Up and Downers Bushwalking Club

Next Walk

Saturday Dec 5: Due to a number of reasons - one being the unavailability of the scheduled walk leader and two being parts of North Head are still closed due to the out of control hazard reduction burn a while back we will again attempt to do the Nov 28 walk subject to favourable temps. As a reminder this being a walk from Bundeena via Jibbon Head to Little Marley Beach and return (by a slightly shorter route). Ocean views (lots), possible lunch time swim.
Distance: 13 km
Grade: Easy. Minor ups and downs.
Risk Assessment: Forecast temp is kinder than current weekend but walk is still sun exposed (with no shade) so it will be WARM. As always check website on Friday to see if any changes to walk. Bring plenty of water.
Meeting Point: 8:30am in Loftus Street, Bundeena near Eric Street
Leaders: Michael "the Duck". Quack Quack.
Walking: Michael,

Last walk

Metro duck
Saturday 21 November: Thirteen intrepid walkers set off in humid conditions on a ramble through Lane Cove NP. A slight detour was required, brought about by the closure of the track under De burghs bridge, but otherwise the walk proceeded as planned. Cicadas, water dragons and ducks (see photo) were all observed, as promised. A great, if quite warm day finished off with cool drinks at Epping Pub.

DECEMBER 6th Picnic - Who is coming and what are you bringing

Fagan Park Galston - Carrs Rd Shelter 1 - 11an kick-off
Please confirm your attendance by filling in your name under one of the following options, with brief description of what you are bringing in brackets, by Thursday 3rd December

Savoury before mains (25% of all items)
Names and items: Phil & Sheila (Potato & pumpkin tartlets.
Bronwyn and Michael L (Empanadas)
David W (antipasto platter)
Scott (goats cheese tartlets)

Mains (50% of all items) - protein and/or salads (50% of all items)
Names and items: Eva (potato and pea salad),
Michael (prawns and oysters),
Val (Thai beef salad)
Chris and Jim (pumpkin and couscous salad)
Chris and Effie (Honey soy chicken wings)
Justin & Wendy: (ham & pork terrine).
Pam (green bean, feta and almond salad).
Kurt & Lillian, (Danish Meatballs, Bean Salad & Green Salad).

Desserts (25% of all items)
Names and items: Alison (probably a pav), Lyn (slice), Pauline (cream caramel)Phil & Sheila (macaroons), Chris and Effie (meringues)
Justin & Wendy- (roasted pears and grapes).

Chocolates:- Dave C (Favourites,but wait,there's more.)

Check out the great walks planned for the rest of 2020

Please remember this is a guide only. Latest walks information are listed on this page in the week prior to the walk.

We are always looking for new walk ideas. If you know a great walk, please sent it to Garry.

Activities Guide Activities_Guide_Jul-Dec_2020_issued_5_July.pdf

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Please check out the following guidance.
(28 November)

Hi Everyone,
Based on the current guidelines we are able conduct outdoor activities such as walking with minimal restrictions. Club activities will be conducted within the following guidelines:
1. We will work strictly within the NSW government guidelines and rules. Our approach will adapt as the easing of restrictions goes through the stages.
2. If you are interested in a walk you need to post your name on the website by Thursday night. This will give the leader sufficient notice to finalise any planning issues.
3. When car shuffling or ride sharing to the start of a walk we ask people to wear a mask.
4. It is still a personal choice whether to participate or not.

I look forward to seeing you on the track,

Upcoming Events

Regrettably, after much discussion and a poll of those attending, we have decided to defer our weekend away until next year without any financial penalty. We can decide a new date at any time and the tariff will remain the same. Eva will reimburse those who have paid for the weekend. Dave C.

General News & Information

Article at bottom of page re ticks is very informative. Please read. Val does carry a can of stuff to freeze them off on walks, but depending on where you live you might like to obtain your own.

Member Updates