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-====== THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER ======+====== THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER ​February 1997 ======
  
 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER is a monthly bulletin Of matters of interest to The Sydney Bushwalkers inc, Box 4476 GPO Sydney 2001. To advertise in this magazine, please contact the Business Manager. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER is a monthly bulletin Of matters of interest to The Sydney Bushwalkers inc, Box 4476 GPO Sydney 2001. To advertise in this magazine, please contact the Business Manager.
  
-|Editor: |George Mawer +|Editor: |George Mawer 42 Lincoln Road Georges Hall 2198 Telephone 9707 1343| 
-42 Lincoln Road Georges Hall 2198 +|Business Manager:| Jan Roberts 5 Sharland Av Chatswood 2067 Telephone 9411 551.7 (H) 9925 4000(B)|
-|Telephone 9707 1343| +
-|Business Manager:| Jan Roberts +
-5 Sharland Av Chatswood 2067 +
-Telephone 9411 551.7 (H) 9925 4000(B)|+
 |Production Manager:| Fran Holland |Production Manager:| Fran Holland
-|Editorial Team:| George Mavver, Jan Roberts +|Editorial Team:| George Mavver, Jan Roberts & Barbara Bruce| 
-& Barbara Bruce| +|Printers:| Kenn Clacher, Tom Wenman, Barrie Murdoch, Margaret Niven & Les Powell|
-|Printers:| Kenn Clacher, Tom Wenman, +
-Barrie Murdoch, Margaret Niven +
-& Les Powell|+
 |Clubroom Reporter:| Jan Roberts| |Clubroom Reporter:| Jan Roberts|
  
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 |Conservation Secretary:| Alex Colley| |Conservation Secretary:| Alex Colley|
 |Magazine Editor:| George Mawer| |Magazine Editor:| George Mawer|
-|Committee Members:| Morie Ward & +|Committee Members:| Morie Ward & Jennifer Trevor-Roberts| 
-Jennifer Trevor-Roberts| +|Delegates to Confederation:​| Ken Smith and Jim Callaway| 
-|Delegates to Confederation:​| Ken Smith +
-and Jim Callaway|+
  
-February 1997 
 ===== In This Issue ===== ===== In This Issue =====
  
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 The last desert explorer to believe in an inland sea, Giles wrote of his vision: "There was room for snowy mountains, for an inland sea, ancient rivers and palmy plains, and above all there was room for me." The last desert explorer to believe in an inland sea, Giles wrote of his vision: "There was room for snowy mountains, for an inland sea, ancient rivers and palmy plains, and above all there was room for me."
 After an early career as a postal clerk in Melbourne, Giles joined a range of pastoral and telegraph line expeditions when much of inland Australia remained only vaguely understood. He eventually succeeded in making a double crossing of the western half of the continent and filling in many of the gaps. His books about his journeys explore his mind and the culture of his times as well as observing the harshness of the interior. He ended up as an obscure mining clerk in Coolgardie, WA, where he died of pneumonia. ​ After an early career as a postal clerk in Melbourne, Giles joined a range of pastoral and telegraph line expeditions when much of inland Australia remained only vaguely understood. He eventually succeeded in making a double crossing of the western half of the continent and filling in many of the gaps. His books about his journeys explore his mind and the culture of his times as well as observing the harshness of the interior. He ended up as an obscure mining clerk in Coolgardie, WA, where he died of pneumonia. ​
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 ===== My First Visit To Coolana ===== ===== My First Visit To Coolana =====
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 The Carr Government should be congratulated on the number of new parks created and its attempts to redress past wrongs by giving the aboriginal people the opportunity to join in the management and control of a small number of these parks. The Carr Government should be congratulated on the number of new parks created and its attempts to redress past wrongs by giving the aboriginal people the opportunity to join in the management and control of a small number of these parks.
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 Editorial Comment// Editorial Comment//
 +
 The "​views"​ expressed by Bill were referred to our Conservation Secretary Alex Colley for comment. His responses follow: The "​views"​ expressed by Bill were referred to our Conservation Secretary Alex Colley for comment. His responses follow:
 +
   * 1. Concern: Land rights exclude access rights.   * 1. Concern: Land rights exclude access rights.
   * The aborigines may well exclude walkers from all the park, as they propose in Kakadu. On aboriginal lands in Central Australia access is forbidden past one chain from the Gun-barrel Highway.   * The aborigines may well exclude walkers from all the park, as they propose in Kakadu. On aboriginal lands in Central Australia access is forbidden past one chain from the Gun-barrel Highway.
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 With a deadline set to leave by 3pm we began the two hours back to the vehicles, this time favoured by a tail wind. We made record time and we had barely got the canoes tied down when Bill appeared, having climbed the hills and driven to the dam. So ended a very pleasant weekend. ​ With a deadline set to leave by 3pm we began the two hours back to the vehicles, this time favoured by a tail wind. We made record time and we had barely got the canoes tied down when Bill appeared, having climbed the hills and driven to the dam. So ended a very pleasant weekend. ​
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 ===== The Wrong Leader ===== ===== The Wrong Leader =====
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-The National Film and Sound Archive was established to preserve the heritage of the nation. Details of the holdings are stored on CD ROM and can be viewed for a fee (84 Alexander Street Crows Nest). Copyright issues and copying costs make reproduction difficult. Items of interest are: +===== A Glimpse of the Past ===== 
-In 1927 three men took a car out to Kanangra Walls. A soundless black and white film (1) came out of this visit with views from the highest point on the plateau and across to Kanangra Falls. Whilst the Blue Breaks are visible haze,the quality of the film makes + 
-everything else vague. Of interest is the descent from Kitten Rim to the foot of +The National Film and Sound Archive was established to preserve the heritage of the nation. Details of the holdings are stored on CD ROM and can be viewed for a fee (84 Alexander Street Crows Nest). Copyright issues and copying costs make reproduction difficult. ​ 
-Kanangra Falls with its + 
-subsequent filming.+Items of interest are: 
 +In 1927 three men took a car out to Kanangra Walls. A soundless black and white film (1) came out of this visit with views from the highest point on the plateau and across to Kanangra Falls. Whilst the Blue Breaks are visible haze, the quality of the film makes everything else vague. Of interest is the descent from Kitten Rim to the foot of Kanangra Falls with its subsequent filming. 
 During the depression there was a craze for `mystery'​ hikes. A Movietone News newsreel (2) in 1932 has "Two Thousand Hikers Forget Their Cares" for 54 seconds including a chorus of "Wrap Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag". In the reel is nearly two minutes of the Blue Mountaineers ascending the Bores Head at Katoomba. During the depression there was a craze for `mystery'​ hikes. A Movietone News newsreel (2) in 1932 has "Two Thousand Hikers Forget Their Cares" for 54 seconds including a chorus of "Wrap Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag". In the reel is nearly two minutes of the Blue Mountaineers ascending the Bores Head at Katoomba.
 +
 The following month Cinesound Review (3) filmed a hikers wedding at Stanwell Park. The archives issue year to remember 1932 which includes a newsreel on hiking in National Parks (not viewed). The following month Cinesound Review (3) filmed a hikers wedding at Stanwell Park. The archives issue year to remember 1932 which includes a newsreel on hiking in National Parks (not viewed).
-Round 1936 Cinesound (4) filmed athletics race walking though Centennial Park.' ​Gordon Smith is seen coming in second while another contestant smokes as he walks.+ 
 +Round 1936 Cinesound (4) filmed athletics race walking though Centennial Park. Gordon Smith is seen coming in second while another contestant smokes as he walks. 
 Frank Hurley directed and narrated a short fiction film (5) "​Treasures of Katoomba"​ (1936) showing someone on Orphan Rock and 3 climbers on a rock ledge. (possibly these could be Eric and Elinor Dark) It also includes "Uncle Leo" and his hikers engaged in Tyrolean singing. Frank Hurley directed and narrated a short fiction film (5) "​Treasures of Katoomba"​ (1936) showing someone on Orphan Rock and 3 climbers on a rock ledge. (possibly these could be Eric and Elinor Dark) It also includes "Uncle Leo" and his hikers engaged in Tyrolean singing.
 +
 In 1953 the Department of the Interior made a film (6) which illustrated "Why Bushwalking which means leaving the beaten track and venturing into rugged mountain country is attracting more and more young people"​. The majority of the film took place in the Blue Mountains and mentions leaving details of the trip with someone responsible - shows Paddy in a suit (in a suit) receiving the plan from a young couple. In 1953 the Department of the Interior made a film (6) which illustrated "Why Bushwalking which means leaving the beaten track and venturing into rugged mountain country is attracting more and more young people"​. The majority of the film took place in the Blue Mountains and mentions leaving details of the trip with someone responsible - shows Paddy in a suit (in a suit) receiving the plan from a young couple.
-Bushwalking reappeared in a documentary (7) in 1960 showing some of the ways that the average Australian found recreation on the weekends. A short segment shows two walkers coming upon a party of three camped and being offered a cup of tea. Possibly set around the Mount Banks area with Grose-type escarpment in the far distance. A sign of the times - the + 
-'​parents'​ in the opening +Bushwalking reappeared in a documentary (7) in 1960 showing some of the ways that the average Australian found recreation on the weekends. A short segment shows two walkers coming upon a party of three camped and being offered a cup of tea. Possibly set around the Mount Banks area with Grose-type escarpment in the far distance. A sign of the times - the '​parents'​ in the opening sequence in single beds? 
-sequence in single beds? + 
-A seventy second newsreel (8) showing a light aircraft +A seventy second newsreel (8) showing a light aircraft dropping supplies to bushwalkers in Tasmania was unavailable when this article was researched. 
-dropping supplies to bushwalkers in Tasmania was unavailable when this article was researched.+
 Movietone News has a minute segment showing the cliff face at Liitle Bay being wrapped in polyweave in 1969. Movietone News has a minute segment showing the cliff face at Liitle Bay being wrapped in polyweave in 1969.
 The artist Christo used Sydney Rock Climbers to fix some of the wraps. The artist Christo used Sydney Rock Climbers to fix some of the wraps.
-In 1996 the archives issued the video "Blue Mountains: Moving Memories 1920s to 1970s" containing a small clip of Newnes, most of Hurley'​s film, Narrow Neck unscarred by the (current) road, (unintentionally) a youth throwing a stone at a lass posing above the Zig Zag Railway, "​Dell"​ the hero dog who found a lost 2 year old Timothy Farmer (Search and Rescue involved but not mentioned). It also includes the final scene from Jedda (1955) When the nearby rocks at Kanangra Walls were sprayed reddish brown to resemble the Northern Territory landscapes, The conclusion was originally filmed in the Northern Territory but was lost in a plane crash. CLIO + 
-Source: +In 1996 the archives issued the video "Blue Mountains: Moving Memories 1920s to 1970s" containing a small clip of Newnes, most of Hurley'​s film, Narrow Neck unscarred by the (current) road, (unintentionally) a youth throwing a stone at a lass posing above the Zig Zag Railway, "​Dell"​ the hero dog who found a lost 2 year old Timothy Farmer (Search and Rescue involved but not mentioned). It also includes the final scene from Jedda (1955) When the nearby rocks at Kanangra Walls were sprayed reddish brown to resemble the Northern Territory landscapes, The conclusion was originally filmed in the Northern Territory but was lost in a plane crash. ​ 
-1. An Australian Scenic Special: To Kanangra Walls by Motor Car. + 
-2. Movietone News. A0016: (NO 01).- segments 118999 and 118997 (resp). +CLIO 
-3. Cinesound Review N00041 - Segment 130982. + 
-4. Cinesound Review Walking Race in Centennial Park -. Segment 78837. +Source:\\ 
-5. Cinesound Productions "​Treasures of Katoomba"​ by Frank Hurley (1936) +  ​* ​1. An Australian Scenic Special: To Kanangra Walls by Motor Car. 
-6. (Australia Presents) Changing Horizons. Produced by The Department of the Interior(1953) - Series ​lid 138634. +  ​* ​2. Movietone News. A0016: (NO 01).- segments 118999 and 118997 (resp). 
-7. Australian Weekend +  ​* ​3. Cinesound Review N00041 - Segment 130982. 
-(1960) by the Australian +  ​* ​4. Cinesound Review Walking Race in Centennial Park -. Segment 78837. 
-Commonwealth Film Unit. +  ​* ​5. Cinesound Productions "​Treasures of Katoomba"​ by Frank Hurley (1936) 
-8. Movietone News. Vol. 36. No 33- segment 120890. +  ​* ​6. (Australia Presents) Changing Horizons. Produced by The Department of the Interior(1953)- Series ​l/d 138634. 
-8 The Sydney Bushwalker January 1997 +  ​* ​7. Australian Weekend (1960) by the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit. 
-I have observed that Sydney +  ​* ​8. Movietone News. Vol. 36. No 33- segment 120890. 
-Bushwalkers take a most interesting variety of food with them on a walk. Some take next to nothing, while others take an enormous amount. Some leaders even carry full size and highly decorated cakes. I have also observed that after lunch some walkers jump up and race off again, full of 'energy, while others barely struggle to their feet and slowly lumber off. Why is this so? Could it possibly have something to do with what they have just eaten or drunk? + 
-I have been doing some reading on all of this and as I suspected there is an optimal way to eat and walk well. Firstly bear With me while I explain the fuel sources for our hard-working muscles. In our endurance style walking the muscles draw on glycogen that is stored conveniently in the muscles, henceforth called muscle glycogen. When that muscle glycogen is exhausted it is replenished from the blood sugar. This blood sugar comes from simple sugars such as glucose that we have ingested or from glycogen that is stored in the liver, known as liver glycogen. Our brain also draws on the blood sugar as fuel for its enormously complex work. Therefore it very important to have a full tank, of both muscle and liver ' ​glycogen stores before starting a strenuous walk. + 
-Having a good dinner the night before a walk is essential but even so the liver glycogen levels drop overnight to replenish the blood sugar. +===== Food for Walking- Refuelling or Picnic Lunch? ===== 
-Even more essential is a good breakfast two hours before a walk. Yes, you read it correctly - 2 hours before! It takes that long to digest and load up the glycogen stores again. I know most of us think we can we can simply load up the tank, close the mouth to stop it all falling out again and keep going again, but unfortunately we are more complex than our cars. If it's to be an extra long or tough walk then carbohydrate loading for 3 - 4 days prior is a good idea also, along with resting on the day before. +by Kaite Matilda 
-Carbohydrate is the most readily available and best fuel for exercise. The old ideas about '​complex'​ and '​simple'​ have now been disproved scientifically. The new catchword is the Glycaemic Index (GI) which is a ranking of foods from 0 to 100. High GI foods (over 70) cause a sharp rise and moderate fall in blood sugar while low GI foods (under 50) cause a much :slower and sustained rise and fall in blood + 
-sugar. Remember it's. the blood sugar that then is stored as liver or muscle glycogen, depending upon the need. +I have observed that Sydney Bushwalkers take a most interesting variety of food with them on a walk. Some take next to nothing, while others take an enormous amount. Some leaders even carry full size and highly decorated cakes. I have also observed that after lunch some walkers jump up and race off again, full of energy, while others barely struggle to their feet and slowly lumber off. Why is this so? Could it possibly have something to do with what they have just eaten or drunk? 
-submit therefore that eating a low GI meal 2 hours before a walk and a high GI meal during and immediately (within 30 minutes) after the walk may be the ideal method to enhance endurance. Endurance is after all what SBWers really excel in. + 
-Examples of low GI pre-walk foods are: porridge, rice, barley, semolina, rye/​barley/​oat bread, fruit loaf, spaghetti and pasta, legumes including baked +I have been doing some reading on all of this and as I suspected there is an optimal way to eat and walk well. Firstly bear with me while I explain the fuel sources for our hard-working muscles. In our endurance style walking the muscles draw on glycogen that is stored conveniently in the muscles, henceforth called muscle glycogen. When that muscle glycogen is exhausted it is replenished from the blood sugar. This blood sugar comes from simple sugars such as glucose that we have ingested or from glycogen that is stored in the liver, known as liver glycogen. Our brain also draws on the blood sugar as fuel for its enormously complex work. Therefore it very important to have a full tank, of both muscle and liver glycogen stores before starting a strenuous walk. 
-beans, soy, products including soy milk, low fat cows milk, apples and oranges and chocolate. I make up a complex oatmeal porridge with semolina dried fruit and soy milk the night before, then heat it up in the morning and eat in the car plus a grain bread sandwich - whilst driving! + 
-Examples of high GI mid-walk and post-walk foods are: Simple wholemeal and white bread, banana and pineapple, honey, sucrose, glucose and jam, glucose lollies such as jellybeans, pumpkin and Wheet Bix. Banana and honey sandwich for lunch and jelly- +Having a good dinner the night before a walk is essential but even so the liver glycogen levels drop overnight to replenish the blood sugar. Even more essential is a good breakfast two hours before a walk. Yes, you read it correctly - 2 hours before! It takes that long to digest and load up the glycogen stores again. I know most of us think we can we can simply load up the tank, close the mouth to stop it all falling out again and keep going again, but unfortunately we are more complex than our cars. If it's to be an extra long or tough walk then carbohydrate loading for 3 - 4 days prior is a good idea also, along with resting on the day before. 
-beans for desert. It's been shown that eating or drinking high GI foods within 30 minutes after exercise improves ​postexercise ​recovery as it rapidly + 
-replaces glycogen levels, reducing fatigue and muscle stiffness. +Carbohydrate is the most readily available and best fuel for exercise. The old ideas about '​complex'​ and '​simple'​ have now been disproved scientifically. The new catchword is the Glycaemic Index (GI) which is a ranking of foods from 0 to 100. High GI foods (over 70) cause a sharp rise and moderate fall in blood sugar while low GI foods (under 50) cause a much :slower and sustained rise and fall in blood sugar. Remember it's. the blood sugar that then is stored as liver or muscle glycogen, depending upon the need. 
-If you can't manage an early morning solid breakfast then try to arrange a liquid one. Make a smoothie with soy or low fat milk, plus oat or wheat bran, wheat germ, banana, carob or chocolate, plus a pure orange juice. You could try adding spirolina also if you can stomach it that early! Fruit sugar (fructose) is taken up quickly by the liver so it's a good idea to start with fruit or + 
-fruit juice for breakfast. However it doesn'​t seem to be as effective in replacing muscle glycogen stores, so is not as useful as we might think on the +submit therefore that eating a low GI meal 2 hours before a walk and a high GI meal during and immediately (within 30 minutes) after the walk may be the ideal method to enhance endurance. Endurance is after all what SBWers really excel in. 
-short stops. In fact it may increase lactic acid production causing muscle soreness the + 
-The Sydney Bushwalker January 1997: 9 +Examples of low GI pre-walk foods are: porridge, rice, barley, semolina, rye/​barley/​oat bread, fruit loaf, spaghetti and pasta, legumes including baked beans, soy, products including soy milk, low fat cows milk, apples and oranges and chocolate. I make up a complex oatmeal porridge with semolina dried fruit and soy milk the night before, then heat it up in the morning and eat in the car plus a grain bread sandwich - whilst driving! 
-next day if we, overdo the fruit consumption. + 
-Ideally, we should be stopping for an hour at lunch and several 15 minute stops every 2 hours for adequate digestion, refuelling and rest On short breaks, less than half an hour, the best refuellers are drinks: water, fluid replacement drinks which are 5 to 10% carbohydrate or half strength diluted fruit juices, cordials, etc. Having 5 10% sugar in the drink aids rehydration also, At lunch, assuming it is an hour, the refuellers could be banana, jam or honey sandwiches, muesli bars or power bars, fresh or dried fruit, pumpkin scones or light salad with a white roll. Try not to include fats at lunch such as cheese, meat, chicken or avocado. Fats take so long to digest they may slow you down and don't contribute a readily available liver glycogen fuel source. Try to think of 'walks food as refuelling rather than as a picnic lunch or as your normal lunch at home with friends.+Examples of high GI mid-walk and post-walk foods are: Simple wholemeal and white bread, banana and pineapple, honey, sucrose, glucose and jam, glucose lollies such as jellybeans, pumpkin and Wheet Bix. Banana and honey sandwich for lunch and jelly-beans for desert. It's been shown that eating or drinking high GI foods within 30 minutes after exercise improves ​post-exercise ​recovery as it rapidly replaces glycogen levels, reducing fatigue and muscle stiffness. 
 + 
 +If you can't manage an early morning solid breakfast then try to arrange a liquid one. Make a smoothie with soy or low fat milk, plus oat or wheat bran, wheat germ, banana, carob or chocolate, plus a pure orange juice. You could try adding spirolina also if you can stomach it that early! Fruit sugar (fructose) is taken up quickly by the liver so it's a good idea to start with fruit or fruit juice for breakfast. However it doesn'​t seem to be as effective in replacing muscle glycogen stores, so is not as useful as we might think on the short stops. In fact it may increase lactic acid production causing muscle soreness the next day if we, overdo the fruit consumption. 
 + 
 +Ideally, we should be stopping for an hour at lunch and several 15 minute stops every 2 hours for adequate digestion, refuelling and rest On short breaks, less than half an hour, the best refuellers are drinks: water, fluid replacement drinks which are 5 to 10% carbohydrate or half strength diluted fruit juices, cordials, etc. Having 5-10% sugar in the drink aids rehydration also, At lunch, assuming it is an hour, the refuellers could be banana, jam or honey sandwiches, muesli bars or power bars, fresh or dried fruit, pumpkin scones or light salad with a white roll. Try not to include fats at lunch such as cheese, meat, chicken or avocado. Fats take so long to digest they may slow you down and don't contribute a readily available liver glycogen fuel source. Try to think of 'walks food as refuelling rather than as a picnic lunch or as your normal lunch at home with friends. 
 A word about hydration. If you wait until the walk leader announces "drink stop" or until you are feeling thirsty before having a drink, you may already be in dehydration. Once the body is dehydrated fluid empties more slowly from the stomach and it is harder to rehydrate. The optimal way to stay hydrated is to start the walk with a comfortable level of fluid under the belt and then to top up regularly. Wear a belly pack bottle and keep swigging from it. The rule of thumb for moderately strenuous endurance exercise is to drink 600 - 750m1 of fluid for each hour. A word about hydration. If you wait until the walk leader announces "drink stop" or until you are feeling thirsty before having a drink, you may already be in dehydration. Once the body is dehydrated fluid empties more slowly from the stomach and it is harder to rehydrate. The optimal way to stay hydrated is to start the walk with a comfortable level of fluid under the belt and then to top up regularly. Wear a belly pack bottle and keep swigging from it. The rule of thumb for moderately strenuous endurance exercise is to drink 600 - 750m1 of fluid for each hour.
 +
 That's a medium to medium/hard walk on a warm day. If it's a hot day and you sweat heavily then you may need to drink even more! The early warning signs of heat stress are feeling hot, burning and tired, headache, muscle cramps, concentration and judgement difficulties,​ nausea and blurred vision. Topping up with 5 to 10% carbohydrate drinks serves a double purpose Of speeding rehydration and aiding refuelling. Be wary of taking in too much salt though, we don't need it and it overloads the kidneys. Choose a low salt drink or make up your own using 50 gms of carbohydrate (sugar etc) per litre of water. Best to avoid caffeine, it's a diuretic and bladder irritant and may cause dehydration. That's a medium to medium/hard walk on a warm day. If it's a hot day and you sweat heavily then you may need to drink even more! The early warning signs of heat stress are feeling hot, burning and tired, headache, muscle cramps, concentration and judgement difficulties,​ nausea and blurred vision. Topping up with 5 to 10% carbohydrate drinks serves a double purpose Of speeding rehydration and aiding refuelling. Be wary of taking in too much salt though, we don't need it and it overloads the kidneys. Choose a low salt drink or make up your own using 50 gms of carbohydrate (sugar etc) per litre of water. Best to avoid caffeine, it's a diuretic and bladder irritant and may cause dehydration.
 +
 These are all guidelines only for those interested in the concept of refuelling for endurance exercise. I know the majority will continue to eat what they have always eaten on a walk but now at least you can make a conscious decision whether to picnic lunch or refuel. I got interested in this after eating delicious avocado and camembert rolls for lunch and then 20 minutes later trying to walk up a short and moderately steep hill - I barely made it! These are all guidelines only for those interested in the concept of refuelling for endurance exercise. I know the majority will continue to eat what they have always eaten on a walk but now at least you can make a conscious decision whether to picnic lunch or refuel. I got interested in this after eating delicious avocado and camembert rolls for lunch and then 20 minutes later trying to walk up a short and moderately steep hill - I barely made it!
 +
 If you want to know more I have borrowed heavily from: O'​Conner,​ H. & Hay, D., 1996, The Taste Of Fitness,+ J. B. Fairfax Press Pty Limited. Available from Sydney Sports Medicine Centre, State Sports Centre,​Olympic Park, If you want to know more I have borrowed heavily from: O'​Conner,​ H. & Hay, D., 1996, The Taste Of Fitness,+ J. B. Fairfax Press Pty Limited. Available from Sydney Sports Medicine Centre, State Sports Centre,​Olympic Park,
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-The Sydnbey Bushwalker February 1997 11  
-Irecently came across a 1933 diary of *:walking trip that I had written. Members of the trip were Ernie Austen (a 1624 Olympic competitor in Paris) and his wife Jean, Richard Croker (a one time , SBW secretary), Evelyn Higginbotham and "​Mouldy"​ 
-(Laurence) Harrison. I understand that I am the only one alive of that very happy 
  
 +===== A Walk in the Gloucestor, 1933 =====
 +by Mouldy Harrison
 +
 +I recently came across a 1933 diary of walking trip that I had written. Members of the trip were Ernie Austen (a 1924 Olympic competitor in Paris) and his wife Jean, Richard Croker (a one time , SBW secretary), Evelyn Higginbotham and "​Mouldy"​ (Laurence) Harrison. I understand that I am the only one alive of that very happy
 quintet. quintet.
 +
 The diary goes on quite extensively. This extract is made as I recently met Nancy Bird Walton, the aviatrix, at a function and we talked about old times, including our first meeting. The diary goes on quite extensively. This extract is made as I recently met Nancy Bird Walton, the aviatrix, at a function and we talked about old times, including our first meeting.
-Wednesday, 29th March, + 
-1933. +Wednesday, 29th March, 1933.\\ 
-We were up bright and early and ready to leave our lovely camp by the willow trees shortly after eight, following the road. We spent a few minutes talking toa man on a cream lorry, then '​6n ​down totiingo ​Creek, then past the school, the general public being much amused at our gear of shorts and shirts, not to mention packs. We called in at the post office, while Ernie sent a telegram congratulating his parents on their golden weddinganniversary. It started to rain a little, so on went our capes. We turned about two miles further on at Blanche'​s place, went through paddocks, then across a ridge.+We were up bright and early and ready to leave our lovely camp by the willow trees shortly after eight, following the road. We spent a few minutes talking to a man on a cream lorry, then on down to Dingo Creek, then past the school, the general public being much amused at our gear of shorts and shirts, not to mention packs. We called in at the post office, while Ernie sent a telegram congratulating his parents on their golden wedding anniversary. It started to rain a little, so on went our capes. We turned about two miles further on at Blanche'​s place, went through paddocks, then across a ridge. 
 We had a fine lunch of damper, cheese, honey and liverwurst and pork fritz, washed down with plenty of tea. We had a fine lunch of damper, cheese, honey and liverwurst and pork fritz, washed down with plenty of tea.
-We had not walked far after lunch when we came across a black snake on our path, which was promptly killed. The raiwthen ​began to come down steadily but we plodded on through the heavy black mudWe passed four aborigines on horseback. They looked very fine types. Later we came to an aborigine farmhouse,where Jean tried to sit on part of the log fence, and (jell on her leg. + 
- No serious ​darndie ​was done however and we tramped on for about three miles to Mount George railway station. ​called on Mr. Bird, the local storekeeper,​ who had replied to our letter seeking information +We had not walked far after lunch when we came across a black snake on our path, which was promptly killed. The rain then began to come down steadily but we plodded on through the heavy black mudWe passed four aborigines on horseback. They looked very fine types. Later we came to an aborigine farmhouse, where Jean tried to sit on part of the log fence, and it fell on her leg. 
- about the country. He made us welcome and his two daughters invited us into'​.he ​kitchen for tea, cake and biscuits ad lib. The girls live at Manly and take it in turns to,. up for ..periods of two or three months to help in the store and the+ 
 +No serious ​damage ​was done however and we tramped on for about three miles to Mount George railway station. ​called on Mr. Bird, the local storekeeper,​ who had replied to our letter seeking information about the country. He made us welcome and his two daughters invited us into the kitchen for tea, cake and biscuits ad lib. The girls live at Manly and take it in turns to come up for periods of two or three months to help in the store and the
 housekeeping. housekeeping.
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-The boys rang up from the post office and' ​found out that our sixth member of the party would not be joiningus the next day as expecte4,. After quite a chat With the postmistress and the Birds it was getting late so we walked to the 'far end of town to seek our campsite. This we for ind on private property by the roadside with plenty of trees. The tents were soon up and the fire lit, while Laurence trotted ​dff to raise some cream. It was dark when he returned, after a lengthy discussion on free trade and protection, politics, religion, and the pressing needs of the dairy industry generally. Fortunately he just escaped the Japanese +The boys rang up from the post office and found out that our sixth member of the party would not be joining us the next day as expected,. After quite a chat with the postmistress and the Birds it was getting late so we walked to the far end of town to seek our campsite. This we found on private property by the roadside with plenty of trees. The tents were soon up and the fire lit, while Laurence trotted ​off to raise some cream. It was dark when he returned, after a lengthy discussion on free trade and protection, politics, religion, and the pressing needs of the dairy industry generally. Fortunately he just escaped the Japanese question, otherwise the cream would have been too late, even for breakfast. The nearest house, which was empty had plenty of tank water laid on, and with the help of a large basin from the neighbours, we had cold water baths in the garden. As a large cake of 
-question, otherwise the cream would have been too late, even for breakfast. The nearest house, which i Was ern*: had plenty of tank waterlaid on, and with the help of a large basin from the neighbours, we had cold water baths in the garden. As a largecake ​of +soap was also supplied the basinwe must have looked rather grubby. 
-soaritwas ​also supplied the basin;. we must have 'looked rather grubby.+
 While Jean was enjoying her bath the culinary arrangements were left in charge of Ernie, Richard and Evelyn. The meal was quite palatable, although a little carbonised. While Jean was enjoying her bath the culinary arrangements were left in charge of Ernie, Richard and Evelyn. The meal was quite palatable, although a little carbonised.
-While the cooking was being taken care of, the' discovery was made that we were rather too close to an ants nest for comfort, so portions of nice juicy steak were placed in tempting array along the deep ant tracks, and we were soon able to sit down and eat in comfort. 
-It was quite dark and we had just finished dinner when Nancy and Gwen Bird arrived to pay us a visit as previously arranged. Just before this the boys had almost come to blows in their earnest ,endeavours to see who would get shaved first. We had an enjoyable concert, finishitig, up with about 10 o'​clock,​ and Richard and Evelyn having -their much longed for cocoa with plenty of 
-thick cream. The boys escorted our visitors home, but halfway they met Mr. Bird out with a lantern and not looking too pteased with his straying daughters. However he was pacified. 
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-bo t car EtBlue\Water +While the cooking was being taken care of, the discovery was made that we were rather too close to an ants nest for comfort, so portions of nice juicy steak were placed in tempting array along the deep ant tracks, and we were soon able to sit down and eat in comfort.
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-WORIP. +It was quite dark and we had just finished dinner when Nancy and Gwen Bird arrived to pay us a visit as previously arrangedJust before this the boys had almost come to blows in their earnest endeavours to see who would get shaved firstWe had an enjoyable concertfinishing up with about 10 o'clock, and Richard and Evelyn having their much longed ​for cocoa with plenty of thick creamThe boys escorted our visitors homebut halfway they met MrBird out with a lantern and not looking too pleased with his straying daughtersHowever he was pacified 
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-The Sydnbey Bushwalker February 1997 13 +
-Thursday, 30th March, 1933.+
 We wakened to a very beautiful sight - the sunlight coming through the thick white ribbons of mist all around us. We wakened to a very beautiful sight - the sunlight coming through the thick white ribbons of mist all around us.
 We spent a little more time at the store purchasing provisions, and a nail brush. Evelyn'​s much scorned, but well-used, little one had been left at Dingo Creek. We spent a little more time at the store purchasing provisions, and a nail brush. Evelyn'​s much scorned, but well-used, little one had been left at Dingo Creek.
-Richard also bought a nice nowy white singlet, as the laundress was beginning to despair of ever getting his anything like white again.+ 
 +Richard also bought a nice snowy white singlet, as the laundress was beginning to despair of ever getting his anything like white again. 
 At Mount George station we reweighed our packs and caught the train for Gloucester. At the first little station past Mount George we saw a pair of feet sticking out from the waiting room. These belonged to an old sundowner we had seen very early in the morning walking along the railway track. Apparently he walked in the cool and rested in the heat of the day. At Mount George station we reweighed our packs and caught the train for Gloucester. At the first little station past Mount George we saw a pair of feet sticking out from the waiting room. These belonged to an old sundowner we had seen very early in the morning walking along the railway track. Apparently he walked in the cool and rested in the heat of the day.
-We arrived at Gloucester about 11.30 a m., enquired of the police sergeant of the best conveyance, and then ordered a good dinner at the station. This was ready for us a little after Noon. We had some of "the drink that is good for you" and were just finishing dinner when our car driver looked in to say he was ready. The five of us, with our packs, stowed in and off we drove to Rookhurst, about 12 miles from Gloucester. It is not a town, although it does boast a post + 
-and telegraph office. Our driver, in his generosity, took us about three, piles further on and then'deposited us withhis good wishes. +We arrived at Gloucester about 11.30 a m., enquired of the police sergeant of the best conveyance, and then ordered a good dinner at the station. This was ready for us a little after Noon. We had some of "the drink that is good for you" and were just finishing dinner when our car driver looked in to say he was ready. The five of us, with our packs, stowed in and off we drove to Rookhurst, about 12 miles from Gloucester. It is not a town, although it does boast a post and telegraph office. Our driver, in his generosity, took us about three miles further on and then deposited us with his good wishes. 
-It was great to be on the track again, and the country looked + 
-different from that passed through previously.+It was great to be on the track again, and the country looked different from that passed through previously. 
 Ernie and Richard called at Coniac Station just to make sure of our direction, while the others made friends with some nice pigs by the roadside. It was a very warm day. Ernie and Richard called at Coniac Station just to make sure of our direction, while the others made friends with some nice pigs by the roadside. It was a very warm day.
-We followed along the lovely valley, with its green hills, and still greener apple-gum trees with their curly branches and lovely foliage. We passed Dead Bird Gold Mine, now deserted. Here the Manning River marked our course and we followed it along, crossing several times. We finally came to a lovely green fiat on the banks of the river, bordered with willow trees and profusely strewn with firewood. This was too fine a camp site to pass by and we were soon comfortably + 
-settled. While dinner was cooking, Evelyn did the family washing, and lost one precious cake of soap. (Jean fished it out from below the little waterfall the following morning, little worse for its night'​s immersion.)+We followed along the lovely valley, with its green hills, and still greener apple-gum trees with their curly branches and lovely foliage. We passed Dead Bird Gold Mine, now deserted. Here the Manning River marked our course and we followed it along, crossing several times. We finally came to a lovely green fiat on the banks of the river, bordered with willow trees and profusely strewn with firewood. This was too fine a camp site to pass by and we were soon comfortably settled. While dinner was cooking, Evelyn did the family washing, and lost one precious cake of soap. (Jean fished it out from below the little waterfall the following morning, little worse for its night'​s immersion.) 
 A neighbouring stockman came down and caught three perch in the stream. We chatted with him and with two other men who appeared a little later, one of whom was Herbert Higgins of Currickbark Station. A neighbouring stockman came down and caught three perch in the stream. We chatted with him and with two other men who appeared a little later, one of whom was Herbert Higgins of Currickbark Station.
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 We had our dinner, as usual enjoying it immensely, and after banking up a roaring fire, all fell sound asleep around it without even a single song. We were all very tired, although we had only covered nine miles. We awoke again about 10.30 pm and before turning in dried off the family washing as a particularly heavy dew was falling. The music of the running river soon lulled us off to sleep again. We had our dinner, as usual enjoying it immensely, and after banking up a roaring fire, all fell sound asleep around it without even a single song. We were all very tired, although we had only covered nine miles. We awoke again about 10.30 pm and before turning in dried off the family washing as a particularly heavy dew was falling. The music of the running river soon lulled us off to sleep again.
-Friday, 31st March, 1933.+ 
 +Friday, 31st March, 1933.\\
 Up with the lark again and into the gurgling stream for a tub. While having breakfast we were able to enjoy our attractive surroundings. The flat we were on was in a wide open valley at the junction of Dewett'​s Creek and the Manning River. Low sloping hills surrounded it, which in the evening had given it a vast open and calm appearance, vaulted as it then was with the clear sky and a myriad of twinkling stars. Up with the lark again and into the gurgling stream for a tub. While having breakfast we were able to enjoy our attractive surroundings. The flat we were on was in a wide open valley at the junction of Dewett'​s Creek and the Manning River. Low sloping hills surrounded it, which in the evening had given it a vast open and calm appearance, vaulted as it then was with the clear sky and a myriad of twinkling stars.
 We started the day with the river crossing, and as it was the only one expected for a while, Ernie carried the girls across. We followed a fairly well made road, past Penfold'​s Hut and round many bends. We started the day with the river crossing, and as it was the only one expected for a while, Ernie carried the girls across. We followed a fairly well made road, past Penfold'​s Hut and round many bends.
-We were soon stepping out again and thereto be far more ups than downs to the twisting turning roadway, with the sun blazing down on us. At the top of the final and biggest hill we passed through a gate. More lovely hills and valleys stretched away before us, and we sat beneath a lovely apple- gum tree for a rest after our seven mile climb. The valley below seemed even more beautiful than the ones we had just passed through.+ 
 +We were soon stepping out again and there to be far more ups than downs to the twisting turning roadway, with the sun blazing down on us. At the top of the final and biggest hill we passed through a gate. More lovely hills and valleys stretched away before us, and we sat beneath a lovely apple-gum tree for a rest after our seven mile climb. The valley below seemed even more beautiful than the ones we had just passed through. 
 We were munching our morning chocolate ration and preparing to move again, when along came a horseman, riding at a good pace - Billy Penfold as we later discovered. He seemed excited and his first remark, that he was looking for us, was rather surprising. He said that a telegram had come through by telephone and that one of the party, was wanted in Sydney immediately,​ and that it was a matter of life and death. We were munching our morning chocolate ration and preparing to move again, when along came a horseman, riding at a good pace - Billy Penfold as we later discovered. He seemed excited and his first remark, that he was looking for us, was rather surprising. He said that a telegram had come through by telephone and that one of the party, was wanted in Sydney immediately,​ and that it was a matter of life and death.
-14 The Sydnbey Bushwalker February 1997 + 
-Unfortunately the telegram had been mutilated and did not state which one of us was wanted. Billy took us the short distance to his house where we rang up for further particulars,​ but as one of the exchanges had been left unattended we could not get through. We decided that the best thing to do was to go back to Coniac, about sixteen miles, from where we could ring through to Sydney. So we dumped our stores, except for absolutp ​necessities,​ on Billy'​s verandah, had lunch and set off post haste. Fortunately the weather had turned cool and +Unfortunately the telegram had been mutilated and did not state which one of us was wanted. Billy took us the short distance to his house where we rang up for further particulars,​ but as one of the exchanges had been left unattended we could not get through. We decided that the best thing to do was to go back to Coniac, about sixteen miles, from where we could ring through to Sydney. So we dumped our stores, except for absolute ​necessities,​ on Billy'​s verandah, had lunch and set off post haste. Fortunately the weather had turned cool and dull. We left at 1.10 and arrived at Coniac at 5.30 pm. 
-dull. We left at 1,10 and +
-arrived at Coniac at 5.30 pm.+
 Mr. Wilson greeted us very warmly and insisted on us staying the night. He had a hot meal cooking for us, and had already arranged for a car to come out from Gloucester. We quickly rang Sydney and found that Richard'​s mother was seriously ill and that he would have to return at once. Mr. Wilson greeted us very warmly and insisted on us staying the night. He had a hot meal cooking for us, and had already arranged for a car to come out from Gloucester. We quickly rang Sydney and found that Richard'​s mother was seriously ill and that he would have to return at once.
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 Mr. Wilson was rather upset that his wife should be away, but he was very capable and had a fine hot meal ready for us in no time. Richard left shortly after in the car for Gloucester. Mr. Wilson was rather upset that his wife should be away, but he was very capable and had a fine hot meal ready for us in no time. Richard left shortly after in the car for Gloucester.
-The rest of us sat around the kitchen fire for some time but as we were not feeling chatty and were all very tired, Mr. Wilson took us inside to two of the bedrooms. We were made thoroughly comfortable,​ but unfortunately our nights on the hard ground had spoilt us for soft feather beds, and non of us slept very much. + 
-Saturday, 1st April, 1933. +The rest of us sat around the kitchen fire for some time but as we were not feeling chatty and were all very tired, Mr. Wilson took us inside to two of the bedrooms. We were made thoroughly comfortable,​ but unfortunately our nights on the hard ground had spoilt us for soft feather beds, and none of us slept very much. 
-We were up early, but our host was up before us and had a + 
-huge breakfast ready, of hot meat and vegetables. He had been very kind indeed to us.+Saturday, 1st April, 1933.\\ 
 +We were up early, but our host was up before us and had a huge breakfast ready, of hot meat and vegetables. He had been very kind indeed to us. 
 We left Coniac about 8.45 am, retracing our steps along the tracks of the previous day. We had not gone very far along the road when we came up to a roadster with a man waiting beside it. He was Mr. Higgins of Currickabark Station, and as he had noticed Evelyn'​s decided limp, had waited to offer the girls a lift. This was gladly accepted and off they tootled in grand style with all the packs stowed in the dicky seat, leaving Ernie and Laurence with their ground sheets only as it had started to rain. We left Coniac about 8.45 am, retracing our steps along the tracks of the previous day. We had not gone very far along the road when we came up to a roadster with a man waiting beside it. He was Mr. Higgins of Currickabark Station, and as he had noticed Evelyn'​s decided limp, had waited to offer the girls a lift. This was gladly accepted and off they tootled in grand style with all the packs stowed in the dicky seat, leaving Ernie and Laurence with their ground sheets only as it had started to rain.
 +
 Just after the fifth crossing of the Manning, Mr. Higgins stopped at Dewett, a small place of his, where he wanted to do some branding. The girls were made comfortable With lounge chairs in the shack, and when the boys arrived a little later and the branding was finished, we had lunch together - plenty of tea, home-made bread, butter and jam. The damaged foot had also been attended to. Just after the fifth crossing of the Manning, Mr. Higgins stopped at Dewett, a small place of his, where he wanted to do some branding. The girls were made comfortable With lounge chairs in the shack, and when the boys arrived a little later and the branding was finished, we had lunch together - plenty of tea, home-made bread, butter and jam. The damaged foot had also been attended to.
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 The girls were taken on by car again to Myra, the boys arriving later on foot. Billy Penfold was very pleased to see us, and as he was expecting us to spend the night with him we decided to do so, although it was only very early in the afternoon. He seemed delighted to have us all to talk to, and we spent the afternoon and evening sitting around a huge fire in the main room. The girls were taken on by car again to Myra, the boys arriving later on foot. Billy Penfold was very pleased to see us, and as he was expecting us to spend the night with him we decided to do so, although it was only very early in the afternoon. He seemed delighted to have us all to talk to, and we spent the afternoon and evening sitting around a huge fire in the main room.
 +
 The house had apparently been well furnished by the previous occupants, but there were no floor coverings and The house had apparently been well furnished by the previous occupants, but there were no floor coverings and
 only a portion of the furniture left. only a portion of the furniture left.
-Billy '1 'had killed a sheep specially for us, and was mOre than delighted when Jean said she would prepare the dinner.+ 
 +Billy had killed a sheep specially for us, and was more than delighted when Jean said she would prepare the dinner.
 The party did its best to get Evelyn off with Billy, as they were left to themselves in the gathering dusk chatting in front of the fire. Billy entered into quite an amusing description of his adventures with girls in London during the war when some "​English toffs",​ as he called them, gave him a bonza time. The party did its best to get Evelyn off with Billy, as they were left to themselves in the gathering dusk chatting in front of the fire. Billy entered into quite an amusing description of his adventures with girls in London during the war when some "​English toffs",​ as he called them, gave him a bonza time.
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 Dinner was announced and we filed into the kitchen. By this time Billy was quite excited and goofy, Jean struck a very coy pose for him from the other end of the table, and he got all of a dither, much to our suppressed amusement. After the washing up was over, we sat in the dark round the glowing fire, yarning and listening to Ernie singing. When bedtime came Billy flung some big mattresses on the floor in front of the fire and we crept into our sleeping bags and spent a very comfortable night, despite the rats playing chasings round about us. Dinner was announced and we filed into the kitchen. By this time Billy was quite excited and goofy, Jean struck a very coy pose for him from the other end of the table, and he got all of a dither, much to our suppressed amusement. After the washing up was over, we sat in the dark round the glowing fire, yarning and listening to Ernie singing. When bedtime came Billy flung some big mattresses on the floor in front of the fire and we crept into our sleeping bags and spent a very comfortable night, despite the rats playing chasings round about us.
-The next morning we walked on and regrettably it was the last we saw of Billy. Jean and Ernie stayed in the area, Evelyn and I went down to Newcastle where Evelyn had a cousin who looked after us.. We both -cut our ship's departure time so fine that we had to go up over the side, helped by willing hands. Moonlight and a calm sea to Sydney made it a fitting end to a splendid holiday. ​+ 
 +The next morning we walked on and regrettably it was the last we saw of Billy. Jean and Ernie stayed in the area, Evelyn and I went down to Newcastle where Evelyn had a cousin who looked after us. We both cut our ship's departure time so fine that we had to go up over the side, helped by willing hands. Moonlight and a calm sea to Sydney made it a fitting end to a splendid holiday. ​
  
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