Report on the Twilight Celebrations on 30 January 2022
A change of venue from Bowman Park, Bardon to the Lowry residence at Everton Hills was instigated due to the unfavourable weather forecast and lack of large shelter sheds.
Even though numbers were down this year mainly because of COVID concerns, 17 members social distanced in the Lowry’s roomy downstairs area. As the predicted wet weather did not eventuate, Len led 11 members on a walk through nearby Teralba Park and along Kedron Brook while the remaining members enjoy a chat.
Happy hour followed with the usual bubbly, juice and nibbles. Main meal was a corn meat, pickle and salad roll. A black forest individual cup dessert and tea and coffee finished the meal. All courses of the meal were pre-packaged by the leader to accommodate for the COVID safe hygiene regulations.
Much to everyone’s dismay because it upset all the chatting, Laurelle conducted a quiz about Queensland National Parks.
This event was a great opportunity for members to catch up, with lots of chatting and reminiscing. Thanks everyone for again making this afternoon a successful and friendly celebration.
This year we will celebrate on the western side of inner city Brisbane at Bowman Park, Bardon. We are hoping for a balmy afternoon with plenty of chatter and laughter. This park is nestled in Bardon’s foothills and is a peaceful shady picnic ground. As the park is flanked by Ithaca Creek on one side, Len will lead the more energetic members on a 2 kilometre creekside walk (partly pathway and partly bush track – some uneven ground).
If you prefer, you may wish to sit and chat with old or new friends or enjoy a stroll in the immediate park area.
The program will follow the tried and tested format of a walk, nibbles and bubbly/juice and a hearty snack with dessert. If you have dietary requests, please advise the leader.
Nominations: Please nominate your intention to join us as soon as possible via the NPAQ website. If you are unable to register on the website, contact the leader. Nominations close on Friday, 21 January 2022.
Payment: $17.00 per person (includes $5 per person NPAQ fee) payable via a bank transfer before the event. Bank details are BSB: 124-001 Account: 1201 8942 with – Your surnameTwilight – as the reference on the bank deposit form. If you plan to pay by cheque or bank card to the NPAQ Office, please notify the leader. For catering purposes, nominations close 21 January, 2022.
Bring: Folding chair, torch, water bottle, wear walking shoes, hat, insect repellent, rain gear (in case!), walking pole.
Meet: Closer to the event, registrants will receive a map with the preferred picnic site.
Directions: There is a carpark off Simpsons Road (a top carpark and a lower carpark). Alternatively, park in any of the nearby streets. There is a pedestrian entry pathway from Bowman Parade and easy walking access from all streets. UBD map 158 L6. GPS coordinates -27 27’30”.5 S, 152 58’ 38”.0 E
“This activity will be conducted in keeping with the Queensland Government’s Covid-19 directions at the time of the activity. Please do not attend this activity if you have been feeling unwell with Covid-19 related symptoms in the 7 day period before this activity.”