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Fancy Schmancy Dinner No. 7

Another fancy schmancy dinner prepared by Angie (Dihn), Jeanne and Celine. But as you will see on the pictures taken by Angie, everyone pitched in. A very successful night for which Chai has now decided to join. She is cooking on the next round scheduled just a day before my birthday next year. 2013-10-19 Fancy… Read More ›

Sydney Bushfire – Spring 2013

We were at the Waterfront Restaurant in Circular Quay last night when I notice ashes around my unused plate. Little do I know about the enormity of the bush fire happening around us. Dubbed as the worst bush fire in a decade – and it’s not summer yet. I was planning to bring my camera… Read More ›

Ride 2 Work 2013

If the objective of the National Ride 2 Work Day is to somehow encourage me to ditch the car in favour of my two-wheel ride – I’m afraid my verdict is still – No. This is my third participation to the Ride 2 Work Day event, although my last one before today was when the… Read More ›

Homebush to Prospect via M4

This is our October 2013 cycling group route. A 50Km return trip from Homebush to Prospect via the M4 cycleway. From our recci about 2 weeks ago, we decided not to take the scenic route to shorten the trip. The cycle path into the Prospect Reservoir was also closed a week after our recci. Ivor and I thought of scoping the alternate route to the pub last Monday being a public holiday – but we both message each other in the morning that we were too lazy to do it.

Jerusalem Bay Track – Cowan to Brooklyn

This is a 13.5 km trek which is a part of the Great North Walk. A very informative track description is found at he WildWalks Website (search for Jerusalem Bay Track for the latest pdf notes). Angie, Ivor and myself planned this walk as a difficult trek for Ivor and myself to try. Angie has… Read More ›

Homebush to Prospect – Return

Last Thursday, I heard an interview on the radio with Bill Bryson. He was launching his new book “One Summer – America 1927”. I resolved to buy a Kindle copy on Amazon but even better – it was available on Audible. I’m currently in the middle of listening to it, and as I write this… Read More ›

Two Creek Track

This is the first bush walk led by Angie and myself for the Macquarie Explorer Club. Although, I would credit Angie for most of the leading. She picked up this beautiful track. All Ivor and I did was to keep her company. The day is perfect, the forecast was 18C but it felt warmer than… Read More ›

Cronulla Ride

This is the a continuation of our attempt to cycle from Homebush to Brighton Le Sands which ended up being abandoned somewhere in Arncliffe. On this ride, however, we decided to meet at Adora in Earlwood to load up on coffee and chocolates. The previous night has been drizzling and Jeannie has already sent an… Read More ›

Two Creek Track Recci

Recci is short for reconnaissance (because we can’t spell it without spell check). As new members of the Macquarie Explorer Club, Angie and I volunteered to do a recci for a walk. Eventually, we also recruited Ivor to the task. This morning, we met up at the Lindfield Oval to scope out the Two Creek… Read More ›

Pindar Cave Bush Walk

I’m usually good in preparing for a walk the night before. However, the one thing you leave out is what gets you undone for the day. The night before this walk, I prepared my bags, water on the camelback bladder, lunch, morning tea, gps, glasses, that sort. Then I setup the GPS for Angie’s place… Read More ›