Author Archives: Pam

Summer Verge Busy Bee

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It never ceases to amaze me how that old phrase  “many hands make light work” is so true. In less than two hours, six of us had weeded, manured, put down newspaper and spread mulch over this Guildford verge. Starting at 7am, we missed the heat of the day and amidst all the chatter the work was done.

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Jane’s delicious muffins and fresh coffee were ample rewards for our effort. Come autumn she’ll plant out this verge with natives to feed her hungry bees.

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If you would like help transforming your verge, or, you would like to help out on other verges, contact Pam on pamela.riordan@gmail.com

Moonlight Paddle

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Last night was a gorgeous night on the Swan River. Little wind, calm conditions and delicious food. We paddled upstream from Fishmarket Reserve to a quiet spot where we enjoyed our shared food.

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The food is always a highlight, but so was the trip home under the almost full moon.

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We concluded  the evening with tea and fruit on Pam’s deck. This activity was part of the TTG Guildford Outdoors group. Any member of TTG can join in on these activities.The next one  will be an early morning a cycle ride  in February. Stay tuned for more information.

Paddling with the Wind

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It was a fierce wind that greeted us on Sunday morning at Garratt Road Bridge. Undaunted (and helped by the fact the wind was behind us) we lined up in our canoes for our trip up river to Ascot Kiosk. This kiosk has become a favourite with us, serving delicious breakfasts in a lovely setting beside the river.

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It was a capable team of canoeists and we  made good progress, everyone managing to steer the canoes with the following wind. It was a quiet day for other boat traffic on the river, the less hardy being put off by the blustery conditions.

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The sky changed several times during the trip, from blue to dark grey with threatening clouds.

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However, there appeared to be no arguments in the boats and I heard no complaints about tiredness!

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We arrived at Garvey Park in time for a delicious mid morning breakfast after which we decided it would be prudent to drive back to the cars as by now the wind was reaching gale force, or so it seemed to us! Another delightful morning on the river with Guildford Outdoors.

Our next Guildford Outdoors event will be a social bike ride, stopping again for brunch at our favourite kiosk! Places are limited, so you will need to register for the bike ride via eventbrite: https://lycra-free-bike-ride-garratt-bridge.eventbrite.com.au