Where: Arthur’s Seat circuit
When: 29TH July, 2012
Leader: Margaret Madge
“Living the Olympic Dream”
Inspired by the Opening Ceremony and the girls golden triumph we assembled at the Carrington car park to live our Olympic dream.
Ours was a cricket team (11 members). Margaret, Eileen, Ros, Yvonne, Pam, Andrea, Ann, Helma, Sheila, Dave and Ray – determined to bring home gold.
Our captain Margaret Madge outlined the plan. Firstly to tame the hill up to the Kings Falls Circuit. Then to immerse ourselves in the nature of the circuit travelling in a clockwise direction, followed by an amble to Seawinds for lunch, and completed by a return trip via the Cook Street Loop and a periphery circuit of the golf course.
That sounds simple enough; but you know what they say about well laid plans…
Firstly, a stuttered climb as Andrea paused for photo opportunities with the Crimson Rosellas.
Secondly, a member (I won’t say who, Sheila!!) left their purse on the ground at the Falls during morning tea and wanted permission to return alone to retrieve it.
Thirdly, a member (it could have been Eileen) was complaining bitterly over various injustices in their role as “Whip-It Keeper”.
Then it started raining … and I thought back to my first walk with Marty who ordered me to leave my umbrella in the car – because, “We’re Bushwalkers – not Mary Poppins!”. How times have changed in twelve short months – seven umbrellas popped simultaneously – including the one in the hands of our fearless leader.
But fun prevailed. We all chatted laughed and enjoyed each others company while we had a really great five hours together before assembling for coffee at the Bayview Road Bakery, who were kind enough to provide complimentary snacks for us all!!
Thanks Margaret and fellow members for a terrific day!