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199606 [2020/06/25 11:48]
ljclarke6 [Hangliding In Tandem]
199606 [2020/06/25 11:55]
ljclarke6 [Hymn Of Hate]
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 ====== Hangliding In Tandem ====== ====== Hangliding In Tandem ======
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 **by Brian Holden** **by Brian Holden**
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 09/05/96 09/05/96
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 The preceding apprehension is replaced by a sort of numbness as I am strapped into my jacket. Is this really happening to me? As the pilot checks over the glider and my gear, he moves as in a kind of shadow as my Mind has sought refuge in some nether-world. I hear him say "whatever you do, do not touch this bar" and my silent response is that. would rather die than touch that bar - which I suppose is what he Was implying would happen to both of us if I did grab a hold of it in panic. The preceding apprehension is replaced by a sort of numbness as I am strapped into my jacket. Is this really happening to me? As the pilot checks over the glider and my gear, he moves as in a kind of shadow as my Mind has sought refuge in some nether-world. I hear him say "whatever you do, do not touch this bar" and my silent response is that. would rather die than touch that bar - which I suppose is what he Was implying would happen to both of us if I did grab a hold of it in panic.
  
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 **May General Meeting** **May General Meeting**
-There was mention of Roger Brown on a flying visit from the U.K. and prospective named Lucy Sullivan. Lucy is a readmitted full member. There seem tobe some confusion there. Maurie Bloom's cycling trip on the Sunday went- but there were no details. Eddie Giacomel led 16 on his Sunday walk in the Megalong Valley.+ 
 +There was mention of Roger Brown on a flying visit from the U.K. and prospective named Lucy Sullivan. Lucy is a readmitted full member. There seem to be some confusion there. Maurie Bloom's cycling trip on the Sunday went- but there were no details. Eddie Giacomel led 16 on his Sunday walk in the Megalong Valley.
  
 Anzac Weekend saw the return of weekend walks to the program.- Jim Rivers led a Party Of 7, on his Morton NP walk. The diligent among you will have read the account that appeared in the previous Magazine. For those who didn't, or the Condensed book lovers out there, the walk was severely rerouted due to certain car problems of an inverse nature. The weather was good however. Tony Holgate had 9 on his walk in the Deua NP. They enjoyed it all so much they stayed out Sunday evening as well. John Hogan sort of combined his Kanangra walk with Paul McCann's Oxley Wild Rivers NP trip. There were 5 on the trip and John provided an extensive report. Anzac Weekend saw the return of weekend walks to the program.- Jim Rivers led a Party Of 7, on his Morton NP walk. The diligent among you will have read the account that appeared in the previous Magazine. For those who didn't, or the Condensed book lovers out there, the walk was severely rerouted due to certain car problems of an inverse nature. The weather was good however. Tony Holgate had 9 on his walk in the Deua NP. They enjoyed it all so much they stayed out Sunday evening as well. John Hogan sort of combined his Kanangra walk with Paul McCann's Oxley Wild Rivers NP trip. There were 5 on the trip and John provided an extensive report.
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 found to be in flood. At about there they called it a day, and returned to Katoomba.. Dennis Morgan and Shiela Speter cancelled their hot air balloon trip due to weather conditions and Peter Miller had already postponed his BeroWra walk to go on the hot air balloon trip. Maureen Carter led a party of 7 on her Romp in the Royal on the Saturday. It turned out to be a long, wet day with leeches aplenty. Don Brooks had 12 on his Sunday walk out from Woodford in similar conditions. They rerouted the trip to avoid Wilsons Glen and lunched early in a cave to avoid the unpleasantness of lumbar trickles while masticating. Margaret Read cancelled her Brisbane Waters NP trip the same day. found to be in flood. At about there they called it a day, and returned to Katoomba.. Dennis Morgan and Shiela Speter cancelled their hot air balloon trip due to weather conditions and Peter Miller had already postponed his BeroWra walk to go on the hot air balloon trip. Maureen Carter led a party of 7 on her Romp in the Royal on the Saturday. It turned out to be a long, wet day with leeches aplenty. Don Brooks had 12 on his Sunday walk out from Woodford in similar conditions. They rerouted the trip to avoid Wilsons Glen and lunched early in a cave to avoid the unpleasantness of lumbar trickles while masticating. Margaret Read cancelled her Brisbane Waters NP trip the same day.
  
-Conservation report indicated that the forest peace process is still in progress. It's all getting down to the fate of the high conservation value forest areas, left in the "too hard" basket until last. The NSW government is assessing a further eight wilderness areas. The meeting unanimously agreed to write to the government supporting their actions on wilderness areas. There was a report from the body of the meeting of a horseriding _party setting out into the park from Kanangra Walls on Easter Friday morning.+Conservation report indicated that the forest peace process is still in progress. It's all getting down to the fate of the high conservation value forest areas, left in the "too hard" basket until last. The NSW government is assessing a further eight wilderness areas. The meeting unanimously agreed to write to the government supporting their actions on wilderness areas. There was a report from the body of the meeting of a horseriding  party setting out into the park from Kanangra Walls on Easter Friday morning.
  
 Confederation report indicated that stories of vandalism at Bluegum have been exaggerated. It appears the damage was confined to the area near the Acacia Flat camping area. Confederation are to establish a home page on the internet. There have been further protests about the number of cattle being encountered on the Kowrnung River. There is a possibility that NPWS will request that park users provide advance notice of: Confederation report indicated that stories of vandalism at Bluegum have been exaggerated. It appears the damage was confined to the area near the Acacia Flat camping area. Confederation are to establish a home page on the internet. There have been further protests about the number of cattle being encountered on the Kowrnung River. There is a possibility that NPWS will request that park users provide advance notice of:
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 |Ms Debbie Tong|9922 4084 |869 2200| |Ms Debbie Tong|9922 4084 |869 2200|
  
-Barry Wallace HonMembership Sec.+//Barry Wallace HonMembership Sec.//
  
 ====== WEEKEND WALK CHANGE ====== ====== WEEKEND WALK CHANGE ======
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 So, all you people coming to join us, don't be too dismayed if you strike a few rough trips. The day might come when you treasure that "walk on the wild side" and wish you could do it again.  So, all you people coming to join us, don't be too dismayed if you strike a few rough trips. The day might come when you treasure that "walk on the wild side" and wish you could do it again. 
  
-====== A Winter Reminder======+====== A Winter Reminder ======
  
 **Exposure** (climatic hypothermia) **Exposure** (climatic hypothermia)
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 on 31st August 1996. It is different from the previous occasions and will cost only $23 per person per, night in rooms with 4 or 6 beds. This backpacker type accommodation at the Gatehouse in Jenolan House Complex is quite adequate. However this accommodation will only be available if the booking is done before 30th June 1996. Those who are interested should immediately contact the Jenolen House (Tel: 063 59 3304; fax 063 59 3227) and book and pay. The group booking has been done in the name of Sydney Bushwalkers. on 31st August 1996. It is different from the previous occasions and will cost only $23 per person per, night in rooms with 4 or 6 beds. This backpacker type accommodation at the Gatehouse in Jenolan House Complex is quite adequate. However this accommodation will only be available if the booking is done before 30th June 1996. Those who are interested should immediately contact the Jenolen House (Tel: 063 59 3304; fax 063 59 3227) and book and pay. The group booking has been done in the name of Sydney Bushwalkers.
  
-With regard to the group dinner, those who are interested should contact Jan in order to organise that. and the cost would be $35.00 per person. There is now a bistro opened for coffee, other drinks and meals. It is also quite good and for this no booking is necessary, -lase who liketo enjoy the delightful breakfast can+With regard to the group dinner, those who are interested should contact Jan in order to organise that. and the cost would be $35.00 per person. There is now a bistro opened for coffee, other drinks and meals. It is also quite good and for this no booking is necessary, Thpse who like to enjoy the delightful breakfast can
 without booking. without booking.
  
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 Oh, how I hate the race of packs!  Oh, how I hate the race of packs! 
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 I'd like to hit mine with an axe.  I'd like to hit mine with an axe. 
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 I'd like to bust it right in two, I'd like to bust it right in two,
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 Or beat it till it's black and blue!  Or beat it till it's black and blue! 
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 I'd like to fling it in the sea, I'd like to fling it in the sea,
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 Or jump upon it savagely! Or jump upon it savagely!
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 How dare it sit and mock at me,  How dare it sit and mock at me, 
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 Knowing that it must carried be?  Knowing that it must carried be? 
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 How dare it grin, with beastly bulge, How dare it grin, with beastly bulge,
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 And naught but ribald mirth  And naught but ribald mirth 
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 divulge? divulge?
  
 And does it feed upon the air,  And does it feed upon the air, 
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 That it grows daily heavier? That it grows daily heavier?
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 Or slyly suck my puny strength, Or slyly suck my puny strength,
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 And take my breath, and leave but length? And take my breath, and leave but length?
  
 Just watch it try to break my neck.  Just watch it try to break my neck. 
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 Using me as a landing-deck! Using me as a landing-deck!
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 Pompous pincushion! Loathsome lump! Pompous pincushion! Loathsome lump!
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 I vow you ne'er again I'll hump  I vow you ne'er again I'll hump 
  
 //Grace Edgecombe SBW July 1938//  //Grace Edgecombe SBW July 1938// 
  
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