End of Year Bash, BBQ + Band

BOOKINGS NOW OPEN

Come and see your President boogie to the tune of the famous Jump Daddies at the beautiful Paxton Winery in McLaren Vale.

Sunday 28 November, 12-5pm
$20 per person

Numbers are strictly limited – first in first served! No ticket sales at door, pre-order only. Last year was a sold out – book early. No refunds!

Befores, bbq and artisan bread provided. Wine for purchase by the bottle or glass, cash only, no BYO. Bring beer or soft drink, Bring SALAD or Dessert to share, chair or rug, plates & cutlery.

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End-to-End 3 Endure Appalling Conditions

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South Australia, driest state, in the driest continent. Oh yeah!! E2E3 put paid to that old chestnut, On a weekend when 4 walkers had to be rescued from the Heysen Trail near Blinman, E2E3 endured what can only be describes as appalling conditions.

A revised programme, due to an impassable Waukerie Creek, meant the group walked from Dutchman’s Stern to Woolshed Flat on Saturday.

Rainjackets were the order of the day, and stayed on ALL day. If you didn’t have wet feet, you didn’t do the walk. Some woozes in the fast group had to have plunger coffee at the Old Willows Brewery Restaurant, for lunch, however were quickly chased back on track by their leaders.

On Sunday, an impassable road and Waukerie Creek running too high meant cancellation of the Broadview to Wooshed Flat walk. This allowed walkers who had missed part of Saturdays walk, due to the inclement weather and fading light, the opportunity to do a catch up. Others did the Dutchman’s Stern circuit, whilst some just slept in.

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End-to-End 4 Endure a BRILLIANT Day

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What a great day for a walk it turned out to be! Chilly to start and it then just got better and better.

A bit wet under foot in parts, however nothing to get your socks in a knot about.

Looks like the GPS got it at 21.3 km for the day if you came via the Botanic Gardens. Lots and lots of water about-great to see.

We now start to head away from Adelaide, so it’s all north from here, apart from the west bits and the south bits, but we’ll get to that a bit later in the E2E4 programme.

Wind, rain, creek crossings and lunch by an angry sea.

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The End to End 5 group rose to the challenges of the weather and the track for the section of the Heysen Trail between Balquhidder and Waitpinga Campground on Sunday 15th. The 47 walkers easily overcome the elements and some tricky track conditions that caused the occasional wet boot and one leader to find himself prone after tripping on his walking pole while crossing Waitpinga Creek. Despite unrelenting wind from the south west, the walk was enjoyed by all. See you all at next month’s walk.

George Driscoll Sea to Summit Walk

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With high winds and the fickle weather at our backs, 25 hardy walkers, including 15 students and parents from St Joseph’s School, Kingswood, started the inaugural George Driscoll Sea to Summit walk at 7.45AM.

Eight hours later, having been blown upon, sprinkled upon, rained upon and even hailed upon, all 25 ceremoniously touched the Mount Lofty obelisk.

Another great walk completed, with the youngest, Michael, aged 12 carrying 4 litres of water. Part of the "Save the Murray" I suspect!

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End of Year Bash, BBQ + Band

BOOKINGS OPEN SEPT 6

Come and see your President boogie to the tune of the famous Jump Daddies at the beautiful Paxton Winery in McLaren Vale.

Sunday 28 November, 12-5pm
$20 per person

Numbers are strictly limited – first in first served! No ticket sales at door, pre-order only. Last year was a sold out – book early. No refunds!

Befores, bbq and artisan bread provided. Wine for purchase by the bottle or glass, cash only, no BYO. Bring beer or soft drink, Bring SALAD or Dessert to share, chair or rug, plates & cutlery.

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Purchase ticket – bookings open Sept 6

Place of Bad Smells is now behind E2E5 walkers

End to End 5

Sunday 18 July walk from Tapanappa to Balquhidder, complete with ‘that hill’, was attended by approx. 45 walkers. After an early morning light drizzle, the weather was fine until a shower fell mid afternoon as we approached the protection of waiting cars. The rain served only to reduce the numbers taking advantage of the after-walk celebrations and to remind a few walkers that rain coats are actually a good idea.

Lunch in the sun about half way along Tunkalilla Beach was a joy and provided fortification for climbing ‘that hill’ which, if it has no name, ought to be called ‘The Pinchgut’. Despite the required physical effort, not a single whinge was heard from the group. Well done everyone!

Did you know that Tunkalilla Creek apparently got its name from offal from the whaling station at Encounter Bay finding its way into the creek. Tunkalilla is a corruption of an Aboriginal word meaning ‘place of bad smells’.

See all E2E5’s at next month’s walk.

Keeping in touch – any which way

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Our web man Jeremy may be travelling to remote and wonderful corners of Australia â yet he goes to extraordinary lengths to keep in touch, and support our website â in the North Wast WA, the mobile is used as the modem, up on the gas pole (click on pic to see it larger). See Jeremyâs blog Magnetic North at