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 What a pretty spot this was though, on the banks of a little circular lake (or tarn) about 20 metres diameter and not much more than 60 cm deep, and quite warm. Invitations were superfluous; it was off with the clothes and into it. After cleaning up, several of us sat on a rock on the bank killing and/or flicking flies into the pond and watching the trout fingerlings gobble them up. The horse flies were more than a mouthful for some of them though. They had to either shake them into pieces or leave them for the larger fish. What a pretty spot this was though, on the banks of a little circular lake (or tarn) about 20 metres diameter and not much more than 60 cm deep, and quite warm. Invitations were superfluous; it was off with the clothes and into it. After cleaning up, several of us sat on a rock on the bank killing and/or flicking flies into the pond and watching the trout fingerlings gobble them up. The horse flies were more than a mouthful for some of them though. They had to either shake them into pieces or leave them for the larger fish.
  
-3oon it was time to erect tents, make dinner and settle into the usual routine of activity involved in feeding oneself, talking, joking, and finally drifting off to bed.+Soon it was time to erect tents, make dinner and settle into the usual routine of activity involved in feeding oneself, talking, joking, and finally drifting off to bed.
  
 To be continued. To be continued.
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 |Zingarelli, Cristina, 21/95 Ocean Street, Woollahra, 2025|326 1806| |Zingarelli, Cristina, 21/95 Ocean Street, Woollahra, 2025|326 1806|
      
-=====Song from Maurie Bloom's Christmas-New Year Snowy Mountains Walk.=====+ 
 +=====Song from Maurie Bloom's Christmas - New Year Snowy Mountains Walk.=====
  
 by Michael Reynolds. by Michael Reynolds.
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 (To be sung to the tune of "Old King Cole"). (To be sung to the tune of "Old King Cole").
  
-1. Now Maurie Bloom set out one day on a Christmas-New Year trip. +1. Now Maurie Bloom set out one day on a Christmas-New Year trip.\\ 
-He led the way, but we had to pay with his terrible corny wit. +He led the way, but we had to pay with his terrible corny wit.\\ 
-He made us get up in the dark, and breakfast with the dawn - +He made us get up in the dark, and breakfast with the dawn -\\ 
-"Moving off at eight." said Maurie. +"Moving off at eight." said Maurie.\\ 
-Jolly good friends are few,+Jolly good friends are few,\\
 If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.! If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.!
  
-2. Now Peter Sharp set out one day, and he brought his rod and line. +2. Now Peter Sharp set out one day, and he brought his rod and line.\\ 
-Up to his knees in the creeks that freeze, having a lovely time. +Up to his knees in the creeks that freeze, having a lovely time.\\ 
-He casts his lure into the flood, and winds it in again - +He casts his lure into the flood, and winds it in again -\\ 
-"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna?" +"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna?"\\ 
-"Moving off at eight," said Maurie. +"Moving off at eight," said Maurie.\\ 
-Jolly good friends are few,+Jolly good friends are few,\\
 If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.! If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.!
  
-3. Now Oliver Crawford, he set out with a tent enough for three. +3. Now Oliver Crawford, he set out with a tent enough for three.\\ 
-He quickly found two ladies fair to share his space, you see. +He quickly found two ladies fair to share his space, you see.\\ 
-"In my menage a trois," he said, "there's now no vacancy." +"In my menage a trois," he said, "there's now no vacancy."\\ 
-"One, two, three and we all roll over," +"One, two, three and we all roll over,"\\ 
-"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna?" +"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna?"\\ 
-"Moving off at eight," said Maurie. +"Moving off at eight," said Maurie.\\ 
-Jolly good friends are few,+Jolly good friends are few,\\
 If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.! If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.!
  
-4. Bob Niven he set out one day but he didn't bring his wife. +4. Bob Niven he set out one day but he didn't bring his wife.\\ 
-He didn't bring his wine-skin, and he didn't bring his knife. +He didn't bring his wine-skin, and he didn't bring his knife.\\ 
-Now everybody's wondering what he will lose today. +Now everybody's wondering what he will lose today.\\ 
-"Has anybody seen my tent?" said Robert. +"Has anybody seen my tent?" said Robert.\\ 
-"One, two, three and we all roll over," +"One, two, three and we all roll over,"\\ 
-"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna," +"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna,"\\ 
-"Moving off at eight," said Maurie. +"Moving off at eight," said Maurie.\\ 
-Jolly good friends are few,+Jolly good friends are few,\\
 If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.! If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.!
  
-5. Now Jan Mohandas, he set out with a bottle of sun-tan cream. +5. Now Jan Mohandas, he set out with a bottle of sun-tan cream.\\ 
-It must be good, 'cause his sun-tan is the best you've ever seen, +It must be good, 'cause his sun-tan is the best you've ever seen,\\ 
-But how it works we're not quite sure, because he seems to be +But how it works we're not quite sure, because he seems to be\\ 
-Most of the day sitting in the shade, waiting for you and me. +Most of the day sitting in the shade, waiting for you and me.\\ 
-"Left-right-left," says Jan Mohandas. +"Left-right-left," says Jan Mohandas.\\ 
-"Has anybody seen my tent," says Robert. +"Has anybody seen my tent," says Robert.\\ 
-"One, two, three and we all roll over," +"One, two, three and we all roll over,"\\ 
-"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna?" +"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna?"\\ 
-"Moving off at eight," says Maurie - +"Moving off at eight," says Maurie -\\ 
-Jolly good friends are few,+Jolly good friends are few,\\
 If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.! If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.!
  
-6. Now seventeen walkers all set out, with many a groan and grumble. +6. Now seventeen walkers all set out, with many a groan and grumble.\\ 
-This light-weight food is all very well, but it makes your stomach rumble. +This light-weight food is all very well, but it makes your stomach rumble.\\ 
-We appear next week at the Opera House as the Freeze-dried Wind Ensemble - +We appear next week at the Opera House as the Freeze-dried Wind Ensemble -\\ 
-"I want to walk at the front," says everyone! +"I want to walk at the front," says everyone!\\ 
-"Left-right-left," says Jan Mohandas. +"Left-right-left," says Jan Mohandas.\\ 
-"Has anybody seen my tent," says Robert. +"Has anybody seen my tent," says Robert.\\ 
-"One, two, three and we all roll over." +"One, two, three and we all roll over."\\ 
-"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna?" +"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna?"\\ 
-"Moving off at eight," says Maurie. +"Moving off at eight," says Maurie.\\ 
-Jolly good friends are few,+Jolly good friends are few,\\
 If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.! If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.!
  
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 Anyhow it made me realize what it must be like to be always down the back. It seems inevitable that you slip further and further behind. After a while it becomes difficult to see where the leaders have gone, so you start crossing at the wrong place, ending up in the middle of the stream, going bush too soon and coming back down too late. Then there is the problem of what to do about the people who are even slower than you are. Should you flounder around together, or just look after yourself as you would if you were fit? Everyone knows that the easiest way to keep up is to get in behind the leader, and that the hardest is at the very end. So it's strange that on many walks you will find the most competent walkers in the easiest places and getting the maximum length of rest breaks, while the stragglers are looking after their companions as well as themselves. Anyhow it made me realize what it must be like to be always down the back. It seems inevitable that you slip further and further behind. After a while it becomes difficult to see where the leaders have gone, so you start crossing at the wrong place, ending up in the middle of the stream, going bush too soon and coming back down too late. Then there is the problem of what to do about the people who are even slower than you are. Should you flounder around together, or just look after yourself as you would if you were fit? Everyone knows that the easiest way to keep up is to get in behind the leader, and that the hardest is at the very end. So it's strange that on many walks you will find the most competent walkers in the easiest places and getting the maximum length of rest breaks, while the stragglers are looking after their companions as well as themselves.
  
-There is even one tyrant, who shall remain nameless, who bans conversation among the less fleet. I suppose that ideally everyone likes to walk at their own pace and sometimes there is just too much variety of speed to keep everyone together. +There is even one tyrant, who shall remain nameless, who bans conversation among the less fleet. I suppose that ideally everyone likes to walk at their own pace and sometimes there is just too much variety of speed to keep everyone together. So by the time I got to the deep pool at the top of the gorge everyone else had been swimming, had their little lunch, frightened the eel away under the rock shelf and were starting to shiver even though the sun was hot. Another problem. The water is too cold to expect anyone to go in again. Most of them have put their clothes back on. Instead of being an anonymous member of a crowd, my swim suddenly becomes a centre-stage production. It's too hot not to go in. Some tease mentions the eel. I wish everyone would go away. Would I then be able to get out of the rocky pool without my knee bandages on? This bushwalking business is full of decisions.
-So by the time I got to the deep pool at the top of the gorge everyone else had been swimming, had their little lunch, frightened the eel away under the rock shelf and were starting to shiver even though the sun was hot. Another problem. The water is too cold to expect anyone to go in again. Most of them have put their clothes back on. Instead of being an anonymous member of a crowd, my swim suddenly becomes a centre-stage production. It's too hot not to go in. Some tease mentions the eel. I wish everyone would go away. Would I then be able to get out of the rocky pool without my knee bandages on? This bushwalking business is full of decisions.+
  
 On Saturday night we had camped an a beautiful sandy shelf with trees and a swimming hole and cascades, overshadowed by tall cliffs. We were spared the decision about camping in the same spot on this bank as last year because a rock fall had come down through the trees and covered what had been the tent site. This was the bank where Jim decided he did like bushwalking when he was thinking of taking it up and had gone off by himself for a couple of weekends to see what it was like. It was in this place that I had made a decision that changed my life while sitting in the chilly waters of the cascades. On Saturday night we had camped an a beautiful sandy shelf with trees and a swimming hole and cascades, overshadowed by tall cliffs. We were spared the decision about camping in the same spot on this bank as last year because a rock fall had come down through the trees and covered what had been the tent site. This was the bank where Jim decided he did like bushwalking when he was thinking of taking it up and had gone off by himself for a couple of weekends to see what it was like. It was in this place that I had made a decision that changed my life while sitting in the chilly waters of the cascades.
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 The first walk, over the weekend of 12,13,14 December saw Ian Debert reporting a no-go for his Coolana clean-up and someone else reporting that Jim Laing's Katoomba Cafe to cafe tiger walk went, but there are no details. Also on Sunday 14th Peter Christian's Royal National Park swimming trip went, but there were no details. The first walk, over the weekend of 12,13,14 December saw Ian Debert reporting a no-go for his Coolana clean-up and someone else reporting that Jim Laing's Katoomba Cafe to cafe tiger walk went, but there are no details. Also on Sunday 14th Peter Christian's Royal National Park swimming trip went, but there were no details.
  
-The following weekend, 20,21 December saw no reports from Frank Woodgate and Ken Gould. Jan Mohandas' Bundeena to Otford day walk on Sunday 21st reported a roll-up of 15 to 22.5 people. (The half, we were advised was Tschernobyl Capon. Not that his corporeal manifestation had suddenly diminished, indeed he is still long enough to cut in half and make two of most of us, but that his temporal coincidence with the party was significantly diminished by his device +The following weekend, 20,21 December saw no reports from Frank Woodgate and Ken Gould. Jan Mohandas' Bundeena to Otford day walk on Sunday 21st reported a roll-up of 15 to 22.5 people. (The half, we were advised was Tschernobyl Capon. Not that his corporeal manifestation had suddenly diminished, indeed he is still long enough to cut in half and make two of most of us, but that his temporal coincidence with the party was significantly diminished by his device of catching the wrong train, going to a different station and doing the walk sort-of tangentially... I think.) Errol Sheedy's Waterfall to Waterfall walk went, but there were no details.
-of catching the wrong train, going to a different station and doing the walk sort-of tangentially... I think.) Errol Sheedy's Waterfall to Waterfall walk went, but there were no details.+
  
-Over the Christmas period Tim Rennard led some 12 people on his Snowy Mountains +Over the Christmas period Tim Rennard led some 12 people on his Snowy Mountains 26th December to 5th January walk, and Gordon Lee had reported 9 starters and good weather for his Snowy Mountains trip from 26th to 30 December. Peter Christian's 28th December Heathcote National Park swimming trip went but there were no details.
-26th December to 5th January walk, and Gordon Lee had reported 9 starters and good weather for his Snowy Mountains trip from 26th to 30 December. Peter Christian's 28th December Heathcote National Park swimming trip went but there were no details.+
  
-Bill Holland's trip of 4th January, down Bob Turner's Track for a swim reported 16 starters on a slob trip, with some Zain.+Bill Holland's trip of 4th January, down Bob Turner's Track for a swim reported 16 starters on a slob trip, with some rain.
  
 The only walk for the weekend of January 9, 10, 11 was Oliver Crawford's Wollangambe Wallow. They had a party of 8 who, after some initial problems in finding their wallowing pool simply wallowed the weekend away. There was also report of a non-programmed walk in the Snowys, led by Maurie Bloom. The party of 17 went from Kiandra to Guthega on what was described as a good walk, and which, more importantly, concluded the Walks Report. The only walk for the weekend of January 9, 10, 11 was Oliver Crawford's Wollangambe Wallow. They had a party of 8 who, after some initial problems in finding their wallowing pool simply wallowed the weekend away. There was also report of a non-programmed walk in the Snowys, led by Maurie Bloom. The party of 17 went from Kiandra to Guthega on what was described as a good walk, and which, more importantly, concluded the Walks Report.
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 |2.|Friday, 23rd October - The Dinner - All members welcome.| |2.|Friday, 23rd October - The Dinner - All members welcome.|
 |3.|Sunday, 25th October - Easy DAY WALK to North Era - Conservation - Nostalgia.| |3.|Sunday, 25th October - Easy DAY WALK to North Era - Conservation - Nostalgia.|
-|4.|Saturday, 31st October and Sunday, 1st November - "COOLANA" - Reunion, Barndance, Canoeing, Swimming, Bushwalking on our own beautiful prpperty in Kangaroo Valley - families welcome.|+|4.|Saturday, 31st October and Sunday, 1st November - "Coolana" - Reunion, Barndance, Canoeing, Swimming, Bushwalking on our own beautiful prpperty in Kangaroo Valley - families welcome.|
  
 =====Commemorative Port===== =====Commemorative Port=====
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 __Congratulations__ and Best Wishes from all at S.B.W. to Fran Longfoot and __Congratulations__ and Best Wishes from all at S.B.W. to Fran Longfoot and
 Bill Holland who were married on 31st January. Bill Holland who were married on 31st January.
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