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September 2011

Pond, Puddle, Plonk!.... at Lake Parramatta


Wedged in the armpit of the Cumberland Highway and North Rocks Road is an all to little known reserve known as Lake Parramatta; A 15 metre high arch wall dams Hunt's Creek to form this 10 hectare lake in the middle of an urban area. Take away the road noise and you would think you were in the bush for real. Read more...

Wintry Winds Whisk Wanderers at NSW Champs

The weekend of September 10 and 11 gave us the last two events in the State League orienteering series, doubling as the NSW Championships. Both days were a couple of hours drive west of Sydney near Lithgow. On Saturday afternoon the Central Coast Orienteers gave us a top course on what is an amazing location for orienteering in the Ben Bullen State Forest. While the drive in proved adventurous for those of us in our low-slung city-favouring jalopies they were quite passable (albeit with a bit of careful weaving), and on arriving one could feel the excitement in the air! Only that morning had ABC 702 been talking about the sandstone pagodas in this state forest area and how they are unique in the world. Read on...

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