Not as unfit as I thought I was!

WYONG CREEK – 3 October 2021
So, we’re still in lock-down, it’s been 90+ days as at today’s date and I haven’t done a single bit of exercise, so on the 1st October, I decided to start walking.  Trish and Heather said they were doing a walk in Wyong Creek and would I like to come, so I jumped at the offer, was this what I needed to get back some motivation to stay fit? Continue reading

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100+ days of Lockdown – the end is in sight

NARARA – 9 October 2021
All during the past 100+ days of  lockdown a group of enthusiastic MSS canyoners had gotten together via Zoom to talk about all things canyoning (knots, anchors, canyoning in NZ etc).  With the end of lockdown imminent David Mason threw out the idea of a bounce trip to Ranon (not yet on the calendar).  So, a practice day was set up to fine tune mechanical ascending skills, specifically crossing re-belays. Continue reading

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An unexpected Adventure with David

CENTRAL COAST – 25 July 2021
With my usual fitness walking friends either out of town, physically unable, out of our lockdown area or just too busy, I’d not been out walking for almost a month.  My son David kindly offered to go for a walk with me, so we went to a ridge that I’d often walked, mid-way between his house and mine.  Let me tell you, I was most unfit and struggled up the big hill to get to the ridge! Continue reading

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The weekend before Lock Down

NEWNES VALLEY – 19-20 June 2021
This started out as a weekend of canyoning, possibly a wet canyon, but after last weekend and the cold, I felt that a wet canyon wasn’t such a good idea.  There aren’t that many dry canyons in the Newnes Valley that we felt like doing so decided on some exploratory stuff. Continue reading

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Exploratory Canyoning in Brass Monkey weather!

NORTHERN WOLLEMI NP – 12 – 14 June 2021
This trip had been planned for a couple of months but then a “cold snap” headed in from down south and the temperatures plummeted! There were only four of us going, and each one of us (unbeknown to the others), questioned the wisdom of heading out into the wilderness in freezing cold weather!  Continue reading

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