Mt Wondabyne

Mt Wondabyne

With trackwork on the Blue Mountains Line that weekend, and a late arrival of cooler autumn weather, the time was good for a walk to Mt Wondabyne. We all met up off the train at Wondabyne Station, although one person very nearly missed out because she mis-interpreted...
Red Baron Walk (Spaziergang des Roten Barons): Cowan to Brooklyn

Red Baron Walk (Spaziergang des Roten Barons): Cowan to Brooklyn

11 of the group met up at Cowan Station (9 off trains, and Nathalie and Matthias driving there). Meanwhile, I had been sending messages to Anja and Sofie who had missed the train at Central. Anja missed it by seconds, and Sofie had got on a bus which took her in the...
Umina-Patonga

Umina-Patonga

Planning this walk meant keeping a close eye on the local weather forecasts for several days beforehand, hoping that the originally forecast temperature of 29 degrees C would not rise. In fact it dropped to 27 degrees. Even better, the preceding days were marked with...
Killcare Beach – Maitland Bay – Mt Bouddi

Killcare Beach – Maitland Bay – Mt Bouddi

With two withdrawals (one for family reasons, one for eating “off” food the day before (!)), we started off from Woy Woy with 7 people for this walk. Originally planned as a loop walk due to (at first) having only one car available, Zhong’s car made...
Umina – Patonga

Umina – Patonga

As can be seen, a good turnout including some who joined up in 2nd Semester. We all met up at Woy Woy Station and I got everyone onto the bus for Umina Beach. All that is except Gong who had dozed off on the train and forgot to get off at Woy Woy, so he got carried on...
Mt Wondabyne

Mt Wondabyne

Most of us met up wuth me at Wondabyne Station – except Natalia, who found herself in the front 4 cars of the train and couldn’t get off at this small station. She was unaware of the requirement to be in the last car, and also the usual recorded...
MacMasters Beach – Kilcare

MacMasters Beach – Kilcare

Again, very good luck with the weather, with a near cloudless sky and warm weather. Most of us met up at Woy Woy Station, with myself and Victoria meeting people off the 9.25am train. Unfortunately Cathy’s group coming up from Sydney in her car were running...
Umina – Patonga

Umina – Patonga

Before I start the walk report, a reminder that if you intend to visit the Royal Easter Show at Olympic Park this year (6-19 April), go to the wool pavilion where there are stalls selling woolen socks for about $8 a pair. These socks are really good for bushwalking in...
Umina – Patonga

Umina – Patonga

We all met up at Woy Woy Station and then proceeded in Matthew’s car and my car for the 15 minute trip to the south end of Umina Beach. At the parking spot we were greeted by a male Bush Turkey. As it was becoming a nice day there were already plenty of people...
Mt Wondabyne

Mt Wondabyne

Despite the short notice, and weather forecast earlier in the week I managed to get 6 people on this walk. We all got together off the train at Wondabyne Station, with Maj-Britt meeting on the train by chance another walker doing the section from Wondabyne to...
Cowan to Brooklyn

Cowan to Brooklyn

10 of us met up at Cowan Station, but as both Cathie and Demerson (individually) had been delayed by heavy traffic (Demerson having discovered the traffic Black Hole that is Pennant Hills Road), some went over to the boat shop across the tracks, and the rest of us sat...
Camping 101 – Pindar Cave

Camping 101 – Pindar Cave

For those who have not had the pleasure of camping in Pindar Cave, I hope this report whets your appetite. Our journey began in the last carriage of the train to Gosford, a carriage designated as a quiet carriage. The loud voices of some of the slightly inebriated...
Berowra – Mt Kuringai

Berowra – Mt Kuringai

I took a punt on this Sunday being OK weather-wise even though there was a forecast if showers at some time. I was worried that maybe no one would join this walk, but 5 eventually did and got rewarded for it. And indeed I woke up to leaden skies and continual rain...
Cowan to Brooklyn

Cowan to Brooklyn

Another lucky break with the weather, with the previous day being a bit too hot for this walk, and the day after with heavy rain. The weather forecast for this Sunday was for “a shower or two”, which was accurate; one shower at Woy Woy at 8am, and much...
Pearl Beach Patonga

Pearl Beach Patonga

Jennifer and myself arrived with our cars at Woy Woy Station and met up with Cathie Emma and Maricar. Marie was running late due to her infrequent bus service, and as the next train she was on was only 20 minutes behind, we decided in the meantime to take a walk...
Cowan to Brooklyn

Cowan to Brooklyn

With 2 prospective walkers having missed the rain at Central – due to bus delays in the city – 5 of us assembled at Cowan Station for the walk along a section of the Great North Walk (GNW) to Brooklyn. To her dismay, Emily realised when she was on the...
Bobbin Head Loop

Bobbin Head Loop

We all met just outside the national parks gate on Bobbin Head Rd in the morning, parking out on the street to avoid the park entrance fee. After a week of rain, it was great to have sunny weather. The walk started at the Sphinx Memorial (that’s right, Sydney...
Aboriginal Art/Engraving Walk

Aboriginal Art/Engraving Walk

Party: Katy, Lilian, Andrew, YiLing, Zhan and Felix Leader: Felix Date: 23/8/2015 Credit: Many thanks to Trevor Leaman (from the Nura Gili astronomy team) for his permission in using the star diagrams that appear in this report. Disclaimer: I have tried to include...
Mt Wondabyne

Mt Wondabyne

We all met up on the tiny platform at Wondabyne Station, and another walker headed for Patonga kindly took a group photo before we left. Then it was the hard but fairly short slog up the hill next to the station, and then on to the fire trail which heads in the...
Whale Watching Walk: MacMasters – Kilcare

Whale Watching Walk: MacMasters – Kilcare

We all met up at Woy Woy Station, with Siva and Tharani driving up (and who were surprised to find that the train is faster than a car getting to Woy Woy from Sydney). We split the walkers into 4 per car, and then set off for the walk start at MacMasters Beach (the...