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Umina to Patonga beach walk - Sunday 6th August 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] Umina to Patonga beach walk - Sunday 6th August 2017 -
Umina - Pearl Beach - Patonga Walk Sunday 6th August. A nice easy walk of about 10km return and includes 2 beaches.

This is intended primarily as an easy introductory walk for new people joining in 2nd Semester. (If you are an existing member you can still come). I had hoped to have done Wentworth Falls National Pass that day - but there is trackwork on the Western Line. Will do this Blue Mountains walk at a later date.

Train to Woy Woy Station (70 minutes ride) then short bus ride to Mt Ettalong for the walk start.
(You can drive up if you want - just let me know if you want to do that and if you are wiling to give others a lift from Woy Woy Station - about a 15 minute drive to the walk start).

Safe swimming optional at south end of Pearl Beach on the way back if you want (NO swimming at Patonga - estuarine sharks, or at north end of Pearl Beach - dangerous location).
Walk is partly through Brisbane Water National Park. Will include Crommelin Arboretum at Pearl Beach.

Sea Water temperature at present is almost 20 degrees C so if you are from Northern Europe you will probably think swimming is OK at present.

What to bring:
At least 1.5 Litres water,
Lunch - although there is the option of buying a fish and chip lunch at Patonga if you don't mind queuing at a popular shop for 15 minutes.
Good shoes, volleys are OK as are runners.
Swim Clothes and towel if you want to swim.

Weather forecast for Woy Woy so far indicates it should be an OK day.

Train fare is $2-60 return if you have an Opal card, and the $2-60 fare will also include any bus fares.

Should be back in Sydney by 5.45pm. Maybe even earlier.

Meeting time and place will be advised to you once you sign up for the walk. Members only, please.

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

Only join up if you are quite sure you can come. We take a dim view of "no shows".
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