Annual Epiphany Pilgrimage to Leura -hosted by Lea and Donald at 22 Albert Street, Leura.
Arrival time is 12 noon for Eucharist at 12.30 pm, followed by BBQ at 1 pm.
Please be reassured at this stage it is safe to venture into the mountains. More news updates will be available via the broadcasts on radio and T.V.
| Food provided:|
~ Pre-BBQ — antipasto plate featuring, beetroot cured salmon gravlax plus some form of non-meat option, probably a quiche of some sort.
~ Sausages, barbecued spare-ribs marinated in sticky bourbon marinade, ham baked on the bone with maple syrup glaze and homemade Boston baked beans.
~ 5 salads ‑mango and black bean, baked pumpkin salad, potato salad, Tabbouleh, and Greek Salad.
~ For dessert: mixed berry terrine and 3 homemade ice creams, being vanilla, chocolate, and jackfruit ice cream.
~ Please note: if someone has a small speciality salad or dessert that hasn’t already been provided, they are welcome to bring it to share.
~ soft drinks and juices, plus Tea and coffee.
~ BYO wine, beer or other drinks.
Chairs : Please bring a foldup chair if you have one.
Transport from the Station:
~Train — 9:24am (usually from Central’s platform 7), arriving in Leura about 11:20am.
Be warned, however, that there will be masses of tourists wanting that train regardless of the fires, etc, so it would be a wise course for people to secure their seats early.
~Transport from station to house:
1. Lifts: Donald will drive to the station and wait (probably in the kiss and ride parking area) for the 11:20 train. He can only accommodate 4 people.
2. Taxi: (the rank is on the Katoomba side of the kiss and ride parking). The fare is usually under $10 ($2 per person if 4 travel together.)
3. Walking: It is about a 20 minute walk.
Cross the Mall through its central nature strip. Walk back towards the city along Railway Pde which runs parallel to the train line. Cross Grose St and proceed to the next intersection, Hartley Esp. There is a Catholic church on that corner. Cross Hartley, walk past the church to the next intersection. This is Blackheath Street. Turn right and walk down Blackheath Street through the traffic circle where it intersects with Megalong St. Keep walking to the next intersection where Blackheath Street T’s into Craigend. Cross Craigend and do a little jog to the right into Albert. Walk up and slightly over the small hill to the house with the used-to-be white, now grey, driveway. That is No. 22.
Please note: The front doorbell does not work. Walk through the car port along the path which leads directly to the back garden where the BBQ will be.
~ The best option is to contact Lea via email, prior to day on firstname.lastname@example.org
~ On the day, best to contact Donald — 0423 538 625