November 10 - 16, 2019: Issue 428


What's Been Happening: News & Glorious Views Spring 2019

Narrabeen Lagoon Dredge works 

videos by and courtesy Neale Ashby - past profile of the Week.

Narrabeen Lagoon Update

Cr. Vincent De Luca OAM, Update: Saturday November 9th, 2019

The works to create a large channel across the entrance of the lagoon are now complete and the sand removed from the area.

These works will assist the natural process following rain – to open the lagoon and facilitate it to stay open longer.

Council understand some in the community would like it to open the lagoon now. However Council's engineers advise that if that is done, the lagoon at the current water level, ocean swells will push sand back into the channel, quickly closing the lagoon again, making the recent works redundant and making it more difficult to try and open again.

With summer on its way Council knows people would like the lagoon open so the aim is to manage the lagoon in a way that will give the best opportunity for it to remain open over the Christmas holiday period.

Council's engineers are currently doing further assessments to inform any next steps including surveying sand deposits within the lagoon. This work may identify an opportunity to open the lagoon sooner.

Council staff are constantly monitoring lagoon water levels and have teams on standby should the need arise to undertake an emergency flood opening.

Above: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019.
Above: Friday November 8th, 2019

Took a couple of interesting pics through the bush fire smoke haze this morning sunrise at Turimetta Beach, and a sunset from a Warriewood valley balcony of the hazey sunset.

The silhouette pic was taken of an exercise group near the southern steps of Turimetta Beach.  They were exercising near the small park lookout using ropes and mats.

Joe Mills

 Turimetta Silouhettes, late Spring 2019 - by and courtesy of Joe Mills

2019 Old Mal Rally, Palm Beach

Hosted by Palm Beach Longboaders Club on Saturday November 9th, 2019  - 1960 boards on show and old and young up and riding! Photo by and courtesy of Adriaan van der Wallen.

Bees polinating lemon flowers. The tiny black ones are natives probably the stingless bee Tetragonula carbonaria, next to a Honeybee. Photo by and courtesy of Pittwater Natural Heritage Association (PNHA), November 7th, 2019

Above the waterfall in Refuge Bay. Late Spring 2019 - photo by and courtesy of Suzanne Daly.

Bangalley Headland View over Avalon Beach. Late Spring 2019 - photo by and courtesy of Suzanne Daly.
Looking across to Avalon from the top of Towlers Bay. Late Spring 2019 - photo by and courtesy of Suzanne Daly.
Super cool Lacewing at Elanora Heights - photo by and courtesy of Selena Griffith

Ingleside Riders Group Spring 2019 Fun

Above and below- Troop Drill at Ingleside, Wendy Sawyer leading this fun training - photos by Di Geraghty, ‎Ingleside Riders Group Inc. - a Saturday training event. 

The IRG also has a LADIES DAY, from 10am - midday. Ladies Day is on every alternate Wednesday and has been running at the IRG grounds for almost 2 years. It's a fun casual morning with like minded horsey people. We support each other and have a lot of fun whilst learning and improving. Everyone is welcome. 

And a Wednesday Social Morning for any members and their guests between 10 and 12. Please let us know here if you can make it. Try some obstacles, do some flatwork or enjoy a leisurely trail in this lovely weather. Happy riding!

Please visit the ‎Ingleside Riders Group Inc. Facebook page or website for more information: