Photogroup Outing to Mount Wilson – Tuesday 16 May 2023

This is a self drive/share trip to Mount Wilson off the Bell’s Line of road.

We meet at the Hive cafe in Berambing (past Bilpin) at approximately 10:30am. This is about an hour and a half from the Concord area to get caffeinated before travelling to Mount WiIson to visit the Breenhold Gardens.

After the gardens, continue a little further into Mount Wilson and enjoy a picnic lunch at the Cathedral of Ferns picnic area before returning to Concord.

All are welcome.

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Survey – Travel in 2024?

Dear Members,

The Club’s Committee would like your input regarding ideas for Travel in 2024.

We would really appreciate you taking the time to READ & COMPLETE this online survey. Click on the following link.

Together we should be able to organise some wonderful travel trips for next year 2024.

Best regards,

Jane Elliot
Travel Convener on behalf of the Committee

Sydney Olympic Park Nature Walk – Tuesday 23 May 2023

Yes, this is a local walk and just a short ferry ride away, but not your typical Sydney Olympic Park walk – no stadiums or urban areas. We will be taking a peaceful 10km loop trail through the northern wetlands and grasslands of Sydney Olympic Park.

It’s an easy walk with no steps, well-made paths, and with plenty of shade, but a reasonable fitness level is required to complete the 10km distance. Bring along a jacket, good walking shoes, water and a snack for a halfway stop.

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Agenda – Member’s Meeting – 5 May 2023

The members’ meeting for the Probus Club of Cabarita and Breakfast Point will be held at the Canada Bay Club, Five Dock commencing at 10:30 am.

Robin Baird, Communication Manager Sydney Metro West, is our keynote speaker who will share information and answer questions about Sydney Metro West.

If you are unable to attend, apologies can be recorded here.

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Historic Windsor Walk of Interest – Review – Tuesday 18 April

What a great day out!

We travelled to Ebenezer (just past Wilberforce) where they grow market garden crops and farm turf, and where you can find the oldest existing church in Australia (circa 1809).

Morning tea was first up for our thirsty and hungry folk because – you know – it was ages since their last refreshment .
Ted Brill told us all about the early settlers and the history of the church, which made the graveyard wanderers very keen to explore.

Our Historic Walking Tour started back in Windsor. Whilst some of the group avidly followed the guide, others diverged to stroll along the river or browse within the mall. The quaint shops and streetscape added much charm to the mall, and a replica water wheel gave a refreshing fountain-like focus.

Whichever path was chosen, all was good with everyone eventually finding their way to lunch at the Macquarie Arms Hotel – a two-storied, brick, Georgian-style structure built in 1815.

After lunch some stayed for refreshment at the pub while others wandered off in search of coffee or ice-creams. I went to The Lolly Shop to find two very colourful shop assistants. Go Mini Mouse!

By 3:00 pm we were on the bus and headed for home to arrive in plenty of time for the Wine Appreciation meet up. What a Big Day Out!

Karin Canty


Travel Chat – Walk and Eat Around Flemington – Wednesday 12 April 2023

Coffee and Banh Mi to start the day

On the 12th of April a group of Probians explored the small shopping centre of Flemington. It is a melting pot of Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian, and Sri Lanka shops, cafes, and restaurants, clustered around Henley St and The Crescent. We met at the Sip In Coffee shop for the Probus customary beverage, where we also sampled fresh Vietnamese Banh Mi. Refreshed, we strolled to the nearby Sri Karphaga Vinayakar Temple followed by the Roman Catholic Church of St Dominics, listening to short commentaries about beliefs surrounding the many Hindu gods, and the Christian God of the Bible.

We sampled steamed prawn Sui Mai and Hun Shui Kwok (savoury pork mince encased in a crispy glutinous rice casing) from Best Taste Dim Sum. This shop sells fresh and frozen dim sums and is the place to go when you want a Yum Cha experience at home. Next, we walked along Henley St and down an arcade stopping at Rams, a shop which sells freshly made curries and spicy Indian snack foods.

Tucked away inside a basement is Spicelands, the largest Indian shop in Flemington. Our group went inside to view the enormous variety of Indian goods including a huge stock of unusual pickles and chutneys. There was still time before lunch time for a quick look at other shops which sell Asian groceries, fresh seafood (some swimming in tanks), and butchers stocking cuts of fresh, inexpensive meat.  We included a stop at KW Barbecue Shop, the place which many claim sells the best Chinese crackling roast pork around this part of Sydney.

Lunch was at the Saigon B&B restaurant which specialises in fresh Vietnamese and Chinese dishes. We feasted on freshly prepared prawn rice paper rolls, salt and pepper tofu, rice with braised pork, and mixed vegetables with fried egg noodles. Delicious! – everyone went home with overfull bellies, with some vowing to return for the exotic spices and ingredients to prepare their own Asian or Indian cuisine at home.

Autumn Meet and Greet Reminder – Wednesday 19 April 2023

A great response has been received for the Autumn Meet and Greet. 28 members have registered to attend. Let’s raise the numbers even higher.

Come along and say hello to friends, perhaps make new ones.

Time:  4.30 – 6.30 pm

Where:  Breakfast Point Country Club, then dinner at Palace Hotel.

Please RSVP Bill Bryson by Wednesday 12 April for both drinks and dinner.