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 =====The Sydney Bushwalker.===== =====The Sydney Bushwalker.=====
  
-A monthly bulletin-of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, The N.S.W. Nurses' Association Rooms, "Northcote Building", Reiby Place, Sydney. Box No. 4476 G.P.O., Sydney. 'Phone JW1462.+A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, The N.S.W. Nurses' Association Rooms, "Northcote Building", Reiby Place, Sydney. Box No. 4476 G.P.O., Sydney. 'Phone JW1462.
  
 ====323 November 1961. Price 1/-==== ====323 November 1961. Price 1/-====
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 - Alex Colley. - Alex Colley.
  
-Four new mothers, Auriel Mitchell, Grace Rigg, Margaret Milson, and Ian Steven were welcomed by the President at the beginning of the meeting. It was left to Paddy Pallin to pin the badge on the fifth new member, RobertPallin, and welcome him into the club in the French manner. Whether the President will adopt this style of welcome remains to be seen.+Four new mothers, Auriel Mitchell, Grace Rigg, Margaret Milson, and Ian Steven were welcomed by the President at the beginning of the meeting. It was left to Paddy Pallin to pin the badge on the fifth new member, Robert Pallin, and welcome him into the club in the French manner. Whether the President will adopt this style of welcome remains to be seen.
  
-In correspondence we learned that Federation had appointed a Tracks and Access Committee and, at Paddy's suggestion, we referred to the committee the problem of access to Kuringai Park around the brickworks at Terrey Hills.+In correspondence we learned that Federation had appointed a Tracks and Access Committee and, at Paddy's suggestion, we referred to the committee the problem of access to Kuringgai Park around the brickworks at Terrey Hills.
  
 Then there was news of another donation to Club Funds - no less than £50 from Fred Kennedy, with a suggestion that it might be used for a new typewriter. The President thanked Fred warmly for this generous gift. Then there was news of another donation to Club Funds - no less than £50 from Fred Kennedy, with a suggestion that it might be used for a new typewriter. The President thanked Fred warmly for this generous gift.
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 __The Bushwalker Annual 1961.__ Copies are still available. Members who do not come into the Club regularly may not be aware that this excellent magazine has been published again after 13 years. Secretary David Ingram has another parcel of the magazines and will have them available far sale on each Wednesday night until Christmas. Edited by Geof Wagg, and full of interest. __The Bushwalker Annual 1961.__ Copies are still available. Members who do not come into the Club regularly may not be aware that this excellent magazine has been published again after 13 years. Secretary David Ingram has another parcel of the magazines and will have them available far sale on each Wednesday night until Christmas. Edited by Geof Wagg, and full of interest.
  
 +=====This Was Canberra.=====
  
-THIS S CANBERRA. 
 - "Taro". - "Taro".
-Now that Canberra seems to be an established fact here is a peep at it in 1920. I was doing country advertising - and staying a few weeks in country towns gave me a chance to look around. 3o I went looking for Canberea one Sunday. + 
-This is part of a letter written home: "At this time the only building in Canberra was the power house, in great illimitable rolling plains". One paje missing but we can carry on from here. It is a one day bike trip from Queanbev-an - seems I had tyre trouble, a storm had driven me to a lonely house. Here we go - +Now that Canberra seems to be an established fact here is a peep at it in 1920. I was doing country advertising - and staying a few weeks in country towns gave me a chance to look around. So I went looking for Canberra one Sunday. 
-"Blew out - another split - NO.6 - suspect tube is done, patched O.K. 4Pmli Stayed there l hours, no one in the place. Had no tucker - as I meent to get + 
-home to dinner, say total - 50 miles. Rode off aLain - towards river - did a Dias, still no end of road, and still light rain. +This is part of a letter written home: "At this time the only building in Canberra was the power house, in great illimitable rolling plains". One page missing but we can carry on from here. It is a one day bike trip from Queanbevan - seems I had tyre trouble, a storm had driven me to a lonely house. Here we go - 
-Got off - in doubt - no one in aibt, ah - a bloke right across paddock - send to be coming may way - waited. A Bushie - real unsophisticated kind - told him my tale - it was then 12.30 deCided to ride home. Said he - come back rith me - took me to the log hut - his place. I said I had waited there 1 hours.  Then he DID rouse - "Why didn't I go in - light a fire - dig out some tucker etc'. - this is a FREE country". He had had his tucker, but he set to, lit a big fire - fried eggs and dished me up bonza eggs "- cold meat - sauce - bread - jam - cakes and tea. Did I enjoy it, what! + 
-He had never been in Sydney, asked a lot of questions - was amazed - asked if I knew a bloke nazned Ryan - in SydrEy+"Blew out - another split - NO.6 - suspect tube is done, patched O.K. 4x 1 1/2"Stayed there l 1/2 hours, no one in the place. Had no tucker - as I meant to get home to dinner, say total - 50 miles. Rode off aLain - towards river - did a mile, still no end of road, and still light rain. 
-He was a good sort anyway - and he made his place - 4e7' place. + 
-Still raining - but I set off to do 17 miles - had no coat - no nuffin - and the roads were a bi-b slushy - you can bet. +Got off - in doubt - no one in sight, ah - a bloke right across paddock - seemed to be coming may way - waited. A Bushie - real unsophisticated kind - told him my tale - it was then 12.30 decided to ride home. Said he - come back with me - took me to the log hut - his place. I said I had waited there 1 1/2 hours.  Then he DID rouse - "Why didn't I go in - light a fire - dig out some tucker etc. - this is a FREE country". He had had his tucker, but he set to, lit a big fire - fried eggs and dished me up bonza eggs - cold meat - sauce - bread - jam - cakes and tea. Did I enjoy it, what! 
-Poor Bird (the bike), Doer saddle - poor chain) Which soon ran short of grease, and on hills, ground awful - on some, it went "blank on strike, had to get off and push. We - Bird and 1: got in an awful state, "I had faIlyi,1 sand and grnvel and toad all over me, from -front to back, and shirt, and hair and jigger-saddle had t.-;" on it and pounds under it. + 
-Once I got quite mucked up, I did not care - just plugged through it and-did the 17 in 1.20. But lor blimey, sach a spectacle. It had rained for 15 out-of the seventeen. Rode around to show the Boss. Then chucked buckets of water over the Bird. Then had a bath, trousers heavy as overcoat. Landlady grabbed them and shirt too - set to - washed them O.K. That's the sort of place I'm in. Felt bosker, mud and all, and none the lyorse. The water InS squirting out of boot toes at every push, but, 0, for a gear case. Terrible strain, for a chain to churn gravel and water. Had some thrilling slides in the 'wet roads when pacing, but kept up to it. If we are here next weekend I will take tucker and billy and do it again. +He had never been in Sydney, asked a lot of questions - was amazed - asked if I knew a bloke named Ryan - in Sydney. 
-Well, there it is - a -day so long ago, that sate Bird, still with + 
-original '07 bearings is carrying round every day - smooth as ever. +He was a good sort anyway - and he made his place - my place. 
-9. + 
-FOR ALL YOUR TRANSPORT FROM BIAMMATH +Still raining - but I set off to do 17 miles - had no coat - no nuffin - and the roads were a bit slushy - you can bet. 
-CONTACT + 
-HATSWELLIS TAa & TOURIST SERVICE. +Poor Bird (the bike), poor saddle - poor chain, which soon ran short of grease, and on hills, ground awful - on some, it went blank on strike, had to get off and push. We - Bird and I, got in an awful state, I had fully 1/4" sand and gravel and mud all over me, from front to back, and shirt, and hair and jigger-saddle had 1/2" on it and pounds under it. 
-RIM-, WRITE, WIR.E OR CALL + 
-_ANY HOUR - DAY OR NIGHT +Once I got quite mucked up, I did not care - just plugged through it and did the 17 in 1.20. But lor blimey, such a spectacle. It had rained for 15 out of the seventeen. Rode around to show the Boss. Then chucked buckets of water over the Bird. Then had a bath, trousers heavy as overcoat. Landlady grabbed them and shirt too - set to - washed them O.K. That's the sort of place I'm in. Felt bosker, mud and all, and none the worse. The water was squirting out of boot toes at every push, but, 0, for a gear case. Terrible strain, for a chain to churn gravel and water. Had some thrilling slides in the wet roads when pacing, but kept up to it. If we are here next weekend I will take tucker and billy and do it again. 
-'PHONE: Blackheath W459 br BOOKIM OFFICE: 4 doors from Gard mrs Inn Hotel (LOOK FOR THE NEON SIGN) + 
-SPE.= 5 or 8 PASSEIGER CARS. AVAILABLE LARGE OR SILL PARTIES CATERED FOR +Well, there it is - a day so long ago, and that same Bird, still with original '07 bearings is carrying round every day - smooth as ever. 
-FARES: NANANGRA:WALLS 30/1- per head (minimum 5 passengers) + 
-PERRY LOOKDOWN " " ./1 IT 11 +Here are a few more of the long ago - all in this same letter - and in the light of history - really amusing. Some car comment too! 
-JENDLAN STATE FOREST 20/- " " It TI + 
-'CARLON'S FARM  10/- " " IT " +"Saw a Henderson Mobike in Coma, it did 108 M. in 3 hours. Is that good? This town (Queanbeyan) is full of Lizzies - 1896 models - stacks of row and stacks of pace. Heard Hughes and federal members speak here - fowlhouse lot - awfu1ly like a club council meeting and THEY are the heads!! Hughes!!! gee!! Quite loyal meeting though - had 10 half washed kids armed with flags which they waved when Billy came in. So appropriate though. And a final note of social life. Saw Mary Pickford last night - bosker, came home to big log fire - and Mrs. Gardiner (the landlady) had some onions waiting in the ashes. Had 'em with batter - pepper, bread, tea, boskerGlass 54 outside. My board was round about 22/6d. p.w. 
-ItiE WILL BE PLEASED TO QUOTE TRIPS OR SPECIAL PARTIES ON  APPLICATION + 
-Here are a few more of the long Ago - -all in this same letter - and in the light of history - really amusing. Some car comment too! +Happy pre fission and commo days, when ignorance WAS bliss. 
-"Saw a Henderson Mobike in Coma, it did 108 M. in 3 hours. Is that good? This tam (Queanbeyan) is full of Lizzies - 1896 models - stacks of row and stacks of pace. Heard Hughes and federal members speak here - fowlhouse lot - awfu14r like a club council me eting and THEY are the heads:: Hughesgee:: Quite layal meeting though - had 10 half washed kids armed with flags-which they waved -then Billy came in. So appropriate though. And a final note of social life. Saw Mary Pickford last night - bosker, caw home to big log fire - and Mrs. Gardiner -(the landlady) bad some onions -waiting in the ashes. Had 'em with batter -- pepper, bread, tea, boskerGlass 54outside. My board was round about 22/6d. p.1s+ 
-Happy pre fission and comma days, when ignorance WAS bliss. +I found it very moving, living again in those days in these pages. Compare the 100% sincerity and simplicity in that country chap, my host, with the mountain of glamor and artificiality and swank without end amen - at another mountain of cost - Canberra today. What has a country gained when it loses that integrity. This chap was part of those illimitable hills, so blue, so green. 
-I found itvery moving, living again in those dev-S in these pages. Compare the 100% sincerity and simplicily in that country chap, ray host, with the mountain of glamor and artificiality and swank without end amen - at another mountain of cost - Canberra today. Mat has a country gained then it loses that integrity. This chap was part of those illimitable hills, so blue, so green. + 
-And here is another odd echo of progress in Queanbeyan. At that time at Gardiner' s, the queen and wit of the merrytable was the 12-year daughter, a real  bouncing 'buster and plump. As usual I ragged her, and once, quite baffled, she said "My gord, Mr. Tarr, don't you ever put your fingers in your ears - they'll get caught in the the els +And here is another odd echo of progress in Queanbeyan. At that time at Gardiner's, the queen and wit of the merry table was the 12-year daughter, a real bouncing buster and plump. As usual I ragged her, and once, quite baffled, she said "My gord, Mr. Tarr, don't you ever put your fingers in your ears - they'll get caught in the the wheels". 
-10+ 
-Fifteen years after, passing thrcugh I thought - are the Gardimr sstill about. Yes, a Miss Gardiner is in the big local store. After a few hitches finished upon first floor. Vast space filled with girls typing - could be the city. Encidry girl spoke, then walked away. Then came back with a Perfectly drcssed and innr nero,f4 lass, stranger to - but she put out her hand and said How is Mr. Tarr!!" +Fifteen years after, passing through I thought - are the Gardiner's still about. Yes, a Miss Gardiner is in the big local store. After a few hitches finished upon first floor. Vast space filled with girls typing - could be the city. Enquiry girl spoke, then walked away. Then came back with a perfectly dressed and mannered lass, stranger to me - but she put out her hand and said "How is Mr. Tarr!!" 
-Isn't "suspect tube is r.:',onepricoless. I -o ins alwus a verra serious bloke. And what a picture of on exultant schoolboy of 41 tender, not bender, -rears. Where where where where where could you fire, ,-Inother Yrs. Gardiner today?:: And in all th se miles, met NOT OM vehicle - the passionate dream of every motorist today, + 
-KOMILTNG CAVALCADE PART II. +Isn't "suspect tube is donepriceless. I was always a verra serious bloke. And what a picture of an exultant schoolboy of 41 tender, not bender, years. Where where where where where could you find another Mrs. Gardiner today?!! And in all these miles, met NOT ONE vehicle - the passionate dream of every motorist today. 
-Conbi_m_nui "TIMOUGH TIE C-RliNITE GORGES+ 
-- Harry Savage +=====Kowmung Cavalcade Part II.===== 
-(The S.B.VC..,FebruE.,ry 1933 + 
-JenolanCaves to rerranderie via Council Chambers Ck., the Hollanders, Tuglow and -Upper Kowmung Rivers. +====Continuing "Through The Granite Gorges".==== 
-Camp was reached again a-b twos and a rather belated dinner partaken ofIt then being too late in the day to continue our journey, we decided to stop overnight in Tuglow Hole and start off bright and early in the morning. For theonly time on the trip the sun was beaten cut of bed, and at six o'clock after a light breakfast we set off up the mountain side from Tuglow Hole. Seven o'clock found us blown and almost beaten; but on top. Shortly after reaching the top of the ridge Morong was sighted away on the left. It was a magnificent sight, + 
-but the marvellous beauty of these Falls is nob ar)-sarent unless close, as we were on the previau s day. The ridge fizzled right out about nine o'clock and left is faced with the alternative of climbing about nine hundred feet dawn into a ci-eok or stepping off what we thought to be a cliff. We took the creek and for two ho-i:t-s had the struggle of a lifetime, fighting and climbing through the almost iL,-penetrabl jungle undergrowth, to cover about one mile of country. +- Harry Savage (The S.B.W., February 1933
-The Kowraung was again entered at one of its most picturesque parts. For as fa:r as the eye could see, above nnd below, the river poured over tho everlasting granite in cascade after cascade, now steady, now boiling, but ever worldrfL, Onward tough a beautiful avenue of Casuarina trees, the first that had been seen Cu the trip. + 
-After lunch and a good long spell we started off again, and then the fun began.. Our last way out being left behind, the river began to play with us. It was very amusing for a little while; very - climbing up smooth slippery granite slopes anything up to fifty feet high and then hauling the Tiacks up on the rope, swinging round corners on the rope like trained steeple jacks, hopping down the river on gian-, stepping stones, occasionally slipping in, crossing, wading, climbing, jumping and then commeming the sequence afresh. That was all right for the firs', mile or so, but then it got past a joke altogether. +Jenolan Caves to Yerranderie via Council Chambers Ck., the Hollanders, Tuglow and Upper Kowmung Rivers. 
-High concave walls drove us up for about ,a hundred feet to find that it was practically impossible to get dawn again; than up again, Up a steep granite slide, + 
-11. +Camp was reached again at two, and a rather belated dinner partaken ofIt then being too late in the day to continue our journey, we decided to stop overnight in Tuglow Hole and start off bright and early in the morning. For the only time on the trip the sun was beaten out of bed, and at six o'clock after a light breakfast we set off up the mountain side from Tuglow Hole. Seven o'clock found us blown and almost beaten; but on top. Shortly after reaching the top of the ridge Morong was sighted away on the left. It was a magnificent sight, but the marvellous beauty of these Falls is not apparent unless close, as we were on the previous day. The ridge fizzled right out about nine o'clock and left us faced with the alternative of climbing about nine hundred feet down into a creek or stepping off what we thought to be a cliff. We took the creek and for two hours had the struggle of a lifetime, fighting and climbing through the almost impenetrable jungle undergrowth, to cover about one mile of country. 
-I went up first using toes, fingers, knees and ankles. Next step was to climb round the cliff face through a forest of prickly shrubs before a descent was possible down a giant's staircase in the shape of a granite waterdour-Se. Although back in the river once more the gorge was still impassable and another climb out was necessary up a severe cleft in the gorge face itself. This last effort was required to dodge a piece of riverhabout five yards long. The next sight almost justified the effort. The river divided round an immence granite island in the river, farming again in a large rock.-bound pool by way of miniature waterfalls, only to split again and join farther downstream. + 
-It vas well after four before we struck anything resembling a camp site in any'shapel form or deScription"Then one cyuld hardly call it a camp site. It was low; dangerously low; well below flood or even high water level. It was bounded by of granite on three sides, and faced a forty foot waterfall in the Kong on tYle other. There was just enough roam to pitch the small tent and to light a fire, but as we had no intention of sleeping in a tree it had to do. +The Kowmung was again entered at one of its most picturesque parts. For as far as the eye could see, above and below, the river poured over the everlasting granite in cascade after cascade, now steady, now boiling, but ever working onward tough a beautiful avenue of Casuarina trees, the first that had been seen on the trip. 
-Just before dark I climbed round the bend in the river to see if perhaps fate, after buffeting us a'it had done, had in any way relented and given us somewhere decent to sleep. It was wasted effort, all I found was a sheer rock wall aboUt a hundred feet high bounding the waterPal. Morning found as without ally idea of a plan for getting past the waterfall which completely blocked our passage, and we wound up by making a moa-t diffiault detour which took over an hour to complete -and carried us about another forty yards downstreamIn another two and a half hours + 
-we were approximately a mile farther down and completely baulked by Sheer walls andabout thirty feet of water in the river. This is the dead end of the granite proper and through the cleftthat the river uses to escape could be seen clear country, without a Sign of a granite outcrop in it. There was no alternative, it was a case of up and over. The left left hand side was tackled for no other reason than that the Boyd Range was on that sides and in case of being forced out perhaps we could scale the range which was about threethousand feet above the river level. The first five hundred feet was sheer murders climbing up a steep granite watercourse filled with loose slimy rocks, giantjungle vines, treacherous dlematis, nettles and black thistles. Then it became mcessa-nr-to leave the matercourse and zig-zag to the top - a thousand feet above the river. We had a waterless lunch on the top and were most cordially entertained by the local blowflies and bull ants. +After lunch and a good long spell we started off again, and then the fun began. Our last way out being left behind, the river began to play with us. It was very amusing for a little while; very - climbing up smooth slippery granite slopes anything up to fifty feet high and then hauling the packs up on the rope, swinging round corners on the rope like trained steeple jacks, hopping down the river on giant stepping stones, occasionally slipping in, crossing, wading, climbing, jumping and then commencing the sequence afresh. That was all right for the first mile or so, but then it got past a joke altogether. 
-Finding it impossible to make the Boyd Range we set off around the foothille, but were again for down into the river shortly after passing Hanrahan's Creek, a + 
-strong Stream which flows off the Boyd Plateau, and enters the Kowmung just short of Misery Ridge. Checking up it was discovered that we were about four hundred yards downstream from the Last gorge and it had taken us three hours and a climb up and dawn of about a thousand feet to do it. The country opened out rather well and about another four miles was made before camping for the night on another rotten campsite just above the river level. +High concave walls drove us up for about a hundred feet to find that it was practically impossible to get down again; than up again, up a steep granite slide, I went up first using toes, fingers, knees and ankles. Next step was to climb round the cliff face through a forest of prickly shrubs before a descent was possible down a giant's staircase in the shape of a granite watercourse. Although back in the river once more the gorge was still impassable and another climb out was necessary up a severe cleft in the gorge face itself. This last effort was required to dodge a piece of river about five yards long. The next sight almost justified the effort. The river divided round an immense granite island in the river, forming again in a large rock-bound pool by way of miniature waterfalls, only to split again and join farther downstream. 
-At six a mwe rolled out of bed on what me hoped was going to be the day + 
-of the trip. Setting"off we found the going to be more than peculiar - sometimes oVer nice green sward, then up and over big rocks and bluffs, through dense undergrowth, across the river and then back again, always expecting to find Larriganis Clieek, our way out to civilisation, at the next bend; and never finding it. At noon we struck the moat disconcerting pointof the day - an absolutely impassable +It was well after four before we struck anything resembling a camp site in any shape, form or description. Then one could hardly call it a camp site. It was low; dangerously low; well below flood or even high water level. It was bounded by walls of granite on three sides, and faced a forty foot waterfall in the Kowmung on the other. There was just enough roam to pitch the small tent and to light a fire, but as we had no intention of sleeping in a tree it had to do. 
-gorge of white slippery granite. Thete was one way - up and over - up the + 
-steep dangerous hillside through tangledundergrouth, nettles and thistles. It was +Just before dark I climbed round the bend in the river to see if perhaps fate, after buffeting us as it had done, had in any way relented and given us somewhere decent to sleep. It was wasted effort, all I found was a sheer rock wall about a hundred feet high bounding the waterfall. Morning found as without any idea of a plan for getting past the waterfall which completely blocked our passage, and we wound up by making a most difficult detour which took over an hour to complete and carried us about another forty yards downstreamIn another two and a half hours we were approximately a mile farther down and completely baulked by sheer walls and about thirty feet of water in the river. This is the dead end of the granite proper and through the cleft that the river uses to escape could be seen clear country, without a sign of a granite outcrop in it. There was no alternative, it was a case of up and over. The left hand side was tackled for no other reason than that the Boyd Range was on that side, and in case of being forced out perhaps we could scale the range which was about three thousand feet above the river level. The first five hundred feet was sheer murder, climbing up a steep granite watercourse filled with loose slimy rocks, giant jungle vines, treacherous clematis, nettles and black thistles. Then it became necessary to leave the watercourse and zig-zag to the top - a thousand feet above the river. We had a waterless lunch on the top and were most cordially entertained by the local blowflies and bull ants. 
-12. + 
-torture to en extreme. Just before one o 'clock we made the other side completely exhausted. +Finding it impossible to make the Boyd Range we set off around the foothills, but were again forced down into the river shortly after passing Hanrahan's Creek, a strong stream which flows off the Boyd Plateau, and enters the Kowmung just short of Misery Ridge. Checking up it was discovered that we were about four hundred yards downstream from the last gorge and it had taken us three hours and a climb up and down of about a thousand feet to do it. The country opened out rather well and about another four miles was made before camping for the night on another rotten campsite just above the river level. 
-After lunch ti-1.6 journey was resumed an nt ten past four, after a most strenuous afternoon, D'Innig,,--.)n'S-Creek was reached. The 1P, st night out was spent at Billy's Point Hole on the fir st bend past LannigPn's.  + 
-Bed was sought early that evening for we were nearly all in. But =_lthough tired out we were happy, for having come through the roughest and toughest part of the mountains we were nearly Imocking at the back door of civilisation after nine strenuous nerve-racking days. The last day proved to be the hardest of all. The heat of tl-E ,sun evc4-1 at the early hour of six was unbearable. +At six a.mwe rolled out of bed on what we hoped was going to be the day of the trip. Setting off we found the going to be more than peculiar - sometimes oVer nice green sward, then up and over big rocks and bluffs, through dense undergrowth, across the river and then back again, always expecting to find Lannigan's Creek, our way out to civilisation, at the next bend; and never finding it. At noon we struck the most disconcerting point of the day - an absolutely impassable gorge of white slippery granite. There was one way - up and over - up the steep dangerous hillside through tangled undergrowth, nettles and thistles. It was torture to an extreme. Just before one o'clock we made the other side completely exhausted. 
-Our fir st view of Yerranderie was gained from the -6add1e above the coasemi oh the range overlookLng the Tonalli River. Another three quarters of an hour brought us to the journey's end, friends and Yerranderie - a Mecca in a wilderness, + 
-I have heard this said of the Kowmung country - "the good Lord made a clerical error -when measuring up the surface of the globe and as this is the Last part He ever made, He had to stare i-b up on end to save wasting it." +After lunch the journey was resumed and at ten past four, after a most strenuous afternoon, Lannigan'Creek was reached. The last night out was spent at Billy's Point Hole on the first bend past Lannigan's. 
-It'll do inc for a definition. + 
-TE Hisroa OF THE ICTIMUNG- -WILL CONTINUE NEXT 1,1DNrH+Bed was sought early that evening for we were nearly all in. But although tired out we were happy, for having come through the roughest and toughest part of the mountains we were nearly knocking at the back door of civilisation after nine strenuous nerve-racking days. The last day proved to be the hardest of all. The heat of the sun even at the early hour of six was unbearable. 
-CHRISTMAS  CARDS FOR 1961. + 
-This year's card shows, in colour coastal scenery in The Royal ht.:Ai:mai +Our first view of Yerranderie was gained from the sadd1e above the coal seam on the range overlookLng the Tonalli River. Another three quarters of an hour brought us to the journey's end, friends and Yerranderie - a Mecca in a wilderness
-Park (from the original by Helen Barrett). + 
-Price         1/3d. each. 10/- for 8. 15/- for 12. +I have heard this said of the Kowmung country - "the good Lord made a clerical error when measuring up the surface of the globe and as this is the last part He ever made, He had to stand it up on end to save wasting it." 
-Also available are some of last year' s card:of Mt. durrockbilly+ 
-Pleaseyour friends and help publicise the work ofthe National Parks ssoci ation+It'll do me for a definition. 
-A RUGGED TRIP FOR BUOYANT WALKS+ 
-DECEMBER 1-2-3 Whalan's Hut Morong Falls - Kormung Gorge (Morong Deep Bard Range - Whalan's Hut. +---- 
-If you have read "Kawmung Cavalcade" (Part I in the October S.B.11V., Part II in this issue) you'll have some idea of the grand gorge sceneryand the countless cascades and waterfalls, and you'll have some clues on the modern way of doing the Kowmung  Here's your chance to try it. Starters must be able to swim. Packs should be light and waterproofed, preferably with an inner bag. + 
-See Leader Will Hilder for farther details, and for transport arrangements. +The history of the KOwmung will continue next month
-Maps: Myles DUnphy'Ka_.nangra Tops and Environs and The Blue Mountains and Burragorang Tourist Map. + 
-Extracted from our files September, 1961 :- +---- 
-"an writing to report on nry experiences with the Golden Era three (3) man tent I used recently in the snow. + 
-"I climbed the ridge that runs off Mt. Piper above the gap and pitched the tent in a north-south direction on the eastern fall just on the tree line. I selected a spot Slightly dlevnted but with a mind break of guns and hung the tent on a nylon rope between two trees on four feet of snow. Using dead timber I staked the tent out and buried the walls Launder the snow leaving the roof portion about 6"clear of the snow surface at the eyelets. In a strong wind I double staked and also Stayed the suspending rope against the pressure from the vest. The rent remained secure in heavy gusts ind with the flaps at both ends tied, no flow of air Passed through the tent. I stayed four days in this spot with temperatures varying from 25 to +__N.P.A. Christmas cards for 1961.__ 
-36+ 
-"I found the small pnimus a most valuable part of my equipment. With-all the disturbance outside the flamebf the stove burnee without a flicker. I took careful notice of the effect of the btovon the tempeeature and faXnd that the tempe-rature inside measured at the far end of the tent rose one degree per mimate up to 500 + 
-"It was a strange feeling to lie in comparative peace inside a small canopy of fabric while outside the mind roared across the frozen ridge. "Altogether I spent a vnrywonderful six days. The isolation, but with it the sense of fellowship with the simple rugged beauty, was a great tonic. Each evening I returned to my mountain top abode feeling it was home." +This year's card shows, in colourcoastal scenery in The Royal National Park (from the original by Helen Barrett). 
-tS". + 
-+Price1/3d. each. 10/- for 8. 15/- for 12. 
-N ; + 
-UI +Also available are some of last year's card of Mt. Currockbilly. 
-We like this kind of appreciation and trust that you will find it inte e a + 
-oo can re A 15 sb PALLIN Ltd+Please your friends and help publicise the work of the National Parks Association
-Pty. + 
-Lightweight Camp Gear +---- 
-201 CASTLEREAGH St SYDNEY + 
-_ B102685 +__A Rugged Trip For Walkers.__ 
-+ 
-...,..nor + 
-DE +December 1-2-3 Whalan's Hut Morong Falls - Kormung Gorge (Morong Deep) Boyd Range - Whalan's Hut. 
-04000,, + 
-14+If you have read "Kowmung Cavalcade" (Part I in the October S.B.W., Part II in this issue) you'll have some idea of the grand gorge sceneryand the countless cascades and waterfalls, and you'll have some clues on the modern way of doing the KowmungHere's your chance to try it. Starters must be able to swim. Packs should be light and waterproofed, preferably with an inner bag. 
-EXTRACTS FROM LETTERS TO THE EDITCR. + 
-DMA COLLEC Dear Sir, +See Leader Wilf Hilder for further details, and for transport arrangements. 
-It seems, reading Allen Strom's letter in las-b month's magazine, that we selfish bushwallr s have exhibited bad taste and ignorance in opposing roads and buildings in a natural park. I am neither won nor influenced by these views. My impression of bu shwalkers in our 'club is that they nre both well: nforted and logical; but Allenis one of us, and he is entitled to his opinion  + 
-It i s my impression that a surpring number of bushWalkers take acontinuing interest in-conservtition, and that a very big propnrtiqn of leading. 'conservatiorlsts are drawn from their ranks. +Maps: Myles DUnphy'Kanangra Tops and Environs and The Blue Mountains and Burragorang Tourist Map. 
-We are accused of wanting to that parks can only be enjoyed by If the people have to step out of are being "excluded". I suppose have to be air-conditioned befo:re"push the publicout of the parks". I gather the people when'7- (-)a,c-is, ,andu + 
--b. ildings are provided. +=====Paddy Made.===== 
-their cars, of come out from under aroof, they i-b won't be long before both cars and buildings anyone  can "enjoy" nature in the parks.   + 
-I believe that it has always been the opinion of most tu sh-walkes, in our club at least., that some areas should be left in a primitive, or natural, state. +Extracted from our files September, 1961:- 
-All the best scenic attractiona, from Coolangatta to KosCiusko and from Bondi to Bourke are roaded and built upon, and are within easy motoring distance of hotels and.. motels. Only small remnanbs remain free of roads and buildings, and some of these are in that con,dition only because bushwalkers have fought to leep them so. They are sought by the tourist only because they are as yet unspoiled. + 
-Bouddi is a perfect example. The description "natural" is not "redundant" those -bushwalkers who -worked for its reservation.  To keep this beautiful spot natural was the sole purpose of their efforts, and they were not adc iicted to bad taste or ignorance. Bouddi is now the last undeveloped coastal area in asea of subdivislonsArvone can see it as it i s, and walk through it in about half an hair if they wart to. Why must a road and building be -placed in the middle of it? .. +"am writing to report on my experiences with the Golden Era three (3) man tent I used recently in the snow. 
-'Whether it is the Domain, the Botanic Gardens, _National :Park, Bouddi or Bong Bong, riature falls flat before the almighty automObile'. Roads tear through the bush and gash the hillsides.. They will be lird with beer bottlesand old mattresses, and they will leEA to nice big buildir_rs with all Mod cons. . .1 T + 
-and FROM CUE HALLSTROM+"I climbed the ridge that runs off Mt. Piper above the gap and pitched the tent in a north-south direction on the eastern fall just on the tree line. I selected a spot slightly elevated but with a wind break of gums and hung the tent on a nylon rope between two trees on four feet of snow. Using dead timber I staked the tent out and buried the walls in under the snow leaving the roof portion about 6" clear of the snow surface at the eyelets. In a strong wind I double staked and also stayed the suspending rope against the pressure from the west. The tent remained secure in heavy gusts and with the flaps at both ends tied, no flow of air passed through the tent. I stayed four days in this spot with temperatures varying from 25° to 36°. 
- i..BushwalliBrs 1inow of old that most motr i'itts are only too interested in following aroad irre speCti ve of where. i4/.. rrnP,77 lead., as 7_ong as the scenery passed has satisfied a certain exploring ego.. + 
-"On reaching an advantage points-iriiespective of whether it  is well within the borders of a reserve or on the out siQrts, little respect is forthcoming because thei-e has never been the  training the sai rb as a Bush -walker is given in his initial stages  as a prospective member. +"I found the small primus a most valuable part of my equipment. With all the disturbance outside the flame of the stove burned without a flicker. I took careful notice of the effect of the stove on the temperature and found that the temperature inside measured at the far end of the tent rose one degree per minute up to 50°. 
-15. + 
-No or Itith any sound reasoning would suggest that ap-torists be deprived of +"It was a strange feeling to lie in comparative peace inside a small canopy of fabric while outside the wind roared across the frozen ridge. 
--- + 
-enjoying the beauty and peace-fulness of the bush: but or does object to the litter that is strewn around by them vrith absolutely no care of what damage might be caused by carelessly lighting fires and leaving tl-IBm unattended or participating in sheer vandalism for the want of passing the time away. +"Altogether I spent a very wonderful six days. The isolation, but with it the sense of fellowship with the simple rugged beauty, was a great tonic. Each evening I returned to my mountain top abode feeling it was home." 
-..... I feel sure that L.Tra, Ding eldeiIcao-wirg him to have been a lover of + 
-the bush in its primitive state, would not permit any form of structure to be built on his behalf, to be turned into a mockery by pe_ople devoid of bush sense to transform the site into an untidy vandalised disgraceful state. +We like this kind of appreciation and trust that you will find it interesting also. Of courseyou too can rely on Paddymade! 
-It is true that National Reserves belong to the general public bnd from what is seen of the behaviour of the general public in the past, the honorary ranger have no end of trouble in effecting law and order. + 
-Bushwalkim Movement has accomplished a great deal of success in the past 3rears in enticing the Governments of the day to implement legislation for more National Parks and Reserves that the no ed of the Nation be met, and at no time +Paddy Pallin Pty. Ltd. Lightweight Camp Gear
-could it be said that the Bushwalkers in the main were selfida in wanting these same parks for themselves.    + 
-TiTONDAFINE EARIONG KOOLMONG+201 Castlereagh St SydneyBM2685
-Sunday30th July, 196.1.+ 
 +=====Extracts From Letters To The Editor.===== 
 + 
 +====From Alex Colley:==== 
 + 
 +Dear Sir, 
 + 
 +It seems, reading Allen Strom's letter in last month's magazine, that we selfish bushwalkers have exhibited bad taste and ignorance in opposing roads and buildings in a natural park. I am neither won nor influenced by these views. My impression of bushwalkers in our club is that they are both well informed and logical; but Allen is one of us, and he is entitled to his opinion... 
 +  
 +It is my impression that a surprising number of bushwalkers take a continuing interest in conservation, and that a very big proportion of leading conservationists are drawn from their ranks. 
 + 
 +We are accused of wanting to "push the public out of the parks". I gather that parks can only be enjoyed by the people when roads and buildings are provided. If the people have to step out of their cars, or come our from under a roof, they are being "excluded". I suppose it won't be long before both cars and buildings have to be air-conditioned before anyone  can "enjoy" nature in the parks. 
 + 
 +I believe that it has always been the opinion of most bushwalkers, in our club at least, that some areas should be left in a primitive, or natural, state. 
 + 
 +All the best scenic attractions, from Coolangatta to Kosciusko and from Bondi to Bourke are roaded and built upon, and are within easy motoring distance of hotels and motels. Only small remnants remain free of roads and buildings, and some of these are in that condition only because bushwalkers have fought to keep them so. They are sought by the tourist only because they are as yet unspoiled. 
 + 
 +Bouddi is a perfect example. The description "natural" is not "redundant" to those bushwalkers who worked for its reservation. To keep this beautiful spot natural was the sole purpose of their efforts, and they were not addicted to bad taste or ignorance. Bouddi is now the last undeveloped coastal area in a sea of subdivisionsAnyone can see it as it is, and walk through it in about half an hour if they want to. Why must a road and building be placed in the middle of it?... 
 + 
 +Whether it is the Domain, the Botanic Gardens, National Park, Bouddi or Bong Bong, nature falls flat before the almighty automobile. Roads tear through the bush and gash the hillsides. They will be lined with beer bottles and old mattresses, and they will lead to nice big buildings with all mod cons..." 
 + 
 +====and from Clem Hallstrom.==== 
 + 
 +..."Bushwalkers know of old that most motorists are only too interested in following a road irrespective of where it may lead, as long as the scenery passed has satisfied a certain exploring ego. 
 + 
 +"On reaching an advantage point, irrespective of whether it is well within the borders of a reserve or on the outskirts, little respect is forthcoming because there has never been the training the same as a Bushwalker is given in his initial stages  as a prospective member. 
 + 
 +No one with any sound reasoning would suggest that motorists be deprived of enjoying the beauty and peacefulness of the bush: but one does object to the litter that is strewn around by them with absolutely no care of what damage might be caused by carelessly lighting fires and leaving them unattended or participating in sheer vandalism for the want of passing the time away. 
 + 
 +..... I feel sure that A.W. Dingeldeiknowing him to have been a lover of the bush in its primitive state, would not permit any form of structure to be built on his behalf, to be turned into a mockery by people devoid of bush sense to transform the site into an untidy vandalised disgraceful state. 
 + 
 +It is true that National Reserves belong to the general public and from what is seen of the behaviour of the general public in the past, the honorary ranger have no end of trouble in effecting law and order. 
 + 
 +The Bushwalking Movement has accomplished a great deal of success in the past years in enticing the Governments of the day to implement legislation for more National Parks and Reserves that the need of the Nation be met, and at no time could it be said that the Bushwalkers in the main were selfish in wanting these same parks for themselves..." 
 + 
 +=====Wondabyne - Kariong - Koolewong.===== 
 + 
 +Sunday30th July, 1961. 
 - Reg Meakins. - Reg Meakins.
-Starters: Kath. Brown, Beverly Clark, Auri el mitchellirGrace Rigg, Bill Rowlands* and Reg Meakins (Leader). 
-The party travelled 'on the 8.15 'a m.-train- from Central. Later in the-year, when the days are longer, the 9.55 a m.--tran would be suitable, as the journey to Wornabyne is only an hall' and a quarter. 
-From Wondabym, it is an easy climb to the top of the main ridge, about 500 ft., with traces of an old track. At the top of the ridge there is a good track leading North towards Ht. Kariongo with fine vie' ws of Mooney Creek, Brisbane Water and the Pacific 'Ocean. 
-After about valet the track turns East for about 71- miles. The present party followed the track, but an interesting variation at this-point muld be to continue Ncrth along the top ofthe main ridge and then Eastwards on to Mt. Kariong. The best water supply on this trip is a stream vhich is crossed about a mile before the track reaches Mt, Kariorg and the party had an early lunch at this spot. 
-After lunch, we explcred a little wag' down this delightful stream, then continued along the track to the place where it is close beside Mb. Kariong. Heiie we left the packs and climbed "IV through thick scrub. The top (823 feet) is overgrown and the best views are from rock ledges on the slopes. 
-There is a club rifle ran-7e on the Ncrth side of Mt. Kariong and although-this is not usually used on Surrlays it is desirable to check with Mr. Harry Monk (Woy Woy 234) befcre planning this walk. 
-16. 
-From Mt. Kariong we continued North East and East along the tr-5,ck, and then North along the Woy Woy Road for about a mile. Fr OM here. to the Lyre Trig (795 feet) it is only a thcrt distance bit there are some thick groves of Hakea Acicularis be negotiated. The ridges from Lyre to the Tascott-Koolewong Road are easy going and fran Tascott to Koolewong there is a pleasant old earth road (about :tenth class) on the Western side at' the railway Um. 
-During the trip the party showed considerable interest in the wild flowers, and greatly enjoyed the- fire displays of Boronia ledifolia. and many of the heath" family. Some Eriostemon shrubs were just beginning to flower, and a few. Small specimens of Native Rose Bomnia were observed. 
-Da WALKS. 
-NOVVBER. 19 Coalcliff Stairwell Tops - Kelly's Falls - Otford Werong Bulgo - fibford. 13 miles. 
-Plenty of ups and downs on this walk, which explores part of the Illawarr- a Coastal Ranges axd come s -out on to -the Coast before returning to Otford. 
-8.38 a m. Wollongong train from Sydry Steam Station to Coalcliff. Ticlets.: Coalcliff Return at 12/3d. 
-Map: Part Hacking Tourist* 
-Leader: _Jim Brown. 
-NOVIEER 26 Lilyvale - Burning Palms - Otford. 8 miles. 
-An-excellent Summertime outir3g, and there's bound to be time for sUrfing at Burning Palms. So rre lovely forest in the 'Garrawarra Primitive Area. 
-8.38 a m. Wollongong train frog 4rdrBy Steam Station to Lilyvale. Tickets: Oatford Return at, 6/.8d .but alight at Lilyvale. Map; Port Hacking Tourist., 
-Leader: Irene Pridham. 
-DECEMBER 3 Heat,hcote - Heathcate Creek - Waterfall." - 8 miles. 
-An -ea* walk passing several gdod 'swimming' holes, particulairly at 
-Moorabinda and Kingfisher Pools. I The leader proposed to have tea out before catching the train home from-Waterfall.* 
-8.50 a m. Cronulla train from Certral-Electric Statfont to Sutherland* CHIME there for rail- motor." to Heathcote." 7, 
-Tickets; Waterfall Return at 5/9d*, but "alight at Heath cote. Map: Pant Hacking Tourist. or Camden.1/11.1.itary. 
-Leader:- jack Gentle.- 
  
-DECEMBER 10 Waterfall - Kangaroo Creek - Heathcote. 8rni1.es. +Starters: Kath Brown, Beverly Clark, Auriel Mitchell, Grace Rigg, Bill Rowlands and Reg Meakins (Leader). 
-Last week'Walk explored t1i,s district but,  on the Western Side of the railway line. This walk tralierdes couitry to the East  'of the railway + 
- line in the Royal Natio-nal Park. Pleasant :walking and fairly ear going. Transport arrangements are exactly the same as last week, except that you alight at Waterfall. +The party travelled on the 8.15 a.m. train from Central. Later in the year, when the days are longer, the 9.55 a.m. train would be suitable, as the journey to Wondabyne is only an hour and a quarter. 
-Ticlet s  Waterfall- Return at 5/9d.. MapPort Hacking -Toutiest + 
-leader: Dick Child. +From Wondabyne, it is an easy climb to the top of the main ridge, about 500 ft., with traces of an old track. At the top of the ridge there is a good track leading North towards Mt. Kariong, with fine views of Mooney Creek, Brisbane Water and the Pacific Ocean. 
-YEAR AGO+ 
- John Bookluck. +After about 1 1/2 miles the track turns East for about 3/4 miles. The present party followed the track, but an interesting variation at this point would be to continue North along the top of the main ridge and then Eastwards on to Mt. Kariong. The best water supply on this trip is a stream which is crossed about a mile before the track reaches Mt. Kariong and the party had an early lunch at this spot. 
-Blood rushed to my head. Flushed I strairBd up the rocky side cut of Galong Creek. Each step dragged. Sweat gathered and the shoulder straps cut deep into the muscles. I sought relief by trying to ease them off the shoulders. There was nom. The climb up seemed endle as. The top alveys turned out to be a shelf. Was there a top? To get there I must plod on to where relief and success lie. I wasn't over enthusiastic for its rewards at the Dresent. A look to the right convinced me there was ro great hurry. Driune to any sticks or stoma protruding lay a prospective stretched out flat. Success can wait, and I sank on to good earth to join him. + 
-"You won't bring your sluicing Pan and geology hammer in future?" I queried. +After lunch, we explored a little way down this delightful stream, then continued along the track to the place where it is close beside Mt. Kariong. Here we left the packs and climbed up through thick scrub. The top (823 feet) is overgrown and the best views are from rock ledges on the slopes. 
-He didn't answer but kept staring blankly into space. Being a prospective couldn't have word erfu.1 thoughts like us members   this is my iasr walk. Then my thcu&hts drifted    what could I leave behind? I remember asking that question long before going overseas. The answer is still the same; tiothing. If only gravity could be reversed I thought. How unlikely and yet a year ago it was. Then I was seriously contemplating putting rocks into the rucksack    nature never compromises. + 
-It -Was a drab grey dqy with possibility of rain looming,as Often it is in Scotland, when I left the beautiful hostel with its oak floors, polished panels and airy rooms where once dwelled the Laird, to set off along the track to Ben Lomond. Although the track was well worn by couiitle ss-likers (and walkers) not a soul I passed. As I gained height so did the barometer 'fall. Soon it begn rain. Nearing the top the wind gained momentum. In fact I felt almost air bound +There is a club rifle range on the North side of Mt. Kariong and although this is not usually used on Sundays it is desirable to check with Mr. Harry Monk (Woy Woy 234) before planning this walk. 
- (if only walking was like this at home). The delights of being air bound soon wore off. + 
-Wind and rain never go hand in hand with walking. Wind drove rain down myneck. Next it fought furiously with my groundsheet and won. Up it went li a. skirt in the wind until it shrouded itself about riv face blinding me. I swore, counted ten backwards and again became master. +From Mt. Kariong we continued North East and East along the track, and then North along the Woy Woy Road for about a mile. From here to the Lyre Trig (795 feet) it is only a short distance but there are some thick groves of Hakea Acicularis be negotiated. The ridges from Lyre to the Tascott-Koolewong Road are easy going and from Tascott to Koolewong there is a pleasant old earth road (about tenth class) on the Western side of the railway line. 
-The view wasn't much; just clouds and rain that could be seeh amrwhere. So I sat down resigned to my fate while rain ran down my forehead, through my brows, to drop on to the cheeks and slowly rim down to my moustache where it picked up further various flavours and dripped on to a sandwich. It didn't taste very nice.+ 
 +During the trip the party showed considerable interest in the wild flowers, and greatly enjoyed the fire displays of Boronia ledifolia and many of the heath family. Some Eriostemon shrubs were just beginning to flower, and a few small specimens of Native Rose Boronia were observed. 
 + 
 +=====Day Walks.===== 
 + 
 +|November 19|Coalcliff - Stairwell Tops - Kelly's Falls - Otford - Werong - Bulgo - Otford. 13 miles. Plenty of ups and downs on this walk, which explores part of the Illawarra Coastal Ranges and comes out on to the Coast before returning to Otford. 8.38 a.m. Wollongong train from Sydney Steam Station to Coalcliff. Tickets: Coalcliff Return at 12/3d. Map: Part Hacking Tourist. Leader: Jim Brown.| 
 +|November 26|Lilyvale - Burning Palms - Otford. 8 miles. An excellent Summertime outing, and there's bound to be time for surfing at Burning Palms. Some lovely forest in the Garrawarra Primitive Area. 8.38 a.m. Wollongong train from Sydney Steam Station to Lilyvale. Tickets: Otford Return at 6/.8d., but alight at Lilyvale. Map; Port Hacking Tourist. Leader: Irene Pridham.| 
 +|December 3|Heathcote - Heathcote Creek - Waterfall. - 8 miles. An easy walk passing several good swimming holes, particularly at Miara, Moorabinda and Kingfisher Pools. The leader proposed to have tea out before catching the train home from Waterfall. 8.50 a.m. Cronulla train from Central Electric Station to Sutherland. Change there for rail motor to Heathcote. Tickets: Waterfall Return at 5/9d., but alight at Heathcote. Map: Port Hacking Tourist or Camden Military. Leader: Jack Gentle.| 
 +|December 10|Waterfall - Kangaroo Creek - Heathcote. 8 miles. Last week'walk explored this district but on the Western Side of the railway line. This walk traverses country to the East of the railway line in the Royal National Park. Pleasant walking and fairly easy going. Transport arrangements are exactly the same as last week, except that you alight at Waterfall. Tickets: Waterfall return at 5/9d. MapPort Hacking TouristLeader: Dick Child.| 
 + 
 +=====Year Ago.===== 
 + 
 +John Bookluck. 
 + 
 +Blood rushed to my head. Flushed I strained up the rocky side cut of Galong Creek. Each step dragged. Sweat gathered and the shoulder straps cut deep into the muscles. I sought relief by trying to ease them off the shoulders. There was none. The climb up seemed endless. The top always turned out to be a shelf. Was there a top? To get there I must plod on to where relief and success lie. I wasn't over enthusiastic for its rewards at the present. A look to the right convinced me there was no great hurry. Immune to any sticks or stones protruding lay a prospective stretched out flat. Success can wait, and I sank on to good earth to join him. 
 + 
 +"You won't bring your sluicing pan and geology hammer in future?" I queried. 
 + 
 +He didn't answer but kept staring blankly into space. Being a prospective he couldn't have wonderful thoughts like us members... this is my LAST walk. Then my thoughts drifted... what could I leave behind? I remember asking that question long before going overseas. The answer is still the same; nothing. If only gravity could be reversed I thought. How unlikely and yet a year ago it was. Then I was seriously contemplating putting rocks into the rucksack... nature never compromises. 
 + 
 +It was a drab grey day with possibility of rain looming, as often it is in Scotland, when I left the beautiful hostel with its oak floors, polished panels and airy rooms where once dwelled the Laird, to set off along the track to Ben Lomond. Although the track was well worn by countless hikers (and walkers) not a soul I passed. As I gained height so did the barometer fall. Soon it began to rain. Nearing the top the wind gained momentum. In fact I felt almost air bound... (if only walking was like this at home). The delights of being air bound soon wore off. 
 + 
 +Wind and rain never go hand in hand with walking. Wind drove rain down my neck. Next it fought furiously with my groundsheet and won. Up it went like skirt in the wind until it shrouded itself about my face blinding me. I swore, counted ten backwards and again became master. 
 + 
 +The view wasn't much; just clouds and rain that could be seen anywhere. So I sat down resigned to my fate while rain ran down my forehead, through my brows, to drop on to the cheeks and slowly run down to my moustache where it picked up further various flavours and dripped on to a sandwich. It didn't taste very nice. 
 After lunch I met some intrepid students from Manchester University, one of whom gave me a piece of crunchy bar and asked questions. Did she think I was the wild colonial boy? After lunch I met some intrepid students from Manchester University, one of whom gave me a piece of crunchy bar and asked questions. Did she think I was the wild colonial boy?
-Nearing the bottom of Ben Lomond 'a waterlogged base the sun came out and smiled, revealing a beautiful violet tinge in the heather on the green round hills while the wet road sparkled joyfully as it led us to another warm and dry hostel all panelled in oak    
-18, 
-COIENG  SOCIAL EMITS  
-NOMB-a, 22ND - "Tircugh the Centre with the Bushiest -NOVMDER 29TH - Auction in tI Clubroon. 
-DECE1BER 8TH - 
-DON'T IUSS 
-The Christmas Party By the See Dance 
-at North Sydney Coureil Chambers. 
-Pleas-wit surroundings Handy to Transport No Parking Problems 
-ERRATA.  
-Somehow Hcarabiner and sling" came out as "carabiner and string" in last north's magazines describing Snow Brown's forthcoming Dare Brook trip and the safety gear needed for it. 
-We are happy to rcbort that  the stri:ng was not needed (for the five abseils) and the party made a successful though frigid trip. 
-We hope to have more details when the leader 's hands stop shaking, and he can jot down a few notes fcr us. 
-NO1TEEE1R 17-18-19 Tfatoonba - Carlon's Goolara Peak - Cronje Ridge.- Cox's River - Little River - Katoomba. 
-A ridge and river trip in ti-B best part of Cox's River country. Fine vie 77S of the Grand Bluffs, -pleasant talking along Cox's and Little River. 
-Maps: Myles Dunphy' s, Gaxigerang Map. Leader:- Ben Esgate. 
  
 +Nearing the bottom of Ben Lomond's waterlogged base the sun came out and smiled, revealing a beautiful violet tinge in the heather on the green round hills while the wet road sparkled joyfully as it led us to another warm and dry hostel all panelled in oak...
 +
 +=====Coming Social Events.=====
 +
 +November 22nd - "Through the Centre with the Bushies"
 +
 +November 29th - Auction in the Clubroom.
 +
 +December 8th - __Don't miss__ the Christmas Party "By the Sea" Dance at North Sydney Council Chambers. Pleasant surroundings. Handy to Transport. No Parking Problems!!!!
 +
 +=====Errata.=====
 + 
 +Somehow "carabiner and sling" came out as "carabiner and string" in last month's magazine, describing Snow Brown's forthcoming Danae Brook trip and the safety gear needed for it.
 +
 +We are happy to report that the string was not needed (for the five abseils) and the party made a successful though frigid trip.
 +
 +We hope to have more details when the leader's hands stop shaking, and he can jot down a few notes for us.
 +
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 +|November 17-18-19|Katoomba - Carlon's - Goolara Peak - Cronje Ridge - Cox's River - Little River - Katoomba. A ridge and river trip in the best part of Cox's River country. Fine views of the Grand Bluffs, pleasant walking along Cox's and Little River. Maps: Myles Dunphy's Gangerang Map. Leader: Ben Esgate.|
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