Bondi Beach to Malabar

Bondi Beach to Malabar

It is curious that on so many bushwalks into distant national parks we see few or no animals or birds, yet here we are on a walk in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and we saw a few unusual birds. Read on. All the others except myself started the walk at Bondi. I had to...

Bondi Beach to Malabar

We all met up at Bondi beach (except Gabriel who would join us at Coogee) and set off about 4.30pm to follow the Coast more or less to Malabar Beach. The walk requires only one diversion via a street bash where it is not possible to completely follow the shoreline or...
Halloween walk, Bondi – South Head

Halloween walk, Bondi – South Head

Originally 8 people signed up but 4 dropped out, with one person not giving a reason. So I first met Cathie at Bondi Junction Station and as it was early we spent some time in the air-conditioned comfort of David Jones’ coffee shop on that hot day. Then on the...
Manly – Clontarf – Taronga Zoo Wharf

Manly – Clontarf – Taronga Zoo Wharf

AS you can see, bigger than Ben Hur, showing that there is a strong demand at present for day walks. Most of us met up at Circular Quay for the Manly Ferry, trying to keep together which is not easy given a ferry holds 1100 passengers. At Manly, Manon and Rebecca (who...
SUBW 70th Anniversary Dinner

SUBW 70th Anniversary Dinner

Trip Report: When I arrived at Waywards Brewery a little after 6pm I knew I had found the right place. There at the entrance was Tom Murtagh, dressed just as I’d expect him to be, in a top hat, tails, a SUBW T-shirt, bushwalking shorts, and of course Volleys. There...
Manly – Balmoral -Taronga

Manly – Balmoral -Taronga

Another walk with a cast of thousands, demonstrating that there are eager people out there wanting to go on walks…. We met together at Circular Quay and set off on the half hour ferry ride to Manly, encountering a bit of a swell crossing the heads. Anne met up...
Taronga Zoo to Manly

Taronga Zoo to Manly

Sunday morning arrived with blue skies and warm weather. Eight walkers turned up at Circular Quay just before 9am, with only one person sleeping through their alarm and unable to make it. Isabelle was running late and sprinted for the ferry, just making it on before...
Manly to The Spit, Chinaman’s Beach, Balmoral, Taronga Wharf

Manly to The Spit, Chinaman’s Beach, Balmoral, Taronga Wharf

Another very lucky break with the weather; just one day later and we would have been lashed with rain and strong winds. As it turned out we had an overcast but rainless walk. Eight of us met up at Circular Quay for the Manly Ferry, and sat out on the rear deck and...
An Urban Walk on Middle Harbour

An Urban Walk on Middle Harbour

We met at 9.30 on a warm but overcast morning under the Roseville Bridge in Forestville. At that point 22 people were registered. Seven people texted to drop out and we had two no-shows (you know who you are!), so thirteen of us set off down middle harbour. The...
Manly – Balmoral – Taronga

Manly – Balmoral – Taronga

It was yet another lucky break with the weather, being a mild sunny day sandwiched between two very hot days. One complication though was the lack of trains to Circular Quay that weekend because of trackwork. A couple of people didn’t show up (apart from Javan...
Manly to Manly via Crater Cove

Manly to Manly via Crater Cove

Not quite as planned this walk started and finished in the sun at Manly Wharf, with a good drenching in the middle. Most of us made it to Manly for 9.10am, one person had texted to say sorry but life has taken over, and another had to catch a later ferry. No troubles,...
Manly to Taronga Wharf

Manly to Taronga Wharf

Four of us met up at Circular Quay for the 9am Ferry to Manly. We lost 3 people pulling out because of illness, Philippa couldn’t come as she was moving house. The air was fairly thick with the bushfire smoke haze, which caused one one person who is prone to...
Halloween Trip or Treat

Halloween Trip or Treat

It was the day after Halloween and we decided to visit a site which has the reputation of being one of the most haunted sites in Australia.  We met up on the ferry at Circular Quay in Halloween dress up. We took the ferry to Manly and had some snacks from Manly wharf...
Sculptures by the Sea

Sculptures by the Sea

We met up at the south end of Bondi beach near the start of the exhibition. It was very crowded most of the way from Bondi to Tamarama. Everyone really enjoyed viewing the sculptures and exploring the area. Once we passed the last sculpture displays, we completed the...
North Head Bottom of the Cliffs Walk

North Head Bottom of the Cliffs Walk

Two people couldn’t make it at short notice and two more missed the 8.40am ferry. It was a relaxed morning so the rest of the group waited and we got to know each other. When Aye and Ben 1 finally arrived it was 10.00am. We headed off up the hill in two cars,...
North Head Bottom of the Cliffs walk

North Head Bottom of the Cliffs walk

I grabbed two chocolate croissants on the way to Manly Wharf to meet everyone at 9.10am. Then it was off to the beach via the $2 shops to buy $5 hats for a couple of people in the group. Manly beach was already filling up with swimmers and we were in a for a great...
Extreme Mountain Unicycling

Extreme Mountain Unicycling

I had a bad feeling no one would come to this trip . . . But it was not be. Helen Smith is studying a PhD in something to do with the bush. She learnt to unicycle a number of years ago and though she hadn’t ridden for quite a while she was willing to have crack...
SUBW new member walk and egg hunt

SUBW new member walk and egg hunt

Following the huge success of last year’s SUBW New Members Welcome I thought I’d organize another one at Girrahween Park (part of Wolli Creek Regional Park). The aim of this trip was to provide an opportunity for the new members of the club to meet other newbies as...
Mud Run

Mud Run

Note: This report has been edited from the original pdf version which contains extra annotations to the images.   This page alone has everything you need to know and see. These 3 pictures basically summarise the whole adventure.       But if you want more details of...

Bike Ride Dulwich Hill to Cronulla

It was with some uncertainty that I advertised this trip with SUBW, somewhat doubtful that there would be enough cyclists with interest in this 27km ride in the club. But, over time I got another 5 participants to sign up. Martin, Albert and I met at my house at...