2006-2007 Calendar

Programme 2006-2007


October 3 Elisabeth Parry The Legendary Silk Road
A 21st century journey overland from Beijing to Tashkent.
October 17 John Gimlette
Travels Through Newfoundland & Labrador
Travel writer John takes us to this beautiful, barren fishocracy where we encounter icebergs, seal flipper pie & a full cast of eccentrics.
October 31 John Pilkington The Heart of the Sahara
A 450 mile camel journey from Timbuktu to the Taoudenni salt mines in remotest Mali.
November 14 Jarrod Kyte From the Amazon to the Inca Trail
Peru offers Lake Titicaca, the Colca Canyon, the Amazon Jungle and best of all Machu Pichu at sunrise viewed from the ‘sun gate’.
November 28 John Buckingham Wildlife, Flora and Scenery of South Africa
A natural history lecturer & photographer, John travels from the Cape with its stunning scenery, through the Kalahari Desert to see the exciting animals of the Kruger National Park.
December 12 Xmas Social
Seasonal Social for Members

January 9 Colonel John Blashford-Snell Adventure with a Grand Piano
The story of transporting a grand piano to the Wai Wai Tribe of Guyana.
January 23 Michael Ackroyd Easter Island or Rapa Nui
Some impressions from the navel of the world.
Michael is a lifetime traveller & he will talk on the culture & history of this remote island.
February 6 John Harrison Doing the Douro
A canoe journey through Spain and Portugal.
February 20 Chris Beynon In Ethiopia with a Bicycle
Cycling the historical circuit in the Highlands, including Axum Stelae, Lalibela churches plus people and villages well off the tourist trail.
March 6 Paul Goldstein Spitsbergen
Ice and bear necessities.
March 20 Jack Jackson Borneo, The Philippines and Thailand
Jack is a familiar traveller in SE Asia & will take us on a fascinating journey through these far-flung lands.
April 3 AGM &
Tess Burrows
High Hawaii
Tess is a founding Director of Climb for Tibet & this is about a recent expedition to run up Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii taking peace messages to the highest places on earth.