Pantoneys Crown, Gardens of Stone NP
Photo: Damon de Costa
The Flannell Flower, the SBW emblem since 1927, is in flower again. (Photo David, Wondabyne to Cogra Bay, 7 Oct)
If you are far enough away from civilisation you can have a 1000 Man Cave all to yourself. (Photo Bruno, October Long Weekend, 1000 Man Cave is in Kanangra Boyd NP).
Patsy and Steve set a new standard in Happy Hour with their Strawberry, Chocolate and Orange Slice Fondue on Mark's overnight trip to the Wild Dogs on the Long Weekend.
The leader's instructions were meet at Wondabyne Station. The member programmed the destination into Google Maps; good news, he could drive all the way. Whoops ! Google didn't show the locked gate on Woy Woy Road. Never mind, only three hours walk from there to Wondabyne Station.
Log bridges are fun to walk across even if the creek is bone dry and it is completely unnecessary to use the bridge. Yengo NP 15 September. (Photo Paul Davis)
A party of 15 SBWs are exploring the Italian Dolomites on a 16 day walk. Perfect weather.
Last week's rain got the creeks pumping and SBWs doing something they had not done for a long time - traversing flooding water.
Snow, windy conditions and road closures disrupted a busy weekend of walking. Leaders were forced to cancel walks in the Blue Mountains, Wild Dogs and Newnes over the weekend of 10/11 August.
Another great crop of new members have graduated to full membership in July : Emma de Haas, Emma Gillyon, Kylee Hill, Sally Ho, Gary Landsdown, Derrick Lian, Karen McMahon, Sarah Nash, Anne Turner, Steve Watson
101 people joined SBW in the last three months.
23 were under 30 years of age (the youngest was 20), with another 29 aged between 31 and 40.
55% were women.
4 of the ten members who have qualified for Full Membership in July were under 40, with the youngest being 23.
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