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Sydney Harbour Walk - Part 2

Postby stubbsy on Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:57 pm

Continuing on from Part 1 of this walk I'm organising part 2 of the DSLR Users Sydney Harbour walks to take place on Saturday 12th May 2007

A large PDF map of the complete harbour circle walk is HERE and I also have explanatory historical notes on the full walk (I can't find the online version at present)

This walk is from Wollstonecraft railway station to Greenwich ferry wharf. Start time is 9 am from Wollstonecraft railway station. You can catch a North Shore line train from Wynyard at 8:34 or 8:41 am and both trains arrive before 9 am. Approximate walk time is 3 hours.

From Wollstonecraft station we'll head along the Gadyan track around Berry Island Reserve where there are views of the harbour and the Gore Cove oil terminal as well as a significant aboriginal location with rock art and exposed shell middens. Then it's on to Greenwich where we'll go to the Vista St lookout for views back over the city, pass the Shell oil depot and on to the harbour lookout at Mann's Point. Then it's on to Greenwich ferry wharf and return home with an opportunity to take in the harbour views on the way to Circular Quay. There are ferries leaving Greenwich for Circular Quay at 11:56 and 12:56.

Note: This is a fairly gentle walk requiring only a moderate level of fitness. The steepest part is up the steps to the two lookouts at each end of the trip

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Postby losfp on Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:16 pm

Sounds great Peter. At this stage, I should be free on that day. The last walk was a lot of fun, even including Keith's encounter with the road :)
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Postby ATJ on Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:32 pm

I think I can make it.
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Postby Yi-P on Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:58 pm

Does this require another moderate amount of hill slope and small sized bushes to climb?? :lol:


Either way, its in my calendar now... :D

Looking forward to it, hopefully its not too cold by that day. :P
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Postby spada on Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:28 pm

Hi
Walking .., I like walking , please count me in, the last one was great :)
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Postby Alpha_7 on Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:31 am

I'm keen.
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Postby Trieu on Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:25 am

Bring it on! Count me in :)

Been to the first, now the second, looking forward to it.

Walking is a great workout also :!:
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Postby Steffen on Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:42 pm

I'm in! The 12th suits me just fine.

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Postby seeto.centric on Tue May 01, 2007 11:38 pm

first timer at these kinda things, but afaik, that saturday is free, so count me in :)

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Postby sheepie on Wed May 02, 2007 9:28 am

I think I'm in - other things may get in the way of it though :(
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Postby Reschsmooth on Wed May 02, 2007 9:58 am

I should be able to make it and will try to get Mrs Reschsmooth to come along as well (depends on how gentle gentle is).

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Postby losfp on Wed May 02, 2007 5:40 pm

Reschsmooth wrote: (depends on how gentle gentle is).


Judging by the last walk, Stubbsy's "gentle" probably translates to "you don't need to be an experienced mountaineer, but it helps" :lol:
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Postby Reschsmooth on Wed May 02, 2007 5:44 pm

losfp wrote:
Reschsmooth wrote: (depends on how gentle gentle is).


Judging by the last walk, Stubbsy's "gentle" probably translates to "you don't need to be an experienced mountaineer, but it helps" :lol:


I'll let you tell Mrs "I'm 8 months pregnant and don't want to go into labour with 25 cameras around" Reschsmooth that! :lol: :lol:

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Postby ATJ on Wed May 02, 2007 10:42 pm

I don't think I can make it now. My wife reminded me it's Mother's Day the following day and I have to help her tidy the house. :(
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Postby stubbsy on Thu May 03, 2007 10:24 am

Patrick

I would suggest it's probably a little too strenuous for Alicia - especially if it is a warm day.
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Postby surenj on Thu May 03, 2007 11:57 am

Great stuff.. should be able to join....looking forward to it....hope work doesn't get in the way!
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Postby devilla101 on Thu May 03, 2007 1:51 pm

I'm keen! See y'all for the first time next week!!
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Postby Yi-P on Thu May 03, 2007 4:45 pm

Looks like we are expecting some new faces there, good stuff :D
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Postby Trieu on Thu May 03, 2007 4:49 pm

Finally... well hopefully the balance between Nikon and Canon will be abit more level :)
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Postby Reschsmooth on Fri May 04, 2007 10:37 am

stubbsy wrote:Patrick

I would suggest it's probably a little too strenuous for Alicia - especially if it is a warm day.


Thanks Peter - she now has a girly function on in the city in the morning, leaving me free, so I can count myself in :lol: (possibility of premature labour not withstanding - I mean Alicia, not me).

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Postby stubbsy on Mon May 07, 2007 11:10 pm

OK Seems we have the following for the walk:

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Possible: Surenj
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Postby Yi-P on Mon May 07, 2007 11:27 pm

Weather forecast doesn't show a good sign for Saturday... I hope it doesn't start pouring on our way there... :roll:
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Postby Trieu on Tue May 08, 2007 9:13 am

Stubbsy, is there a PLAN B if it rains? Will it be postponed/cancelled?
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Postby stubbsy on Tue May 08, 2007 9:42 am

What a bunch of wooses :lol: :wink:

If it buckets down it won't happen - I'll be ensuring you all have my mobile number so we can make a last minute call if needed. The forecast at the moment is "A few showers 14-18". Along the way we should be able to seek shelter from the odd drop of rain so if it's just overcast it will still happen.
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Postby sheepie on Tue May 08, 2007 10:09 am

I'm still in two minds ( :shock: ) as to whether I'll make it - have lot's on atm, but am hoping to get there.
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Postby Oscar on Tue May 08, 2007 10:14 am

Hope you guys have a great day. I was hoping to be able to get there but this was schedule on our camping weekend - so we are heading south :cry: .

We wouldn't want to get wet anyway so Donna and I are going kayaking :)

Enjoy the day guys. Cheers, Mick :) :) :)
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Postby Reschsmooth on Tue May 08, 2007 10:37 am

Oscar wrote:Hope you guys have a great day. I was hoping to be able to get there but this was schedule on our camping weekend - so we are heading south :cry: .

We wouldn't want to get wet anyway so Donna and I are going kayaking :)

Enjoy the day guys. Cheers, Mick :) :) :)


And I was going to bring an assortment of teas as well :lol:

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Postby stubbsy on Tue May 08, 2007 7:30 pm

Oh the joys of forecasting the weather. As of now the forecast is "Mostly fine. Min: 14 Max: 21" and Sunday & Monday are also Mostly Fine so I'd say the showers look like coming across into Friday instead of Saturday. Fingers crossed.

If you haven't given me your mobile number or want mine please PM me so we can get in touch if needed on Saturday.
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Postby losfp on Tue May 08, 2007 8:57 pm

Anyone care to do a double car pool?

ie: we park at Greenwich. You pick us up and park at Wollstonecraft. When the walk is over, we drop you back off at Wollstonecraft. Or vice versa.

Just for those who want to head off without having to take a ferry to circular quay etc etc :)
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Postby macka on Tue May 08, 2007 9:02 pm

stubbsy wrote:Oh the joys of forecasting the weather. As of now the forecast is "Mostly fine. Min: 14 Max: 21" and Sunday & Monday are also Mostly Fine so I'd say the showers look like coming across into Friday instead of Saturday. Fingers crossed.


Pat and I are also hoping for good weather. We are shooting a wedding on Saturday, so will be unable to attend. Third time lucky perhaps. Hope you all have fun. :)
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Postby Trieu on Fri May 11, 2007 9:09 am

Looks like the weather gods are kind to us :)

Good weather, great company and playing with camera.... there are few better options.
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Postby stubbsy on Fri May 11, 2007 9:52 am

Well the weather looks good for the day as Trieu has said. As of now the forecast is for Fine. Partly cloudy. City: Min: 14 Max: 21 So we should have a pleasant day. Please remember to bring sunscreen a hat and water and sensible walking shoes.

We'll meet at 9 am at the corner of Shirley Rd and Telopea St which is opposite the railway overpass at the railway station. If you are catching the train from Central it is almost opposite the top of the stairs when you exit from the platform. Details of train times etc are in the first post in this thread.

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Postby Steffen on Fri May 11, 2007 3:27 pm

Excellent! I'm really looking forward to this, although I guess I'll travel a bit lighter this time... ;)

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Postby colin_12 on Fri May 11, 2007 4:30 pm

Enjoy the day people. I unfortunately will be working.
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Postby wendellt on Fri May 11, 2007 4:36 pm

so where will you guys finsih up i cant make it at 9am but i may be able to make it in the afternoon
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Postby Reschsmooth on Fri May 11, 2007 6:38 pm

Wendell, the walk is expected to finish at about 12pm at Greenwich wharf, and some people maybe catching a ferry back to Circular Quay? I maybe in that group, although I doubt I will be hanging around the city for long.

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Postby losfp on Fri May 11, 2007 7:41 pm

losfp wrote:Anyone care to do a double car pool?

ie: we park at Greenwich. You pick us up and park at Wollstonecraft. When the walk is over, we drop you back off at Wollstonecraft. Or vice versa.

Just for those who want to head off without having to take a ferry to circular quay etc etc :)


Guess not :)

I suppose we'll park at Wollstonecraft, then somehow get back there by train or something.

See you all in the morning!! (unless it's pissing down, or the apocalypse has come or something)
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Postby Yi-P on Fri May 11, 2007 10:26 pm

Peter, do you have any alternative route for people who needs to bail out early the day?

I need to be back to Town Hall by 1pm latest. Not sure if we are able to catch up with the ferry and get back in time. Just an alternative way back will be good to know ;)
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Postby Trieu on Fri May 11, 2007 11:26 pm

Yip, I plan on being back in Circular Quay by midday cause I need to shot off afterwards also, so I will be on the first ferry back.

I can't stay too long this time... first ferry back will suit me :)
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Postby losfp on Sat May 12, 2007 9:38 pm

Great meet as always, Peter :)

A few candid shots of photographers doing what they do...

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It was great to meet some new faces, and catch up with some older ones :) :)
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Postby seeto.centric on Sat May 12, 2007 11:22 pm

hehe nice shots there :)
thanks to all for an awesome day :D
thoroughly enjoyed it (despite the near vertical climb at the end to finish us off haha)
good meeting you all (sorry i dont remember many names!)
thanks also to those who allowed me to play with their toys hehe

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Postby krishmukkah on Sat May 12, 2007 11:25 pm

the meet was alotta fun!!
good hike and great to meet new people!!

seen a few shots so far... lookin great!
much better than mine.. good thing i dont know how to upload on this haha!!

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Postby devilla101 on Sun May 13, 2007 9:07 am

Yah heaps and heaps of fun! Can't wait for Part III. Good people, good company, good day
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Postby seeto.centric on Sun May 13, 2007 12:18 pm

indeed it was. glad the weather played its role as hoped :)
still a bit sore though hahaha

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Postby Yi-P on Sun May 13, 2007 1:06 pm

Sore?? I went on for another whole day trek until I get home at 11pm... :lol:

You young blokes need to do more excercises.... lol

Anyway, great meeting you all, it was a pleasure :D
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Postby Six on Sat May 19, 2007 4:33 pm

Ah damnit I missed it - I have been so busy with work and uni :( Looks like you all had a great time, hopefully I'll be able to make #3

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Postby feldy on Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:15 am

Damn - missed it, as I seem to miss most of these! The only consolation is that I missed it by a good couple of months, rather than a couple of days - that would have hurt more somehow :D

Is there going to be a Part 3?

Am going to put a 'watch' on this to make sure it doesn't happen again!

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Postby Yi-P on Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:29 am

Part 3 is coming soon, stay tuned on the calendar events for it. I believe it will be around our anniversary weekend in early August, clear up your calendar for that weekend!! Plenty of stuffs going on and hopefully we'll see you there :D
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Postby stubbsy on Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:00 pm

Part 3 will be in September - not sure of a date yet. For the AW we have the ferry hop instead
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