Wondabyne – Pindar Cave

With exams looming as well as not the best weather, only 4 people applied and turned up. Still, it was worth a chance as although it was raining in Sydney, it appeared to have eased off over the Central Coast. So after the train trip to Wondabyne (where we noticed...
Mt Kuringai to Berowra via Cowan Creek

Mt Kuringai to Berowra via Cowan Creek

It was a rather overcast morning when we all met up at Berowra Station, and we took the train back to Mt Kuringai Station, the start of the walk. On the platform at Mt Kuringai there is a clear view of the Blue Mountains, so we tried to see if we could spot...
Berowra to Mt Kuring-gai

Berowra to Mt Kuring-gai

Most of us met at Strathfield for the train up to Berowra, Luigi and Sarah joined the train later on and met us when we got off at Berowra. Heading over the highway and down the track we soon forgot how close we were to civilisation. The rain from the previous day had...
Mt Victoria – Lawson’s Long Alley – Mt York

Mt Victoria – Lawson’s Long Alley – Mt York

Most of the walkers got on various cars of the train at Central, with myself getting on at Strathfield for the long (2hours 20 Minutes) trip to Mount Victoria. On reaching Mt Victoria we set off for the unavoidable road bash to the NRMA service centre where we met up...

Devonshire Tea at the Ruined Castle

I’d been hoping to take a large group for a hike-in Devonshire Tea, and at one stage there were 15 people signed up so it was looking promising. Unfortunately there were lots of cancellations and a few no shows, so in the end we were just six people. We met at...

Macquarie Rivulet (lower section)

Leaving the house on the 9C morning last Thursday I was wondering if this  a good weekend for a wet canyon! However, on the day it was sunny, 20C and windless, so a beautiful day for it, despite the large quantities of 11C water coming down after the recent rains. We...
Cowan to Brooklyn via GNW

Cowan to Brooklyn via GNW

“GNW” = “Great North walk”. At last, able to write this report after the disruption of 5 days without power last week, and unable to upload the walk photos as well. More luck with the weather on this walk; although showers were forecast the...
The trip began with a crazy morning

The trip began with a crazy morning

The trip began with a crazy morning… After picking Lauren up from the station we actually ended up playing a few rounds of cards before everyone was ready to commence with some walking. Before doing the planned loop around Centennial Glen, we explored a small...
Waterfalls walk: Empress, Vera, Hippocrene and Wentworth

Waterfalls walk: Empress, Vera, Hippocrene and Wentworth

Despite a dodgy weather forecast we ended up with a group of ten people, neatly fitting into two cars. In my car we had people from five countries and four continents, which lead to some interesting discoveries (did you know that Brazilian soap operas are popular in...
Beginners’ Navigation Weekend

Beginners’ Navigation Weekend

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