Fw: COG boat trip, Sunday 19 February

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Subject: Fw: COG boat trip, Sunday 19 February
From: "Jack & Andrea Holland" <>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:35:32 +1100
I’m letting subscribers know that it has now been agreed that the two boats will be used, and therefore there are still some places available.
So if anyone still wishes to participate please contact me by return of this E-mail or on 6288 7840.
Jack Holland
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 5:57 PM
Subject: COG boat trip, Sunday 19 February
Hello subscribers
For anyone still wondering whether to join in, I’m letting you know that I still have two spots on the bigger boat for the above trip, and with 6 more the skippers are happy to take out the smaller electric one as well (the load will be shared between the boats).
With an improved forecast a very good morning is ensured, I understand the breeding is very good this year.
Details are below.
Please let me know if you’re interested by return of this E-mail or on 6288 7840.
Jack Holland

East Basin/Molonglo Reach;  Sunday 19 February – Electric/powered boat cruise

This will be the outing/cruise for 2011-2012 on the upper parts of Lake Burley Griffin (East Basin) and the adjacent Molonglo River Reach, where late summer or early autumn is the peak time for nesting, with three species of cormorant and darters known to breed there.  The area is also rich in other water birds, and a variety of land birds can be seen on the banks. 

The boat trip will last about 2 hours from 8 am and will cost $20, payable in cash on boarding.   We propose to travel in the MV “Darter” which can carry 16 people, and though it has a motor is very quiet at slow speeds.  If numbers exceed this the electric boat the "E.L. Cygnet”, which takes a maximum of 10 passengers, may also be used.  The boats allow both a quiet approach as well as access to areas normally difficult to get to.  The point of departure will be the little landing adjacent to the car park (with the Brodburger van!) in Bowen Park opposite the Landmark Apartments.  This car park may be accessed off Bowen Drive (going either way).

Registration for this field trip is essential.  Please book your place on the boat with Jack Holland (on 6288 7840 AH or by E-mail on m("","jack.holland"); href="">). 

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