of George Walton'​s and Hans Stichter'​s walks that same weekend there were no reports. Errol Sheedy'​s day walk from Heathcote to Engadine had 14 starters suffering the wet tracks, and indeed four of them dropped out along the way. 
-station was led by Michele Morgan, with the 5 starters reporting a fine, pleasant ride. + 
-May 19,20,21 saw Wendy Aliano'​s Yalwal trip cancelled and Les Powell'​s Uni Rover Trail walk met a similar fate. Wayne Steele'​s Byangee Walls traverse had a party of 9, at least two of +Oliver Crawford'​s extended weekend Wollongambe traverse trip over the weekend 1,​2,​3,​4,​5 ​June did not go. Jim Oxley'​s Kanangra area trip over the weekend of 2,3,4 June also did not go. There was no report of Greta Davis' ​Campfire ​Creek day walk, but Paul Mawhinney led a party, estimated to be 4 people, on his Engadine to Heathcote trip on the Sunday. 
-whom said they didn't want to talk about it, and then (as is usually the way of these things + 
-did. Paul Mawhinney'​s Heathcote to Engadine day walk had a party of 9, some of whom detached +The Queen'​s Birthday weekend of 9,10,11,12 saw slightly better conditions. Dot Butler'​s "​Weekend with the Stars" trip saw a party of around 10 dodging the showers and copping it sweet in the bath at Wade's place (Stalag Canopus) to sort of mess around with many kilograms of observatory building materials, which were variously heavy or awkwardly shaped, and a steep hilltop. It was probably good training for anyone who plans to do a bit of that sort of thing. Bob King's Colo walk was cancelled and although Jim Callaway'​s Royal National Park station to Waterfall day walk is reported to have gone there were no details. 
-themselves from the trip at various intermediate locations and all of whom were male. +
-Kenn Clacher led a party of 8 on a somewhat re-routed version of his Galloping Jim's Route walk in the Budawangs over the weekend of 26,27,28 May, but of George Walton'​s and Hans Stichter'​s walks that same weekend there were no reports. Errol Sheedy'​s day walk from +
-Heathcote to Engadine had 14 starters suffering the wet tracks, and indeed four of them dropped out along the way. +
-Oliver Crawford'​s extended weekend Wollongambe traverse trip over the weekend 1,​2,​3,​4,​5 ​lune did not go. Jim Oxley'​s Kanangra area trip over the weekend of 2,3,4 June also did not go. +
-There was no report of Greta Davis' ​Nmpfire ​Creek day walk, but Paul Mawhinney led a party, estimated to be 4 people, on his Engadine to Heathcote trip on the Sunday. +
-The Queen'​s Birthday weekend of 9,10,11,12 saw slightly better conditions. Dot Butler'​s +
-"​Weekend with the Stars" trip saw a party of around 10 dodging the showers and copping it sweet in the bath at Wade's place (Stalag Canopus) to sort of mess around with many kilograms of observatory building materials, which were variously heavy or awkwardly shaped, and a steep +
-hilltop. It was probably good training for anyone who plans to do a bit of that sort of thing. +
-Bob King's Colo walk was cancelled and although Jim Callaway'​s Royal National Park station to Waterfall day walk is reported to have gone there were no details.+
 There was no Federation Report - it probably isn't covered elsewhere in the magazine. There was no Federation Report - it probably isn't covered elsewhere in the magazine.
-Conservation Report indicated that the Lands Department has released a draft Crown Lands Off-Road Vehicle Policy for public comment. Our Conservation Secretary presented a draft + 
-Page 14 The Sydney Bushwalker July 1989 +Conservation Report indicated that the Lands Department has released a draft Crown Lands Off-Road Vehicle Policy for public comment. Our Conservation Secretary presented a draft submission to the meeting for discussion. Opinion was favourable, and Alex will lodge the submission on our behalf before the deadline. 
-submission to the meeting for discussion. Opinion was favourable, and Alex will lodge the submission on our behalf before the deadline.+
 Of general business there was none, so after the announcements the chairman closed the meeting, at 2124. Of general business there was none, so after the announcements the chairman closed the meeting, at 2124.
-DOING THE BUSH-SKIERS GLIDE + 
-I love to go ski-touring But I think it is a swiz It makes me so exhausted+---- 
 + 
 +===== Doing The Bush-Skiers Glide. ===== 
 + 
 +I love to go ski-touring\\ 
 +But I think it is a swiz\\ 
 +It makes me so exhausted\\
 I always end like this.... I always end like this....
-'​here ​are many ways of covering the ground when ski-touring,​ and the '​glide'​ is one of the most efficient. Borrowed from cross-country racing, it can increase speed without pain + 
-or strain. But it does take practice. +There are many ways of covering the ground when ski-touring,​ and the '​glide'​ is one of the most efficient. Borrowed from cross-country racing, it can increase speed without pain or strain. But it does take practice. 
-With each stride, the skier pushes forward on to the front ski and balances while the + 
-ski glides. If you are properly balanced, this glide becomes a rest. Without balance, the +With each stride, the skier pushes forward on to the front ski and balances while the ski glides. If you are properly balanced, this glide becomes a rest. Without balance, the glide becomes wobbly, as the body constantly adjusts for the swaying. The '​glide'​ then becomes short and tiring. 
-glide becomes wobbly, as the body constantly adjusts for the swaying. The '​glide'​ then + 
-becomes short and tiring. +=== The Technique. === 
-[he Technique  + 
-Practice first at home. Put on a pair of smooth nylon socks and stand on a smooth +Practice first at home. Put on a pair of smooth nylon socks and stand on a smooth surface, such as the kitchen floor. Lift one leg and stretch it in front of you. Repeat with the other leg. No wobbles? then on to the next stage. Push one foot in front of you, put your weight on it, and slide forwardRepeat with the other foot. At first it seems impossible. I fell over repeatedly for the first 10 minutes. But patience will be rewarded; and you will soon get the rhythm ​and balance of the push/glide motion. 
-surface, such as the kitchen floor. Lift one leg and stretch it in front of you. Repeat + 
-with the other leg. No wobbles? then on to the next stage. Push one foot in front of +Kitchens are usually rather small, and it's hard to find long, smooth surfaced ​corridor. I sneaked into the local hospital at the end of visiting time. As the last stragglers departed, I whipped off my shoes and '​glided'​ down a long corridor, under the startled gaze of a nurse and an elderly patient! 
-you, put your weight on it, and slide forwardRepeat with the other foot. At first it + 
-ieems Lmpossible. I fell over repeatedly for the first 10 minutes. But patience will be +=== Snow Practice. === 
-rewarded; and you will soon get the rythm and balance of the push/glide motion. + 
-Kitchens are usually rather small, and it's hard to find long, smooth surfaced ​corridors, 1 sneaked into the local hospital at the end of visiting time. As the last stragglers +Find a gentle slope and practice lifting one ski as you go down. Ski as far as possible while standing on one leg. Try skiing without stocks, swinging your arms to amplify the rhythm. ​Now put on your pack and do some serious practice. In rough or difficult conditions you will have to shorten your stride or even revert to the '​bush-skiers plod', but there are so many places where '​gliding'​ can save both time and energy or at least let you catch your breath! 
-departed, I whipped off my shoes and '​glided'​ down a long corridor, under the startled gaze ot a nurse and an elderly patient! + 
-Snow Practice  +---- 
-rind a gentle slope and practice lifting one ski as you go down. Ski as far as possible + 
-while standing on one leg. Try skiing without stocks, swinging your arms to amplify the +=== July 26 - Mid winter feast plus "Bushwalking" ​by the A.B.C. ​=== 
-rythm  ​Now put on your pack and do some serious practice. In rough or difficult conditions +
-you will have to shorten your stride or even revert to the +
-'​bush-skiers plod', but there are so many places where '​gliding'​ can save both time and energy or at least let you catch your breath! +
-* * * * * * +
-JULY 26 - MID WINTER FEAST PLUS "BUSHWALKING" ​BY THE A.B.C.+
 Bring your 'cold weather speciality',​ and feast while you watch this A.B.C. show. You may or may not agree with their view of bushwalking - come and judge for yourself. Bring your 'cold weather speciality',​ and feast while you watch this A.B.C. show. You may or may not agree with their view of bushwalking - come and judge for yourself.
  
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