Dwellingup

TREE ADVENTURES WITH JAMALI AND SASHA

16/12/2017 – Lane Poole Park Tree Adventures – Dwellingup

I have written about the wonderful Tree Adventures, in two previous blogs (In the Trees Part 1 and Part 2).  I was really keen to get Jamali down there for a go, and his birthday provided the perfect opportunity, except that it was a few months after his birthday that we actually managed to find a date that suited everybody.

Here are Sasha, Jamali and myself all kitted out in the gear with smiling faces.

Just hang on and pull yourself backwards, what could be easier?

Just walk on the moving wooden thingeys.

Just walk along in the V of this net.  By the way, I think Jamali and Sasha spent more time photographing themselves than using the equipment!  But then that is the younger generation eh?

Prime example!

View of some of the equipment.

Jamali ready to do some ziplining.

Jamali and I at the end.

Now here’s a treat for the die hards.  A few videos that I have put on youtube, one of me getting stuck in some ropes, Jamali descending to ground then falling over (much to Sasha’s delight), and one of me descending.

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NANGA BUSH CAMP

3/06/2017 – Camping at Nanga, near Dwellingup

Action Outdoors Association planned a camp for the long weekend in June at Nanga Bush Camp.

Great facilities, see the bedrooms above and the dining room below.  Note also the “Bush Pig” heater, which is bottom left, had to be fed wood and pumped out a wonderful heat.

This was a weekend for bushwalking, so we made the most of it.  Beautiful scenery, we walked from Nanga into Dwellingup using the Bibbulumen track in parts.

Here are Huilin and Liz checking out compass readings.

And my first chance to test out my Christmas walking poles.  Yes, they work great.

Taking a break on the verandah at the end of a long day.

Off on a bike ride the next day, here are some members having lunch by the River Murray, WA.

Here we all are having supper one night, get a closer look at the Bush Pig heater.  A great weekend.

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY WEEKEND – ACTION OUTDOORS ASSOCIATION

29/07/2016 – AOA Abseiling

The controlled descent of a vertical drop, such as a rock face, using a rope.

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First the general safety talk, how to use the carabiner clips, how to climb up the ladder, what to do at the top, etc.

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So here we go, I am keen to have a try at this.

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Yes, I’ll let this very clever lady hook me up correctly before taking the plunge over the side.

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Hey, this isn’t so bad, all of my weight is supported by the harness, I just have to let the rope go through my hands.

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Hmm, the landing could need a bit more practice.

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I want another turn please.

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Piece of cake.

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Whoops, something went wrong that time.

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Happy faces, yes we had a really good afternoon.  Hui Lin, Roxanne, Pamela, Suzanne, Des, Narelle, Julie and Peggy.

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY WEEKEND, DWELLINGUP WITH AOA

29/07/2016 – DARE Adventure Camp, Dwellingup

At our AOA Christmas in July weekend…

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The first morning we are out trying archery, well some of us anyway.  Not me.

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Here is Mia trying her luck with the bow and arrow.

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And here is Hui Lin having a go at rock climbing.  Again, I didn’t attempt this, still having trouble with my elbow since Tree Adventure Ropes Course 

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A close up of Hui Lin, she was the closest to getting to the top, a great effort.  We felt it was probably because she is carrying a lot less weight than everyone else!!

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And here is Marshall having a serious go at getting to the top, but to no avail.

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