Pittwater Life November 2018 Issue


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Experience thrills of

catamaran sailing

Palm Beach Sailing Club’s

annual Open Day on Saturday

November 3 will provide visitors

with the experience of an

exciting sail on a catamaran.

You will also be able to try

out the latest kayaks, pedalboards,

SUPs and surfboards

from ‘Pittwater SUP Central’

– The Life Aquatic in Mona

Vale. On the day members

will be on the beach (Sand

Point, Palm Beach) with their

boats rigged and ready to take

you out for a spin on beautiful

Pittwater. Just bring your

swimmers and your sense

of fun! And grab a bite to eat

from the BBQ. Organisers

want everyone to come down

and give it a try. The club has

a policy to encourage and

support sailors at all levels,

from young beginner sailors

to Grand Masters. Their members

range from the inexperienced

to world champions

and Olympic medallists.

Pittwater High Car Boot Sale

U3A takes a deep

dive in the Snowies

Learn of some incredible

deeds involving divers in the

1960s working on the Snowy

Mountains project when U3A

member David Strike presents

his ‘The Men From Snowy’

talk at Newport Community

Centre on Tuesday November

27 from 1.30-3.30pm. David

explains: “Early in 1961, the

Snowy Mountains Authority

had a major problem in the

Lake Eucumbene Dam. A leak


ittwater High School is hosting its fourth annual

car boot sale on November 11, to help raise

funds to send their talented music students to tour

America in 2020. The event will provide an enjoyable

outing for both the stallholders and shoppers who

come to find a bargain. Car spots will be generous

in size, and the native bushland setting will add to the ambience – not to mention the great

jazz tunes PHS Junior Stage Band belts out from 10am. (The band will respectfully honour the

100th anniversary of the end of World War I at 11am). Shoppers strolling through the sea of

bargains can also enjoy breakfast or lunch from the BBQ, as well as coffee and cake. If you wish

to declutter or sell your own handcrafted goods, go to trybooking.com/UICI – or drop down

between 7.30am and 1.30pm to soak up the atmosphere and go home with some great bargains.

had developed in a sealing

device at the entrance to the

Lake diversion tunnel and

the only practical method of

checking the trouble was by

diver inspection. The job was

in 260 feet and although the

Royal Australian Navy Clearance

Divers had only worked

regularly to depths around

100 feet, these were the only

divers capable of the attempt.

The work was protracted and

done in freezing conditions.

The perseverance of the divers

in the face of nitrogen narcosis

and decompression stoppages

was nothing short of Spartan.”

All welcome; more info 9970


Beaches vet offers

assistance in Brazil

Sydney Animal Hospitals

Northern Beaches owner Dr

Ben Brown recently spent time

as a volunteer with US charity

‘World Vets’ in northern Brazil,

providing free veterinary

services to shelter animals

and free training for local

20 NOVEMBER 2018

The Local Voice Since 1991

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