3. Monday 24th February - Birchgrove-Balmain walk led by
Our January Walk took place on 3 February, as the normal date fell on the Australia Day Public Holiday. Les Milross was going to lead but could not attend. Les had dug up some interesting facts for locations along the walk. We walked along the Esplanade past the Bass and Flinders Point to the former Fisheries Research Centre. High tide prevented most of us to walk the Gunnamatta Bay Foreshores. We went therefore via Nicholson Street to the Gunnamatta Park picnic area, where we had our lunch. Two of the walkers took the wet route, where they had an unfortunate meeting with rock oysters but fortunately survived the ordeal to tell the tale.
The next walk on Monday 24 February will be to Birchgrove and Balmain and will be led by John Jarvis. Departing from Town Hall on 441 bus to Birchgrove Park. Break for morning tea at Ballast Point, then on to Mort’s Bay, Mort’s Dock and the Thames Street ferry wharf. It is uphill to Darling Street, Balmain. We will have a one hour break to have lunch in one of the many cafes or your own lunch in Gladstone Park. We then walk to the Balmain East wharf at the end of Darling Street and catch a ferry or the 442 bus back to Town Hall. It is an easy, interesting walk. Travel by train from Heathcote at 8.38am, Engadine 8.41am, Loftus 8.45am, arriving town Hall at 9.25.
The walk on 31 March will be led by me starting at the Sydney Fish Markets Station. Our walk will take us across the ANZAC Bridge, Rozelle and Blackwater Bays, then back to the Fish Markets.
|March 2014||Seventeen starters participated in the February walk led by John Jarvis to Birchgrove and Balmain. It was a most enjoyable walk, which by mutual consent was extended to include a side trip to Long Nose Point.
Monday 31st March - The walk will be a round trip to and from the Fish markets via the Anzac Bridge, Rozelle and Black Wattle Bays. We will depart from Central Station using the Light Rail. After the walk we will return to Central again using the Light Rail. It is not an easy, but certainly an interesting walk, approximately 6 km long. Lunch will be at the Fish Markets. Bring your own or alternatively treat yourselves to one of the many delicacies available at the Markets. Travel by train from Heathcote at 8.38am, Engadine 8.41am, Loftus 8.45am, arriving Central at 9.22am.
Monday 28th April - The walk will be led by Chris and Michael Rose. It will commence at Edgecliff and end with a walk around Kings Cross.
|April 2014||Twenty one walkers participated in our March walk, a round trip from the Fish Markets via the Anzac Bridge. We were blessed with a nice sunny day and all enjoyed lunch of their choice from the many food venues.
Monday 28 April - This walk is a fairly short walk from Edgecliff Station down Darling Point Road and around Rushcutters Bay finishing up at Kings Cross Station. Travel by train from Heathcote at 8.38am, Engadine 8.41am, Loftus 8.45am.
Future walk - Night walk on Monday 26 May – ‘Vivid Sydney’. We are planning to catch the train into the city late in the afternoon arriving at Circular Quay in time to witness the “Vivid Sydney” lights display at the Opera House, Customs House and the harbour lights. We hope to catch a ferry round to Darling Harbour. It would probably be best to take a sandwich and buy a coffee along the way.
Train from Heathcote 4.35pm, Engadine 4.38pm, Loftus 4.42pm. More details May meeting.
It would be best to bring a sandwich and buy coffee or tea along the way.
Train departs Heathcote4.35pm, Engadine 4.38pm, Loftus 4.42pm
Future Walk - Monday 30th June - Manly to Shelley Beach - Gerard will be leading this walk.
|June 2014|| Sixteen walkers enjoyed a very mild May night for our Vivid experience. The crowds were only small and we were able to see all the lights on the Opera House, Customs House and the MCA. A ferry ride round to Darling Harbour finished our night off.
Monday 30th June - Manly to Shelley Beach - This is a very picturesque and fairly flat walk along the Manly esplanade. Gerard will be leading this walk.
Train departs Heathcote 8.18am, Engadine 8.21am, Loftus 8.25am. The ferry departs at 9.30am.
|July 2014||Fourteen walkers participated in our July walk from Tempe to Canterbury Station via the Cooks River Valley. the weather was absolutely beautiful and we had coffee and a lovely chocolate at Adoracoffee shop. The level walk went past beautiful parkland and some interesting historical buildings and structures.|
|August 2014|| Monday 28th July - Fourteen walkers participated in our July walk from Tempe to Canterbury Station via the Cooks River Valley. The weather was absolutely beautiful and we had coffee and a lovely chocolate at the Adora coffee shop. The level walk went past beautiful parkland and some interesting historical buildings and structures.
Monday 25th August -
This walk will be led by John Jarvis, there will be a short walk from Dulwich Hill Station to the new Light Rail Station. Train to Jubilee Park, followed by an easy flat walk around Rozelle and Black Wattle Bays to Glebe Light Rail Station. Train to Pyrmont Bay followed by a walk via Pyrmont Bridge and Cockle Bay to Townhall Station. Bring your own lunch or if you wish, dine at a Darling Harbour eatery. Travel by train from Heathcote at 8.38am, Engadine 8.41am, Loftus 8.45am. We will change trains at Sydenham.
Future walk - The September walk will be 7 km easy flat loop around Iron Cove Bay.
NOTE: Garden Group is the 4th Tuesday of the month.
|September 2014|| Monday29th September - Thiswalk will be an easy flat 7km loop around Iron Cove Bay. We will start at the Rozelle side. It will be a varied and interesting walk, following a combined walking/cycling path all around the bay. We will finish at Brett Park with a picnic lunch. Then back by bus to Townhall and the train home. Train from Heathcote 8.38am, Engadine 8.41am, Loftus 8.45am, then by bus to Rozelle.
NOTE: Next Garden Group is the Tuesday 28th October.
|October 2014||September walk - After a smooth trip by train and bus, we started the walk on the Rozelle side of the Iron Cove Bridge. It was a beautiful sunny day, the scenery was varied and walking made easy by well-designed foot/cycle paths. The walk finished at Brett Park with a picnic lunch.
1. Monday 27th October - This walk will start at Oatley Station then to Chistensen Circuit and Mallard Drive in Oatley Park. It will be a relaxing and beautiful walk, with nice vistas of Jew Fish Bay, the Georges River Boggywell Creek and Lime Kiln Bay. The walk will be 6 km and will finish with a picnic lunch at the Castle. Then back to Oatley Station and home.
Train from Heathcote at 9.29am, Engadine 9.32am, Loftus 9.36am. We will change trains at Sutherland and arrive at Oatley at 9.58am.
2. Monday 24th November - Lead by John Jarvis - 9520 6891 - The November walk will be a very picturesque starting from Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach. Travel by train and ferry. The return trip will be by bus and train.
3. December Walk - I propose that there will be no December Walk as this would take place on 29th December in the middle of all festivities. Please let us know if anyone is aware of a special walk or event at the next meeting.
NOTE: Next Garden Group is the Tuesday 28th October
|November 2014|| Monday 24th November - Athol Bay to Balmoral Beach, via Harbour National Park and Georges Heights. Ferry to Athol Bay departs Circular Quay 9.50am. Bus from Balmoral Beach to QVB departs 1.06 pm. A very scenic and historical walk, not too strenuous. Food and drink available at Georges Heights or BYO.
Train from Heathcote at 8.38am, Engadine 8.41am, Loftus 8.45am.
NOTE: Next Garden Group is the Tuesday 25 November
|December 2014|| Monday 24th November - The walk led by John Jarvis started with a ferry ride to Taronga Zoo and finished at Balmoral Beach. Twelve walkers participated and everyone agree that it was one of the most beautiful walk we have done.
No walks for December or January.
NEXT WALK: Monday 23rd February 2015