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 SYDNEY BUSHWALKER is a monthly bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers Inc, Box 4476 GPO Sydney 2001.  To advertise in this magazine, please contact the Business Manager. SYDNEY BUSHWALKER is a monthly bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers Inc, Box 4476 GPO Sydney 2001.  To advertise in this magazine, please contact the Business Manager.
  
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 In This Issue, No. 759: In This Issue, No. 759:
  
-P   ​2 Viva La Difference by Peter Rossel  +|P   2 |Viva La Difference by Peter Rossel 
-P   ​4 Club Coolana +|P   4 |Club Coolana| 
-        My Twin and Me, by Frank Rigby +|       |My Twin and Me, by Frank Rigby| 
-        House to Let +|       |House to Let| 
-P   ​5 Rogaine "98: Early Notice +|P   5 |Rogaine "98: Early Notice| 
-        Social Night 18 February  +|       |Social Night 18 February 
-        Search & Rescue Training Weekend  +|       |Search & Rescue Training Weekend|  
-P 6 Now Where did I leave that car?  by Ray Hookway  +|P 6 |Now Where did I leave that car?  by Ray Hookway|  
-P7 Bird Watching +|P7 |Bird Watching| 
-P9 Latest News from up North by John Hogan  +|P9 |Latest News from up North by John Hogan|  
-P10 Walking by Errol Sheedy  +|P10 |Walking by Errol Sheedy|  
-P 11 The Philosophy of Bushwalking by Frank Davis +|P 11 |The Philosophy of Bushwalking by Frank Davis| 
-P 12 General Meeting by Barry Wallace +|P 12 |General Meeting by Barry Wallace| 
-P14 Footnotes +|P14 |Footnotes|
  
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 The time for this great navigation practice weekend is fast approaching. ​ There is a ONE DAY event with many easier checkpoints set cloase to the base site to assist beginners. ​ The TWO DAY event can be as challenging as your keenness and fitness permit. ​ Watch for the ENTRY FORM that should be posted to SBW around April-May. The time for this great navigation practice weekend is fast approaching. ​ There is a ONE DAY event with many easier checkpoints set cloase to the base site to assist beginners. ​ The TWO DAY event can be as challenging as your keenness and fitness permit. ​ Watch for the ENTRY FORM that should be posted to SBW around April-May.
  
-SOCIAL NIGHT: 18 FEB. 1998+**SOCIAL NIGHT: 18 FEB. 1998**
  
 Three round trips made by car in 1997 in Ireland, the south of England and New England, USA will feature in a slide presentation by Elwyn Morris and George Carter on Wednesday 18 February. ​ The emphasis will be on scenic coasts and mountains where you could walk, hostel and/or camp.  The few buildings shown will be mostly Irish ruins dating from about 4000 BC to 1500 AD, some English villages, and a couple of American lighthouses that enhance rather than spoil the landscape. Three round trips made by car in 1997 in Ireland, the south of England and New England, USA will feature in a slide presentation by Elwyn Morris and George Carter on Wednesday 18 February. ​ The emphasis will be on scenic coasts and mountains where you could walk, hostel and/or camp.  The few buildings shown will be mostly Irish ruins dating from about 4000 BC to 1500 AD, some English villages, and a couple of American lighthouses that enhance rather than spoil the landscape.
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 +**SEARCH & RESCUE TRAINING WEEKEND: ​ 28/29 MARCH 1998.**
  
-SEARCH & RESCUE TRAINING WEEKEND: ​ 28/29 MARCH 1998. +Location Cataract Scout Parkmap Appin, 1:25,000start  8.30 AM
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-Location Cataract Scout Park +
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-map Appin, 1:25,000 +
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-start  8.30 AM+
  
 Training #1 Wilderness Self Rescue for beginner to general bushwalkers Training #1 Wilderness Self Rescue for beginner to general bushwalkers
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 Questions & Contacts ​ Questions & Contacts ​
  
-Keith Maxwell ​  (02) 9622 0049 (home), and +Keith Maxwell ​  (02) 9622 0049 (home), and  David Sheppard (02) 4526 6565 (home)
  
-David Sheppard (02) 4526 6565 (home) 
  
-  +====== Now Where Did Leave That Car ====== 
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-NOW WHERE DID LEAVE THAT CAR? By Ray Hookway+By Ray Hookway
  
 A friendly discussion with Elwyn and George Carter as to the merits of using cars against public transport as a means of touring Britain and the Continent, led me to reflect on incidents during my travels and in particular on events during my recent 8 month sojourn O/S, where a car would have been a handicap. ​ George was adamant that a car is the only way to see the countryside but I contend that one must be flexible and choose the best method for the area and for the time available. Sometimes a push bike is the only mechanical way to travel particularly when following the extensive British and continental canal system. Ask Tom Wenman. ​ At times a car can be a definite liability. ​ A friendly discussion with Elwyn and George Carter as to the merits of using cars against public transport as a means of touring Britain and the Continent, led me to reflect on incidents during my travels and in particular on events during my recent 8 month sojourn O/S, where a car would have been a handicap. ​ George was adamant that a car is the only way to see the countryside but I contend that one must be flexible and choose the best method for the area and for the time available. Sometimes a push bike is the only mechanical way to travel particularly when following the extensive British and continental canal system. Ask Tom Wenman. ​ At times a car can be a definite liability. ​
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 I thought of the walk from  Minehead through Exford across Exmoor and through Lorna Doone country and down the Lyn river to the port village of Lynmouth devasted by floods in 1952 and on down the South west coast track to Barnstaple and on down the beach from Westward-Ho to Clovelly. Now what did we do with that car? I thought of the walk from  Minehead through Exford across Exmoor and through Lorna Doone country and down the Lyn river to the port village of Lynmouth devasted by floods in 1952 and on down the South west coast track to Barnstaple and on down the beach from Westward-Ho to Clovelly. Now what did we do with that car?
  
-The solution is,be flexible, have a plan.  Do your homework well. Decide where a car would be a help and where public transport would be best. With the  privatisation of transport, local transport is sometimes non existent or very inconvenient. Check thoroughly. ​ Book your car from Sydney. It is much cheaper and you can be sure you will be able to get the one you want. I had difficulty at several places when I wanted a car and they were just not available ​ or not available at a price I was prepared to pay!+The solution is ,be flexible, have a plan.  Do your homework well. Decide where a car would be a help and where public transport would be best. With the  privatisation of transport, local transport is sometimes non existent or very inconvenient. Check thoroughly. ​ Book your car from Sydney. It is much cheaper and you can be sure you will be able to get the one you want. I had difficulty at several places when I wanted a car and they were just not available ​ or not available at a price I was prepared to pay!
  
 Oh and by the way. ULP petrol is currently at least 72 Pence per litre in Britain so get a small car and be aware that the "Pay and Display"​ parking meters have invaded the most remote areas of Britain and the continent and are spreading like a plague. Oh and by the way. ULP petrol is currently at least 72 Pence per litre in Britain so get a small car and be aware that the "Pay and Display"​ parking meters have invaded the most remote areas of Britain and the continent and are spreading like a plague.
  
-BIRD WATCHING: A preliminary,​ initial ​ survey of birds at Coolana will be held on the last weekend in March (see walks program) as input to a later more complete survey. ​ You will need a note book, pen or pencil and ideally binoculars. ​ Experience is not necessary, we will show you how.  Other equipment could include field guides on birds, thermos flask, chair, blind, camera with telephoto lens,  umbrella. ​ Watchers in groups of two, will go out to different areas at Coolana in the morning and afternoon to spot the birds. ​ Later the bird lists will be collated, the birds named and their habitat specified. ​ This will be a valuable survey of our property. ​ We do need a few people with bird watching skills and experience to assist. ​ Experts may think that this is the wrong tie of year to do this survey, they could be right. ​ This is however a preliminary survey. ​ Think how good the final survey will be.  ​+------------------ 
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 +**BIRD WATCHING:** A preliminary,​ initial ​ survey of birds at Coolana will be held on the last weekend in March (see walks program) as input to a later more complete survey. ​ You will need a note book, pen or pencil and ideally binoculars. ​ Experience is not necessary, we will show you how.  Other equipment could include field guides on birds, thermos flask, chair, blind, camera with telephoto lens, umbrella. ​ Watchers in groups of two, will go out to different areas at Coolana in the morning and afternoon to spot the birds. ​ Later the bird lists will be collated, the birds named and their habitat specified. ​ This will be a valuable survey of our property. ​ We do need a few people with bird watching skills and experience to assist. ​ Experts may think that this is the wrong tie of year to do this survey, they could be right. ​ This is however a preliminary survey. ​ Think how good the final survey will be.  ​
  
 If your interest is in fauna, or geology or geomorphlogy,​ or soils or archaeology,​ come along and your skills and expertise will be pt to good use in getting to know Coolana. ​ If your interest is in fauna, or geology or geomorphlogy,​ or soils or archaeology,​ come along and your skills and expertise will be pt to good use in getting to know Coolana. ​
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 Congratulations to Fran Holland on the birth of granddaughter Gemma in Brisbane, Queensland. ​ Now don't you worry about that Fran!  Congratulations to Fran Holland on the birth of granddaughter Gemma in Brisbane, Queensland. ​ Now don't you worry about that Fran! 
  
-LATEST NEWS FROM UP NORTH by John Hogan.+====== Latest News from Up North ====== 
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 +by John Hogan
  
 I have just completed another very eventful year in "​tropical north Queensland"​ (they no longer refer to it as F.N.Q.) and I decided it was timely to write a short note to ensure that you don't forget me altogether! Just for the benefit of anyone who may not already know I am working as a tour guide from Cairns, concentrating mainly on adventure tours such as trekking, cycling and outback 4-wheel drive safaris. Last year I bought a share in Bartle Frere Wilderness Walks and have been deeply involved in that side of things whilst still retaining a fair share of the outback trips. ​ I have just completed another very eventful year in "​tropical north Queensland"​ (they no longer refer to it as F.N.Q.) and I decided it was timely to write a short note to ensure that you don't forget me altogether! Just for the benefit of anyone who may not already know I am working as a tour guide from Cairns, concentrating mainly on adventure tours such as trekking, cycling and outback 4-wheel drive safaris. Last year I bought a share in Bartle Frere Wilderness Walks and have been deeply involved in that side of things whilst still retaining a fair share of the outback trips. ​
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 I look foward to catching up with you before I go but if not call and see me in F.N.Q.  ​ I look foward to catching up with you before I go but if not call and see me in F.N.Q.  ​
  
-Walking ​  by Errol Sheedy+====== ​Walking ​ ​====== 
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 +by Errol Sheedy
  
 The title of this piece may seem somewhat unimaginative;​ and normally I would have tried to do better. ​ I chose it because it is the name of a book from my grandfather'​s library, and it is most relevant to that which is dear to our hearts: walking. The title of this piece may seem somewhat unimaginative;​ and normally I would have tried to do better. ​ I chose it because it is the name of a book from my grandfather'​s library, and it is most relevant to that which is dear to our hearts: walking.
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 Finally consider the achievement of E. Knott who in 1897, walked from Westminster Bridge to Brighton a distance of 83 km in 9 hours, an average of almost 10 km/​hour. ​ Finally consider the achievement of E. Knott who in 1897, walked from Westminster Bridge to Brighton a distance of 83 km in 9 hours, an average of almost 10 km/​hour. ​
  
-The Philosophy of Bushwalking+====== ​The Philosophy of Bushwalking ​======
  
 Frank Davis expounds on the art of being seen as a good walker. Frank Davis expounds on the art of being seen as a good walker.
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 To begin with, a few definitions:​ To begin with, a few definitions:​
  
-Philosophy: A science which seeks to systematize and interpret knowledge through basic concepts of reality, validity and value. +Philosophy: A science which seeks to systematize and interpret knowledge through basic concepts of reality, validity and value.\\ 
- +Bush      : Woodland, a stretch of forest, uncultivated country.\\
-Bush      : Woodland, a stretch of forest, uncultivated country. +
 Walk      : To advance by alternate steps, stroll, to go restlessly about. Walk      : To advance by alternate steps, stroll, to go restlessly about.
  
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 Which side of the coin makes for a good walker? ​ Well neither..... and both really. ​ All have an equal right to enjoy the bush.  All have equal responsibility to respect and protect the bush.  Just take it easy - bushwalking should be enjoyed, not endured. ​ Disagree with some (or all) of the things I've said? Well then don't just sit there and grumble. Pick up a pen, or dip your thumbnail in tar, write to the editor and say so.       ​ Which side of the coin makes for a good walker? ​ Well neither..... and both really. ​ All have an equal right to enjoy the bush.  All have equal responsibility to respect and protect the bush.  Just take it easy - bushwalking should be enjoyed, not endured. ​ Disagree with some (or all) of the things I've said? Well then don't just sit there and grumble. Pick up a pen, or dip your thumbnail in tar, write to the editor and say so.       ​
  
-General Meeting ​by Barry Wallace+====== ​General Meeting ​======
  
-The December 1997 meeting began at around ​2016 with around 22 members present and the president in the chair. ​ There were no apologies so we moved on to welcome new members. ​ Robert Chambers, Ian Hills, Peter Mitchell, David Song and Andrew Vilder were new this month, and most of them were there to come forward for welcome.+by Barry Wallace 
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 +The December 1997 meeting began at around ​20.16 with around 22 members present and the president in the chair. ​ There were no apologies so we moved on to welcome new members. ​ Robert Chambers, Ian Hills, Peter Mitchell, David Song and Andrew Vilder were new this month, and most of them were there to come forward for welcome.
  
 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and received. ​ Items of note were the election of Jim Calloway as Confederation president, and Don Brooks as Confederation vice president. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and received. ​ Items of note were the election of Jim Calloway as Confederation president, and Don Brooks as Confederation vice president.
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 General Business saw passage of a motion that it is SBW policy that all our activities comply with NPWS directions. ​ The announcements followed and the meeting closed at 2154. General Business saw passage of a motion that it is SBW policy that all our activities comply with NPWS directions. ​ The announcements followed and the meeting closed at 2154.
  
-FOOTNOTES  ​by Patrick James+====== Footnotes ====== 
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 +by Patrick James
  
 Happy New Year and welcome to the year of the Tiger. ​ All Christmas walkers returned to the fold safe and sound of limb, hale and hearty. ​ Not much more to report, I must have been asleep for the last few weeks. ​ Do YOU have any printable news? Happy New Year and welcome to the year of the Tiger. ​ All Christmas walkers returned to the fold safe and sound of limb, hale and hearty. ​ Not much more to report, I must have been asleep for the last few weeks. ​ Do YOU have any printable news?
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