Up and Downers Bushwalking Club

Upcoming Events

March 18 Red Socks Reel night at Pennant Hills. More info will follow

2019 weekend away - we have booked the Blue Mountains (Katoomba) YHA for 23/24 August. We have exclusive use of rooms, lounge. kitchen. Couples will almost certainly have their own rooms. Cost will be about the same as 2018. Decisions re catering will be made later. Dave C.

Next walk

Saturday: 2 March,
Risk assessment:

Last Walk

Saturday 23 February: Well, the leaders were trying to suit too many differing objectives today and ended up exhausting most of the group, including themselves. Sorry about that! 8 walkers completed 19-20km, another 2 completed all but the last 1km of that distance, and another 2 completed probably only about 3km, but it was the first 2 of that (which we all did) that sapped us all - up and down (good name for a club??) through several small steep creek gullies, LOTS of fallen trees to clamber over, etc. Walk as originally advertised started about 11am and was brilliant as usual with great views and forest. And then to add insult to injury, the Scarborough Hotel was just closing when we arrived at 4.50pm - very odd! Helensburgh pub was a rather poor substitute, but at least we all got a drink.

Member Updates

Feb 6: our much loved member Tas Wilson passed away this morning. His journey of the last few months has been tough. He is now at peace. We will miss him.

General News & Information

Next craft AFTERNOON on Tuesday, 26 February at 1pm to 3pm. Message Pam on 0407069736 if you are coming along.

Club member Jo-Anne Lee did a Kimberley tour with the following company this year and was very impressed with the couple running the show. Great value for money. They now have a new tour added to their offerings. See https://www.kimberleyoffroadtours.com/­our-tours/­

Article at bottom of page re ticks is very informative. Please read. Val does carry a can of stuff to freeze them off on walks, but depending on where you live you might like to obtain your own.

The current program is available here. Activities_Guide__Feb_to_July_2019.docx

Deep (& Meaningful?) Thoughts from Members

people say "You only Live once" They are way off the mark, you Live every day and you only Die Once!!! Live and enjoy what we have. Dawn Carrington

Also people say life begins at 40 (or 50) but life begins at 0 and it is upwards for as long as you like

Tip: Don't say Dad Joke Anymore. Better to say Grandfather Joke. One step worse Ah, Ha, Ha, Greg!

Tick Guidelines Allergic-Reactions-to-Tick-Bites-presentation-17_3_13-pdf_(1).pdf