Photogroup Outing to Vivid Sydney – Tuesday 13 June 2023

Join the photography group and view the Vivid displays around Circular Quay and along Hickson Road to Barangaroo park finishing up at Barangaroo/Kings Street Wharf.  A 4km, mostly flat walk from Circular Quay to Barangaroo.

Followed by dinner for those interested at a casual dining place (probably Bungalow 8). For numbers and to reserve a table, please let Colin know if you intend to remain for dinner.

Time: 5.30pm (approximately).  Meet at Circular Quay next to the Royal Copenhagen ice cream shop located on the promenade opposite wharf 6.

Getting there: The 4:52pm ferry gets into Circular Quay at 5:35pm or take the train from Burwood at 4:52pm getting to Circular Quay at 5:15pm. It may be congested on the Ferry on the way back but Wynyard station is a short walk away.

When: Tuesday 13 June 2023.

Cost: Travel and meal at own cost.

Contact Colin Peterson using the online booking form (please advise in the message field if you intend to stay for dinner)

Bookings close: 10 June 2023

Walk of Interest – Sydney Olympic Park Bushwalk/Nature Walk – Thursday 22 June 2023

A 10km loop walk through the Wetlands and Grasslands of Sydney Olympic Park  –  no stadiums or urban areas.  Bring your binoculars for the brick pit and other wetlands.

The walk starts at the Olympic Park Ferry Wharf a short stroll along the Parramatta River before looping inland via the Archery Park and the Brick Pit Ring Walk. The walk continues along Duck Creek through the Armory and back to the Ferry.

The average time is 2 hours 30 minutes. Allow around 3 to 3.5 hours with lunch and rest stops.  Coffee is available at the start of the walk with snacks and lunch available at the Armory Cafe at the 8km point.

Getting there:  Starting point is Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf at 10.00 am. Suggest the 9.19 am Cabarita Ferry to Sydney Olympic Park, 15 minutes travel on the ferry.
Return by ferry to Cabarita.

When: Thursday 22 June 2023

Time: Starting at 10:00 am at Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf.

Convener: Let Peter Woodhouse know you are coming by using the online form.

Hawkesbury Race Meeting – Thursday 17 August 2023

The Probus Club of Cabarita Breakfast Point escapes to the country – Hawkesbury Race Meeting – a day of fine food, fun and perhaps a fortune.  Be in it and win.

Came along and see how Sydney has stretched on the train ride.

Where: Hawkesbury Race Club, 1 Racecourse Road Clarendon.

When: Thursday 17 August 2023.

Time:  Midday.

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Agenda – Members’ Meeting – Friday 2 June 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.

Our keynote speaker is Simone Clarke Chief Executive Officer, UN Women Australia.

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

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Dining Out – Wednesday 24 May 2023 – Review

For our May gourmet selection, Dining out members travelled to Enfield to enjoy a sumptuous Middle Eastern feast at Jbeil Cuisine restaurant. The banquet option included both cold and hot mezze dishes with the skewered kafta, laham meshwi, and shish tawook all melt-in-the-mouth delicious.

Hommos was a particular favourite, but the entire meal was a big hit with our enthusiastic diners, finished with a delectable morsel of baklava.

Jbeil Cuisine has become a local gem – a reflection of its popularity.  Even on a Wednesday evening it was jumping with activity, though not so much that our group couldn’t readily converse – and laugh – in comfort.  It was a great vibe contributing to a really enjoyable dining out experience.

Dining Out at Jbeil Cuisine, Enfield

Celebrate with the French – Lunch at The Little Snail – Wednesday 12 July 2023-NOW FULL

We are off to celebrate with the French – La Fete Nationale – a prelude to the day the Bastille was stormed.

Wear your blue, white and red and enjoy a delicious lunch/delightful company overlooking Pyrmont Lakes.

Numbers limited to: 40

Where: The Little Snail Restaurant, 50 Murray Street, Pyrmont.

Time:  Midday.

Cost: $45.00 three course, any choice from the lunch menu. Drinks as your own cost.

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Christmas in July in the Blue Mountains – 24-25 July – Invite from Abbotsford Chiswick Probus Club

An invitation has been extended to our members from the Abbotsford Chiswick Probus Club to join them for Christmas dinner and an overnight stay at the Carrington Hotel, Katoomba.

When:  24 and 25 July 2023.

Where:  Carrington Hotel, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba.

Cost:  $425.00 ($120.00 single supplement).  The price is based on a group of 30.

Payment by 24 May 2023:  A deposit of $100 is required.  This payment is to be made direct to The Abbotsford Chiswick Probus Club.  For payment details, please contact Sarah Colley via email or call Sarah on 0448 885116.

Tour Inclusions

  • luxury coach travel
  • one night hotel accommodation
  • 1 continental hotel breakfast
  • 1 x 4 course yuletide dinner
  • entry, tour and morning tea at the Norman Lindsay Gallery, Blue Mountains
  • entry to Scenic World, Blue Mountains
  • visit and morning tea at Bygone Beauty’s

For a detailed itinerary including the menu, please click here.

Gloucester and Barrington Tops – May 2023 – Review

An interesting and different 4 days was enjoyed by 30 Probians last week visiting locations in the Barrington area, led by Lindy Trudgeon of Essentially Barrington tours. Lindy and other residents of the area participate in tours to promote their region and give us an insight into country life.

We were very fortunate that the weather was sunny (chilly for some) but no snow to slow our progress.

Some came by train and some by car and after collecting the train travellers, our driver, Mal took us for a short tour of the town. We then enjoyed lunch at Nana’s before visiting Mograni Winery for a wine and cheese tasting.  This was followed by dinner in the evening at Roadies with a recitation of The Man From Snowy River from Lindy….very impressive.

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Woolloomooloo to Pyrmont Walk of Interest – 10 May 2023

Under clear blue skies, thirteen intrepid Probians set off on another Walk of Interest from Woolloomooloo to Pyrmont. 

We met at the Terrace on Domain Café for the obligatory coffee to fuel up, before walking down to the Finger Wharves at Woolloomooloo to view the temporary exhibition of sculptures along the foreshore. 

We continued along to Mrs Macquarie’s point, through the Botanic Gardens and on to the forecourt of the Opera House, enjoying the sparkling harbour to our right.  Our trail took us around Circular Quay and past the Overseas Passenger Terminal, following Hickson Road to Barangaroo.  Here we returned to the foreshore and the Wulugi Walk, all the way to King Street Wharf and lunch at Bungalow 8. 

The 7 km walk took us around 2 hours, allowing people to take breaks and walk at their own comfortable pace. Nearly everyone opted to take the Rivercat home after lunch, but three of us stalwarts walked an extra kilometre or so over the Pyrmont Bridge to the Star Light Rail station.