Monthly Archives: August 2017

Springwood Bushwalking Club – 50th Anniversary Book

I was delighted to get a copy of The Springwood Bushwalking Club’s 50th Anniversary Book – “Adventures, Friends and Memories” in the post a few days ago. The club was my first serious introduction to bushwalking. The Club was started … Continue reading

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Grose Head South Walk – 29 August 2017

This was another pleasant walk with Bob. I had suggested it a couple of weeks ago as a good walk to do if there was bad weather higher up the mountains. But on that occasion, the weather turned out better … Continue reading

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Malabar Headland Walk – 28 August 2017

I had never visited Malabar Headland. For a long time it was military land and a rifle range. Now, the military land is Malabar National Park. The rifle range unfortunately remains. Malabar Headland is on the south side of Maroubra … Continue reading

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Storm Watching at Balls Head – 27 August 2017

Possible thunderstorms were predicted for Sydney in the late afternoon. I had been keeping an eye on the   rain radar and watching a storm moving up from the south west. I thought that a trip out to Balls Head … Continue reading

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Dr Darks Cave, Houris Kitchen and The Fortress – 26 August 2017

Wendy was keen on a daywalk on the weekend. I had been in the bush close to the Mt Hay Road two days before, which had been nice, and had suggested another walk in that area – this time near … Continue reading

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Lycon Plateau Walk – 24 August 2017

On a recent trip to Butterbox Point near Mt Hay, I had seen what I thought might be a good lookout on the far side of Rocky Points Ravine. It was a rocky outcrop that I thought may provide a … Continue reading

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Radiata Plateau

Here is a good video on the campaign to keep Radiata Plateau at Katoomba in a wild state. It is from the Blue Mountains Conservation Society – Leave Radiata Plateau Wild from BMCSNSW on Vimeo.

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Illawarra Coast – Wombarra and Coledale – 23 August 2017

I spent an enjoyable day with Digi Dave photographing along part of the Illawarra Coast mainly near Wombarra and Coledale. We headed through Royal National Park and our first stop was the lookout at Otford. We there proceeded a little … Continue reading

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Cooks River Birds – 22 August 2017

Another visit to my local river to photograph the birds. It was nice to see a spoonbill searching for food in the mudflats near the mangroves in the Boat Harbour area. Here is a selection of photos –

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Taronga Zoo – 21 August 2017

The main purpose of this visit to the Zoo was to see the new Sumatran Tiger enclosure. It had opened the day before. It certainly was impressive – both for these magnificent animals and also allowing people to observe them. … Continue reading

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