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33 years of keeping minds active, staying healthy through activities and enjoying fellowship of friends

 

 

2021 Walks

January

 Monday 22nd FebruaryMonday 22nd February

Our walk for February was to be to the city, but as Covid is still hanging around I have decided to adopt plan “B”!

We will be travelling by train to Sutherland, then to Woolooware, from where we will venture to Cronulla via Woolooware village and on to the beach front at Wanda, thence to North Cronulla. Hopefully the weather will be nice so we can enjoy a lunch stop in the park.

Catch the train 2nd last carriage - Heathcote 8:38am, Engadine 8:41am, Loftus 8:45am.

Our walks are generally non-strenuous with the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and good company.

Don’t forget your water lunch and MASK for the train. 

February   Repeat:  

Monday 22nd February

We will be travelling by train to Sutherland, then to Woolooware, from where we will venture to Cronulla via Woolooware village, past Cronulla Golf Club to Eloura beach, and North Cronulla for lunch. Afterwards to Cronulla station and home. This is an easy walk taking in the pleasant sea views.

Catch the train 2nd last carriage - Heathcote 8:38am, Engadine 8:41am, Loftus 8:45am.

 Our walks are generally non-strenuous with the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and good company.

Don’t forget your water lunch and MASK for the train.

  • Our March walk will be to the city over the Harbour Bridge.
                                                                                                                          
March  

Our February walk, Woolooware to Cronulla was enjoyed by eleven walkers on a bright sunny day.  We alighted the train at Woolooware station, made our way through Woolooware village, past Cronulla Golf Club to Eloura Beach front. Thankfully the soft sea breeze afforded a degree of comfort as we made our way to North Cronulla where we stopped for a coffee and snack break, and photo shoot. We ventured on to Shelly Park for lunch under the trees, later making our way to Cronulla Station for the trip home.

The next walk is on Monday March 22nd travelling to the City and across the Harbour Bridge, to Milsons Point, returning by ferry to Circular Quay.

Come and enjoy a great day out, it is quite an easy walk with only a couple of sets of stairs and also lifts to make life easy.

Catch our normal train, Heathcote 8-38am, Engadine 8-41am, Loftus 8-45am, second last carriage.

Don’t forget your face mask for public transport travel, water and lunch.

 

On 29th March, eight walkers enjoyed a brilliant day, travelling to the city, catching the light rail to Circular Quay, strolling through The Rocks, up Argyle St and then to the Sydney Observatory where we had a break, taking in the view of the Harbour Bridge stretching across to Milsons Point and Luna Park. We then passed under the bridge approach, making use of the lift to take us up to the western walkway and across the bridge to the northern side, overlooking Kirribilli village, then took the lift down to street level, making our way to Bradfield Park where we stopped for an early lunch break and coffee. It was a short walk to Milsons Point ferry wharf where we caught the ferry to Darling Harbour, alighting at Barangaroo wharf and then a leisurely stroll to Martin Place station for our trip home

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APRIL:  There is no walk for April because of the ANZAC celebrations and the 26th is also my birthday which demands a no walk day!

Monday 24th May - Our next walk we will be travelling to the city then via the Opera House to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, Botanic Gardens and Domain. Details will be in the May newsletter.

May  

There was no walk in April.

Our walk for May will be Monday 24th, catching the train to Martin Place Station, then to Circular Quay, past the Opera House to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair via the Botanic Gardens and on to the Domain. From here we make our way back to Martin Place Station for the trip home. It’s a gentle walk taking in Harbour and garden views so come along and join our bunch of friendly walkers.

Catch the 2nd last carriage at Heathcote 8-38am, Engadine 8-41am, Loftus   8-45am.

Bring your lunch, water and facemask for the train.

June  

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On our walk last month, we started with eleven, but John Jarvis had a medical problem and decided to pull out at Martin Place Station and return home, with the remaining ten catching the tram to Circular Quay and making our way past the Opera House along the Harbour walk past the Botanical Gardens to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, and then the rain started. We sheltered beneath a large sandstone overhang and had our morning tea break until it eased enough to continue. Sharing umbrellas and some ponchos provided by Loraine, we braved the weather and made our way to the coffee shop opposite the Art Gallery where we stopped for coffee and lunch to dry out. The rain eventually passed and we continued on through the Domain, Sydney Eye Hospital, and then to Martin Place Station for the train home. The moral of the story is: Don’t trust the weather man, it was supposed to be partly cloudy!

Our next walk will be on Monday 28th June (the 4th Monday of the month) travelling to Sydenham Station then to Canterbury Station and walk back alongside the Cooks River to Wolli Creek. It is mainly flat, walkway/cycle path. Come and join our friendly group and visit places you might otherwise not experience.

Catch the 2nd last carriage at Heathcote 8-38am, Engadine 8-41am, Loftus 8-45am.

Bring your lunch, water, umbrella just in case and facemask for the train.

July  

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 Hello walkers, well Covid 19 has again raised its head and forced our July walk to be cancelled and rescheduled for next month, at this stage Monday 23rd August,  but who knows, as we rely on lockdown restrictions easing and of course safety of us all as we venture to areas outside our locality. At this stage it will be the Woronora walk as it is closer to home, but we will have to play it by ear, as they say. If it can go ahead, we will catch our normal train, alight at Sutherland and return by bus from Woronora to Sutherland station as previously outlined. Stay safe and watch for details next month.

August  Covid 19          

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Hello walkers,

Covid-19 again. Well, another month of no organized walking, I hope you are all getting out in your local neighbourhood and exercising to keep fit ready for when we can venture out to wider horizons. It seems like an age since we could get together for an outing, and our August & September walks won’t be happening, so fingers crossed for October!

That is the reality at this stage, keep safe and get vaccinated.

September  

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Hello walkers,

Once again nothing happening on the walks front, October still seems to be our earliest time to be able to safely venture out. Stay safe, until next month.

October   

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Hello walkers,

Monday 25th October

Finally, we can venture out and enjoy the great outdoors. For the adventurous, our October walk will be on Monday 25th, travel by train to Sutherland then through bush track to Woronora river and along to the RSL, across the river and make our way to the old bridge at Menai Rd to catch the bus back to Sutherland station.

Catch our normal train, Heathcote 8-38am, Engadine 8-41am, Loftus 8-45am, 2nd last carriage. Bring your lunch, drink and mask, hopefully the weather will be nice.

Looking forward to catching up with you all.

November  

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Last month was our first walk since June, and eleven of us were blessed with a beautiful day for our outing to Woronora. From the tranquility of the bush track we emerged above the river, before making our way to the park opposite the “Boatshed” restaurant where we had morning tea. From here we crossed the river to Prices Circuit then down to the riverside walk, taking us to the Bridge Cafe and caravan park, from where we caught the bus back to Sutherland. We then made our way to the park behind the Entertainment Centre for lunch. After an enjoyable chat we strolled back to the station for our short trip home.

Monday 22nd November – Canterbury walking to Wolli Creek via Cooks River walkway. It is approximately 5.8km, no hills with some pleasant scenery. Come along and join our friendly group.

Catch our normal train, Heathcote 8-38am, Engadine 8-41am, Loftus 8-45am, 2nd last carriage. Bring your morning tea, lunch, drink and mask which is still mandatory on the train, hopefully the weather will be nice.

There won’t be a walk in December, watch this space for next years walk!

December

 There won’t be a walk in December, watch this space for next years walk!     

 

We were lucky to get our November walk on a cloudy but rain free day, eleven walkers travelled by train to Sydenham then to Canterbury Station from where we made our way to the Cooks River walkway. We followed the path, stopping for a morning tea break at Ewen Park, then venturing on, crossing the river just before Marrickville Golf course, following the southern bank of the river to Bayview Ave where we crossed the river once again and joined the path near Tempe Station for the short walk to Kendrick Park where we had lunch, then over the bridge on the Princes Highway to Wolli Creek station. Some of us stopped for coffee and half the group deciding to catch the “Coastie” train, except for Barry who waited on the platform for the coffee group. Unfortunately, we missed him on the platform and caught the train, only for him to ring asking where we were, he was still waiting on the platform, so had a half hour wait for the next train. My leadership credentials aren’t looking too good! First time I’ve left someone stranded!

There won’t be a walk in December.

January - I’m considering a trip to the Coal Loader at Waverton, North Sydney but have yet to plan it, I also have a trip to Wendy’s Secret Garden near Luna Park as an option as well. Have a happy and safe Christmas, see you in the New Year.