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SUBW Walk: Manly-Clontarf-Taronga Zoo Wharf, Sunday 12th March 2017.

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Leader:Bruce Stafford
Email:bstaffor [replace this stuff with the at symbol] med [this one is meant to be a dot] usyd [this one is meant to be a dot] edu [this one is meant to be a dot] au [that completes the address and now comes a subject suggestion] SUBW Walk: Manly-Clontarf-Taronga Zoo Wharf, Sunday 12th March 2017.
SUBW Walk: Manly-Clontarf-Taronga Zoo Wharf, Sunday 12th March 2017.
(Subtitled: "Kaiser's Uncle shot" walk).

A medium walk along the well-known Sydney Harbour Foreshore track, with a side trip to Crater Cove. I also deviate from the "official" track at Balmoral to go via Laurie Plunkett Reserve to Middle Head.
Although it is on fairly easy tracks with only moderate grades, it is classed as "medium" because of its length - 20 km. There are opt out points at the Spit (11km) or Balmoral (14km) for buses back to Sydney.

There are a variety of track surfaces for you to try out: paved footpaths, rough bush tracks, sandy beaches, rocky foreshores, railway ballasted track.
Swimming is possible at Castle Rock Beach and/or Balmoral.

What to bring:
At least 1.5 Litres water (can refill at Clontarf (half way point) and Balmoral).
Good shoes (Volleys are OK).
Swim Clothes if you want to swim.

Leeches - never been seen on this walk.
Snakes - a very small possibility.
Dragons - lots, especially if it's a warm sunny day.!

Fares: If you have an Opal Card, Manly Ferry is covered by the $2-50 Sunday fare cost as is the Taronga Ferry back to Circular Quay. Your train or bus fares are also covered in the $2-50 Sunday limit.
Back in Sydney around 5.30pm.

Please note that smoking is not allowed on ferries, nor in National Parks. I also prefer that smokers not smoke throughout the whole walk.

Meeting place and time to be advised once you sign up for this walk.
Please note that sometimes the uni webmail system "quarantines" some emails for several hours, so there might be a delay in my replying to you.

Members only, please. Only sign up for this walk if are sure you can come. We take a dim view of "no shows".

Regarding the curious subtitle "Kaiser's uncle shot" walk, you will just have to come along to find out! The answer will be revealed halfway along the walk, but I will give you 2 clues: 1. Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and 2. The "Kaiser" was Wilhelm II but wasn't Kaiser at the time.

Also, if you miss out on a place on this walk, please do not just turn up at the wharf hoping a place will come up.

Any more questions, just email me.

Bruce Stafford.
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