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-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER is a monthly bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers Inc, PO Box 431 Milsons Point  1565.  To advertise in this magazine, please  contact the Business Manager.+**THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER** is a monthly bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers Inc, PO Box 431 Milsons Point  1565.  To advertise in this magazine, please  contact the Business Manager.
  
-EditorRay Hookway +|**Editor** |Ray Hookway Telephone  9411 1873| 
- +|**Business Manager** | Elizabeth Miller 1 The Babette, Castlecrag, 2068 Telephone  9958 7838 | 
-Telephone  9411 1873 +|**Production Manager**| Frances Holland | 
- +|**Printers**| Kenn Clacher, Barrie Murdoch, Margaret Niven, Les Powell, Tom Wenman|
-Business ManagerElizabeth Miller  +
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-1 The Babette, Castlecrag, 2068  +
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-Production ManagerFrances Holland +
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-PrintersKenn Clacher, Barrie Murdoch, Margaret Niven, Les Powell, Tom Wenman,+
  
 THE SYDNEY BUSH WALKERS INCORPORATED was founded in 1927.  Club meetings are held every Wednesday evening at 8 pm at Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli (near Milsons Point Railway Station).  Visitors and prospective members are welcome any Wednesday. THE SYDNEY BUSH WALKERS INCORPORATED was founded in 1927.  Club meetings are held every Wednesday evening at 8 pm at Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli (near Milsons Point Railway Station).  Visitors and prospective members are welcome any Wednesday.
  
-PresidentEddy Giacomel +|PresidentEddy Giacomel | 
- +|Vice-PresidentTony Holgate | 
-Vice-PresidentTony Holgate +|Public OfficerFran Holland | 
- +|TreasurerEdith Baker | 
-Public OfficerFran Holland +|SecretaryRosemary MacDougal | 
- +|Walks SecretaryBill Capon | 
-TreasurerEdith Baker +|Social SecretaryElwyn Morris | 
- +|Membership SecretaryBarry Wallace | 
-SecretaryRosemary MacDougal +|New Members SecretaryFrank Grennan | 
- +|Conservation SecretaryBill Holland | 
-Walks SecretaryBill Capon +|Magazine EditorRay Hookway | 
- +|Committee MembersAnthony Crichton Spiro Hajinakitas | 
-Social SecretaryElwyn Morris +|Delegates to ConfederationJim Callaway & Wilf Hilder|
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-Membership SecretaryBarry Wallace +
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-New Members SecretaryFrank Grennan +
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-Conservation SecretaryBill Holland +
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-Magazine EditorRay Hookway +
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-Committee MembersAnthony Crichton Spiro Hajinakitas  +
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-Delegates to ConfederationJim Callaway & Wilf Hilder +
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-JUNE 1999 +
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-Issue No. 775 +
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-P 2 April General Meeting.  +
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- by Barry Wallace +
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- P 4 SBW Photo competition +
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- P 5 Alex Colley’s Birthday +
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- P 6 The Short Cut  +
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- P 9 Frank Leyden Obituary. +
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-by Reg Alder +
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- P9 Tine Mathews Memories +
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-by Shiela Binns +
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-P10 Vale Suzanne Garland. +
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-by Greta James +
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-P10 Jean Kendall Tribute. +
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-P11 A Message from Jan. +
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- Mohandas. +
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-P11 Bundeena to Otford by +
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-P 12 Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro  (cont) +
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-ADVERTISERS  +
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-Alpsport Front cover +
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-Eastwood Camping Centre P 7 +
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-Ecotrek:Bogong Jack  Outland P 13+
  
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-Paddy Pallin Back cover+**JUNE 1999 Issue No. 775**
  
-U Relax Well Drive 14+.  
 +|P 2 |  April General Meeting by Barry Wallace | 
 +|P 4| SBW Photo competition| 
 +|P 5| Alex Colleys Birthday| 
 +|P 6| The Short Cut by Geoff Wagg| 
 +|P 9| Frank Leyden Obituary by Reg Alder| 
 +|9| Tine Mathews Memories by Shiela Binns| 
 +|P10| Vale Suzanne Garland by Greta James| 
 +|P10| Jean Kendall Tribute by Anthony Crichton| 
 +|P11| A Message from Jan Mohandas| 
 +|P11| Bundeena to Otford by Night by Ian Rannard| 
 +|P12| Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro  (cont) by Jan Szarek|
  
-Willis's Walkabouts 
  
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 +Alpsport Front cover\\ 
 +Eastwood Camping Centre P 7\\ 
 +Ecotrek:Bogong Jack P 13 \\ 
 +Outland P 5 \\  
 +Paddy Pallin Back cover\\ 
 +U Relax 4 We’ll Drive P 14\\ 
 +Willis's Walkabouts P 3\\
  
-     The April General Meeting+      
 +====== The April General Meeting ======
  
-               Reported by Barry Wallace+Reported by Barry Wallace
  
 The clock stood at 2006, the president, as chairman, sat in the chair, and the 18 or so members present; herded together from the various rooms where they had sat, stood or slouched and conversed on various matters, were called to order and the meeting begun.  There were no apologies.  New members Pamela Irving, Michelle Bandler and Matthew Howe were welcomed to membership in the usual way. The clock stood at 2006, the president, as chairman, sat in the chair, and the 18 or so members present; herded together from the various rooms where they had sat, stood or slouched and conversed on various matters, were called to order and the meeting begun.  There were no apologies.  New members Pamela Irving, Michelle Bandler and Matthew Howe were welcomed to membership in the usual way.
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 Easter weekend was one of mixed weather, depending on where one was at the time.  Ian Wolfe, and the 3 on his Four Peaks trip, encountered bad weather conditions, aborted the trip and came home early.  Paul McCann had 9 on his Wild Rivers National Park walk but that is all we know of it.  Easter weekend was one of mixed weather, depending on where one was at the time.  Ian Wolfe, and the 3 on his Four Peaks trip, encountered bad weather conditions, aborted the trip and came home early.  Paul McCann had 9 on his Wild Rivers National Park walk but that is all we know of it. 
  
-Ian Rannard had 16 on his Megalong Valley walk.  They encountered wet conditions for most of the trip, with persistent drizzle.  A total of 5 people dropped out along the way and the rest became steadily more soaked as time went on, despite a wide range of different raingear and strategies.  Rik King had 13 on his Widden Valley trip.  Again conditions were wet, with heavy rain throughout the walk.  Worse still, the low cloud base obscured all the views that were to have been a feature of the walk.  Ken Cheng reported warm, partly sunny conditions for the 12 walkers on his Saturday Wondabyne area walk.+Ian Rannard had 16 on his Megalong Valley walk.  They encountered wet conditions for most of the trip, with persistent drizzle.  A total of 5 people dropped out along the way and the rest became steadily more soaked as time went on, despite a wide range of different rain gear and strategies.  Rik King had 13 on his Widden Valley trip.  Again conditions were wet, with heavy rain throughout the walk.  Worse still, the low cloud base obscured all the views that were to have been a feature of the walk.  Ken Cheng reported warm, partly sunny conditions for the 12 walkers on his Saturday Wondabyne area walk.
  
 The weather next weekend wasn’t much better.  Bill Holland allowed discretion to rule and relocated his Colo River walk to Georges Plains, somewhat to the West.  They visited a property that is subject to a Voluntary Conservation Agreement and the only (honour is satisfied) attempt at a walk, by Ian Debert, ended badly with Ian spraining an ankle.  Maureen Carter’s Glenbrook Saturday walk was cancelled due to the leader being unavoidably detained somewhere in Borneo.  (No we don’t know what the weather was like there.)  The weather next weekend wasn’t much better.  Bill Holland allowed discretion to rule and relocated his Colo River walk to Georges Plains, somewhat to the West.  They visited a property that is subject to a Voluntary Conservation Agreement and the only (honour is satisfied) attempt at a walk, by Ian Debert, ended badly with Ian spraining an ankle.  Maureen Carter’s Glenbrook Saturday walk was cancelled due to the leader being unavoidably detained somewhere in Borneo.  (No we don’t know what the weather was like there.) 
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 Ralph Penglis’ Sydney Harbour Heritage walk had 14 starters and once more we do not know the weather.  A little further south Jim Calloway reported a party of 9 with rain for around 75% of the time on his Waterfall to Heathcote Sunday trip and beaucoup leeches.  For some reason Jim described the day as enjoyable. Ralph Penglis’ Sydney Harbour Heritage walk had 14 starters and once more we do not know the weather.  A little further south Jim Calloway reported a party of 9 with rain for around 75% of the time on his Waterfall to Heathcote Sunday trip and beaucoup leeches.  For some reason Jim described the day as enjoyable.
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 Confederation report indicated that Nuri Chorvat has resigned as Confederation training officer and as delegate to the putative National Confederation body.  Maurice Smith has taken up the position of delegate to the National Confederation in his stead. Confederation report indicated that Nuri Chorvat has resigned as Confederation training officer and as delegate to the putative National Confederation body.  Maurice Smith has taken up the position of delegate to the National Confederation in his stead.
  
-The memorial service for Anzac day at Splendour Rock has been abandoned for this year, due in part to access uncertainties.  It will be resumed next year. There was no general business. The president appraised the meeting of recent committee activities which were reported in the May magazine. The club has instituted a walks incident reporting system with a filing location for completed and reviewed reports to be finalized.  Leadership training nights will continue to be scheduled on the social program and interested presenters are welcome to contact the committee for details.  After announcements the meeting closed at 2118+The memorial service for Anzac day at Splendour Rock has been abandoned for this year, due in part to access uncertainties.  It will be resumed next year. There was no general business. The president appraised the meeting of recent committee activities which were reported in the May magazine. The club has instituted a walks incident reporting system with a filing location for completed and reviewed reports to be finalised.  Leadership training nights will continue to be scheduled on the social program and interested presenters are welcome to contact the committee for details.  After announcements the meeting closed at 21.18
  
  
 SBW PHOTOGRAPH AND SLIDE COMPETITION SBW PHOTOGRAPH AND SLIDE COMPETITION
-Wednesday 24th November 1999. $300 total prize ,value +Wednesday 24th November 1999. $300 total prize value 
-i: page 6 of the May 1999 Magazine or page flod +There will be a $50 gift voucher, for the kindly, donated by the following bushwalking shops:
-program. There will be a $50 gift voucher, for the kindly, donated by the following bushwalking shops:+
 ALPSPORT EASTWOOD CAMPING KATHMANDU ALPSPORT EASTWOOD CAMPING KATHMANDU
 1045 VICTORIA ROAD 3 TRELAWNEY STREET Cnr KENT & BATHURST St 1045 VICTORIA ROAD 3 TRELAWNEY STREET Cnr KENT & BATHURST St
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 Two members have volunteered to answer the new 0500 club telephone number when required but the club would like to obtain at least two more volunteers. Two members have volunteered to answer the new 0500 club telephone number when required but the club would like to obtain at least two more volunteers.
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 Full details are set out on page 2 of the May magazine. Full details are set out on page 2 of the May magazine.
  
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-ALEX COLLEY’S 90th BIRTHDAY+====== Alex Colley'90th Birthday ====== 
  
 Sun. Aug. 1 at 7 Terrigal Av Turramurra Commencing at noon. Lunch provided. Sun. Aug. 1 at 7 Terrigal Av Turramurra Commencing at noon. Lunch provided.
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-The Short Cut+====== The Short Cut ====== 
  
-        A Kimberley Incident by Geoff Wagg+A Kimberley Incident by Geoff Wagg
  
 Our Party of nine SBW members had walked out to the falls on the Mitchell River on the northern edge of the Mitchell Plateau in the Kimberley at the end of June 1997. This was only a couple of hours easy going, mainly along Merton Creek because we were camped by our vehicles at the end of the road and all too close to the helicopter pad where the joy flights took off.  It was a beautiful day as most days are in the Kimberley at that time of the year and we had made a reasonably early start for us.  Mercifully the din of the helicopters was largely diminished when we put a ridge between them and us.  We skipped past Little Merton Falls planning to explore its aboriginal art sites fully the next day because we were hot for the BIG one; the Mitchell Falls.  The track took us through open forest for about a kilometre then led down into the shallow course of the pleasant open creek that it followed all the way until it confronted us with the impressive slot of Big Merton Falls.  The wet in 1997 had been big and late so the creek was still flowing strongly and the falls made a brave show but although it was enough to get the cameras clicking we were still panting to see the BIG one.  We were not kept in suspense much longer. Our track crossed the creek and climbing a low hump led us right to the brink of the Mitchell Falls. Our Party of nine SBW members had walked out to the falls on the Mitchell River on the northern edge of the Mitchell Plateau in the Kimberley at the end of June 1997. This was only a couple of hours easy going, mainly along Merton Creek because we were camped by our vehicles at the end of the road and all too close to the helicopter pad where the joy flights took off.  It was a beautiful day as most days are in the Kimberley at that time of the year and we had made a reasonably early start for us.  Mercifully the din of the helicopters was largely diminished when we put a ridge between them and us.  We skipped past Little Merton Falls planning to explore its aboriginal art sites fully the next day because we were hot for the BIG one; the Mitchell Falls.  The track took us through open forest for about a kilometre then led down into the shallow course of the pleasant open creek that it followed all the way until it confronted us with the impressive slot of Big Merton Falls.  The wet in 1997 had been big and late so the creek was still flowing strongly and the falls made a brave show but although it was enough to get the cameras clicking we were still panting to see the BIG one.  We were not kept in suspense much longer. Our track crossed the creek and climbing a low hump led us right to the brink of the Mitchell Falls.
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 We soon picked up the track and made good time retracing our steps of the morning.  Helen, and the rest of us too for that matter, kept an anxious eye on George whose bandaged head gave him a slightly piratical look, but his stride never faltered.  Complete darkness finally overtook us as we dropped down to the last creek crossing.  We splashed through and climbed up to the road and five minutes later were sitting around the fire that Joan and Frank had going, waiting for the billy to boil.  The continuing saga of George’s ear and how we “rushed” it to hospital, well, that will have to wait till another day.  We soon picked up the track and made good time retracing our steps of the morning.  Helen, and the rest of us too for that matter, kept an anxious eye on George whose bandaged head gave him a slightly piratical look, but his stride never faltered.  Complete darkness finally overtook us as we dropped down to the last creek crossing.  We splashed through and climbed up to the road and five minutes later were sitting around the fire that Joan and Frank had going, waiting for the billy to boil.  The continuing saga of George’s ear and how we “rushed” it to hospital, well, that will have to wait till another day. 
  
-FOR SALE+FOR SALE\\ 
 +BROTHER CE60 COMPACT OFFICE TYPEWRITER \\ 
 +Good condition. 
 +Proceeds to the Conservation Fund or the unit will be donated to a worthwhile charity.  
 +Contact the current custodian: Bill Holland 9484 6636
  
-BROTHER CE60 COMPACT OFFICE TYPEWRITER  
  
-Good condition+**Obituaries**
  
-Proceeds to the Conservation Fund or the unit will be donated to a worthwhile charity  
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-Obituaries. 
  
 In recent months the club has suffered the loss of four members through death, Frank Leyden, Tine Matthews, Suzanne Garland and Jean Kendall. Club members who knew them well have contributed the following remembrances. In recent months the club has suffered the loss of four members through death, Frank Leyden, Tine Matthews, Suzanne Garland and Jean Kendall. Club members who knew them well have contributed the following remembrances.
  
- Frank Leyden+======  Frank Leyden ======
  
- by Reg Alder+by Reg Alder
  
 Frank joined the SBW in the early 40’s and was very active. His specialty was extended walks but he was also a keen skier and helped to build the Lake Albina ski lodge.  Frank joined the SBW in the early 40’s and was very active. His specialty was extended walks but he was also a keen skier and helped to build the Lake Albina ski lodge. 
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 He was raised as a strict Catholic but in the 1960’s became interested in Scientology, discarded his Catholic faith, resigned from AWA where he was an engineer, and went to Grinstead in England, the headquarters of the Scientology movement. He became deeply involved in the sect and though he only intended to go for 18 months he did not return.  He continued to walk in England with the Ramblers and remained an SBW member up to his death. He was raised as a strict Catholic but in the 1960’s became interested in Scientology, discarded his Catholic faith, resigned from AWA where he was an engineer, and went to Grinstead in England, the headquarters of the Scientology movement. He became deeply involved in the sect and though he only intended to go for 18 months he did not return.  He continued to walk in England with the Ramblers and remained an SBW member up to his death.
  
-Memories of Tine Matthews+====== Memories of Tine Matthews ======
  
 by  Shiela Binns  by  Shiela Binns 
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-Vale Suzanne Garland +by Greta James
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 Suzanne Garland died on Sunday 30th May after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Suzanne was a wonderful friend - thoughtful and sensitive but, at the same time, down to earth. We first met about five years ago when she joined the club. She loved the bush and took to walking with characteristic cheerfulness and determination. Little by little, Suzanne told me of her full and interesting life - her childhood in Neutral Bay, her years as a ballet dancer, her time as a TV producer in Canada and, more recently, her work as a lawyer in Australia. Suzanne Garland died on Sunday 30th May after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Suzanne was a wonderful friend - thoughtful and sensitive but, at the same time, down to earth. We first met about five years ago when she joined the club. She loved the bush and took to walking with characteristic cheerfulness and determination. Little by little, Suzanne told me of her full and interesting life - her childhood in Neutral Bay, her years as a ballet dancer, her time as a TV producer in Canada and, more recently, her work as a lawyer in Australia.
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 A poem by Suzanne’s niece, Louisa Lynch. A poem by Suzanne’s niece, Louisa Lynch.
  
-It’s time for us to say goodbye,+It’s time for us to say goodbye,\\ 
 +You’re an angel now so spread your wings and fly.\\ 
 +Fly far away from all your pain.\\ 
 +You have escaped now, you are free once again.\\ 
 +You fought hard for so long in every way,\\ 
 +But the battle is over so you leave us peacefully today.\\ 
 +You will be missed terribly; you were an inspiration to me.\\ 
 +I am grateful for all you did, this I hope you can see.\\ 
 +So this is goodbye to my Aunty Sue.\\ 
 +Always know that I will forever miss you.\\
  
-You’re an angel now so spread your wings and fly. 
  
-Fly far away from all your pain.+====== Tribute to Jean Kendall ======
  
-You have escaped now, you are free once again.+by Tony Crichton
  
-You fought hard for so long in every way, +Our club has lost a most highly respected and capable bushwalker and cyclist.  Jean Kendall received severe injuries in an accident whilst riding in a 600 km cycling endurance event near Tamworth around 6 pm on Saturday 29th May.  Ambulance and Police rushed her to the Tamworth Hospital Intensive Care Unit but she died soon after arrival .
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-But the battle is over so you leave us peacefully today. +
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-You will be missed terribly; you were an inspiration to me. +
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-I am grateful for all you did, this I hope you can see. +
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-So this is goodbye to my Aunty Sue. +
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-Our club has lost a most highly respected and capable bushwalker and cyclist.  Jean Kendall received severe injuries in an accident whilst riding in a 600 km cycling endurance event near Tamworth around  +
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 Jean was a kind and caring person who had a special affinity for, and ability in, helping children with disabilities.  She had worked with the Autistic Society and the Spastic Centre and had set up a program for autistic children in Sri Lanka.  Her temperament and personality were perfect for helping people in need. Jean was a kind and caring person who had a special affinity for, and ability in, helping children with disabilities.  She had worked with the Autistic Society and the Spastic Centre and had set up a program for autistic children in Sri Lanka.  Her temperament and personality were perfect for helping people in need.
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 +====== A Message from Jan ======
  
-A Message from Jan 
  
 I wish to express my deep appreciation and gratitude to all those Sydney Bushwalker friends of Jean and myself. I wish to express my deep appreciation and gratitude to all those Sydney Bushwalker friends of Jean and myself.
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 The kindness shown to me at this difficult time was of great comfort to me and I was touched by the presence of so many people at Jean’s funeral. The kindness shown to me at this difficult time was of great comfort to me and I was touched by the presence of so many people at Jean’s funeral.
  
-Many thanks for your support+Many thanks for your support\\
 Jan Mohandas Jan Mohandas
  
 Jan went overseas on June 9th and will be away for at least two months. He deeply regrets that he will not be able to reply individually to all of the letters and cards that he received.  Jan went overseas on June 9th and will be away for at least two months. He deeply regrets that he will not be able to reply individually to all of the letters and cards that he received. 
  
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-Bundeena to Otford by Night+====== Bundeena to Otford by Night ======
  
-  by Ian Rannard+by Ian Rannard
  
 For most people the idea of bush walking at night has very little appeal. The thought of stumbling around in the dark with nothing much to see just doesn’t seem sensible. But given a few important requirements a night walk can be an enjoyable experience. For most people the idea of bush walking at night has very little appeal. The thought of stumbling around in the dark with nothing much to see just doesn’t seem sensible. But given a few important requirements a night walk can be an enjoyable experience.
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 As we climbed out of little Marley the pleasures of this night walk became more apparent. The glow of Sydney's lights away to the north behind Jibbon Hill provided enough light to see the outline of the moorland and hills on our right. Out to sea the lights of fishing vessels glinted over the water. Below the cliffs waves, larger than usual from some far-off cyclone, could be heard crashing against the rocks. On the track, a boldly marked snake (later identified as a Bandy-Bandy) raised a loop of its body in salute as we passed. As we climbed out of little Marley the pleasures of this night walk became more apparent. The glow of Sydney's lights away to the north behind Jibbon Hill provided enough light to see the outline of the moorland and hills on our right. Out to sea the lights of fishing vessels glinted over the water. Below the cliffs waves, larger than usual from some far-off cyclone, could be heard crashing against the rocks. On the track, a boldly marked snake (later identified as a Bandy-Bandy) raised a loop of its body in salute as we passed.
  
-At 10.10pm we passed through Wattamolla where a fisherman, on hearing of our plan, thrust cans of  Pepsi into our hands. At 11pm we passed through Curracorang exchanging ‘good-nights’ with some campers. Away in the north-east the moon rose through a golden haze. At 11.40pm we reached Eagle Rock, and after midnight managed to lose the main track by walking off it up a side track. It took twenty minutes of backtracking while repeating the phrase ‘Where is that bloody track?’ over and over before we were back on course. At 2.00am we were overlooking Garie Beach and at 2.30am walking along it under a magnificent arch of cloud that extended from horizon to horizon. A quick calculation showed that at our present  pace the original plan of having a couple of hours sleep at North Era would put us way behind schedule, so we decided to go without sleep but to continue to have many short rests.+At 10.10pm we passed through Wattamolla where a fisherman, on hearing of our plan, thrust cans of Pepsi into our hands. At 11pm we passed through Curracorang exchanging ‘good-nights’ with some campers. Away in the north-east the moon rose through a golden haze. At 11.40pm we reached Eagle Rock, and after midnight managed to lose the main track by walking off it up a side track. It took twenty minutes of backtracking while repeating the phrase ‘Where is that bloody track?’ over and over before we were back on course. At 2.00am we were overlooking Garie Beach and at 2.30am walking along it under a magnificent arch of cloud that extended from horizon to horizon. A quick calculation showed that at our present  pace the original plan of having a couple of hours sleep at North Era would put us way behind schedule, so we decided to go without sleep but to continue to have many short rests.
  
 At 3.25am we crossed the small wooden bridge behind South Era SLSC and began the climb up Burgh Ridge, admiring the lights of Port Kembla and Wollongong to the south. Garrawarra was reached at 4am and Otford RS at 5.45am, where tired but happy we breakfasted in the pre-dawn light. Thankfully the train was near-empty so that few people witnessed the sight of the three of us sound-asleep from Hurstville to Central, the end of a satisfying and enjoyable walk.  At 3.25am we crossed the small wooden bridge behind South Era SLSC and began the climb up Burgh Ridge, admiring the lights of Port Kembla and Wollongong to the south. Garrawarra was reached at 4am and Otford RS at 5.45am, where tired but happy we breakfasted in the pre-dawn light. Thankfully the train was near-empty so that few people witnessed the sight of the three of us sound-asleep from Hurstville to Central, the end of a satisfying and enjoyable walk. 
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-Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro+====== Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro ====== 
  
 Part 4 of  Jan Szarek’s African Odyssey Part 4 of  Jan Szarek’s African Odyssey
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 (To be concluded next month) (To be concluded next month)
  
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