Brian Watson organised an excursion to Fawcett.
The event could be classed as a bushwalk, but the Friday pizza night at the restored Fawcett Hall was the main feature.
The pizza eaters were Brian and Gayle, Neville and Jenny, Jill, Jean and Graham.
Mary Dean came just for the evening, some people will go miles for a good feed.
Numerous others from round and about were there for tea — a cheerful gathering of friendly people enjoying a good evening.
Saturday morning those of the group who are not aged and dilapidated went for a walk along Stony Creek Rd then on lesser tracks into the bush.
In the afternoon we went to Mackenzie Reserve on the outskirts of Alexandra noted for botanical diversity and large black mosquitoes.
Late in the day Brian took us on a small off-road diversion into the old Eglington railway cutting.
The view is extensive, the Cathedral range surprisingly close.
Then back to camp for an excellent tea of kababs around a fire in the Watson washing machine.
Sunday morning we left our good campsite opposite the hall and went home.
— Neville Downie