Monthly Archives: October 2011

Jugglers and Grand Canyons

A nice trip organised at last minute after Mitch sent me a SMS. Neither of us had a car – so we took bikes up on the train and rode to the top of Jugglers Canyon. The weather was a … Continue reading

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Save the Greenway

Its time to step up action and have the Greenway built. The light rail project is going ahead and its a no-brainer to build the walking and cycling link as part of the same construction project If you haven’t already … Continue reading

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Save the Greenway Rally

A rally is being held on Saturday October 29 – between 12pm and 1pm at Johnson Park, Dulwich Hill to try and save the Greenway. More information at the Friends of the Greenway Website.

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Empress Canyon – New Logbook

This is a news report – passing on a message from the National Parks and Wildlife Service. It is in regard to Empress Canyon at the Valley of the Waters, Wentworth Falls. This is a short sandstone canyon popular with … Continue reading

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Bowens Creek Canyon

Bowens Creek lies between Mt Wilson and Mt Tomah so it is not surprising that it has long sections of canyon. The best canyon sections are to be found in the long south branch. On this trip, being early in … Continue reading

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Climbing – Bunny Bucket Buttress

Bunny Bucket Buttress is a multi pitch sports climb in the Pierces Pass area of the Grose Valley in the Blue Mountains. It’s a climb I had wanted to do for a long time – but had not had the … Continue reading

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A Spring Kurnell Bike Ride

Another ride to Kurnell. Su Li hadn’t been there by bike – and a nice day was forecast – so on the bikes and another nice ride. From Dulwich Hill to Kurnell via Cooks River and Botany Bay Cycleways is … Continue reading

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The Birthday – Canyoning Weekend

About this time of the year a group of friends have birthdays. The custom has been to do a walk to the Red Rocks near Newnes. This year, some of those celebrating could not make it along for one reason … Continue reading

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Pink Flannel Flowers

On the long weekend walk I was talking to some of the other walkers about the spectacular site at Kanangra Walls during March last year (2010) of a multitude of pink flannel flowers. The pink flannel flower (Actinotus forsythii) it … Continue reading

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Brocken Spectres, Glories and Fogbows

Visiting mountain regions a fair bit has allowed me to observe an array of beautiful atmospheric optical phenomena. These can be present when you get sunlight and mist or clouds. You need to be lucky and observant to see them.

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