Dwellingup

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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IN THE TREES PART 2

1/05/2016 – Tree Adventure Ropes Course

Onwards and upwards, so they say.

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We are all out there trying different courses, getting more and more tired, but feeling good.

Trouble

Someone is in trouble here, and that one was a doozy.  Nothing at the bottom of the poles to stabilize them, so they just sort of swayed with your own body movement.

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Here is Julie totally showing off. (She did tell me later that she picked out her pose for this photo).

RopeThing

I call this – the circle ropey thing, you have to climb up the rope tunnel, not too hard except that you are locked on to a wire at the same time, and have to work out how to keep moving and not strangle yourself.

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Yeah, sort of like this.  Change your locks, move a bit, change your locks again.

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Nice, this one is two wires, and THAT’S ALL.

Ziplining

And ziplining, my favourite, but it all gets harder as you get more tired.

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This is where I really lost it.  A swingy ropey, different level log thing, my legs went backwards and my top half went forwards and there I stayed, too tired to move.  By this time, some others had finished so I also had an audience, and there is a video available – thanks Julie – shown at the next AOA meeting – also thanks Julie.  I did eventually manage to creep my way to the end platform and complete the Black course – now only the Extra Black one to conquer.

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Let’s all go home and have a cuppa tea.  (I’m a lumberjack)

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