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Countdown to Christmas Challenge
Every day through December we will send you a message on the Club whatsapp chats that will have a task. It will be random, weird and questionable, but is aimed to improve you as a person. Each task you complete you submit it as a record on strava. On Strava in the description write that you completed the task and how it felt for you.
If you complete all the tasks you will be rewarded on Christmas day by Santa.
$250 for 7 day hire
$350 for 14 day hire.
A full descriptive video of the ski would be taken before and after the hire period and the hirer takes full responsibility for any damage. If you are interested please email email@example.com
SHSC group classes won’t be running from December 25th - January 7th.
We start back again on Monday January 8th.
During the closing period “solo paddling” is still available from both clubhouses.
How we burn calories
The History of Fort Denison Jail
Fort Denison, part of the Sydney Harbour National Park, is a protected national park that is a heritage-listed former penal site and defensive facility occupying a small island located north-east of the Royal Botanic Garden and approximately 1 kilometre east of the Opera House in Sydney Harbour. The island is also known as Mattewanye or Muddawahnyuh in the Eora language, and as Pinchgut Island.
The site contains time gun, navigational aids and tide gauge facilities. Correctional and military facilities were designed by George Barney and built from 1840 to 1862 by William Randle. The property is owned by the Office of Environment & Heritage, an agency of the Government of New South Wales. In 1978 the former fortress was listed on the (now defunct) Register of the National Estate, and is currently used as a national park, nature reserve, tourist facility, and as a function space.
After the First Fleet arrived in 1788, Governor Phillip and his advocate-general used the name "Rock Island". In 1788, a convict named Thomas Hill was sentenced to a week on bread and water in irons there. The island came to be known as "Pinchgut". Once a 15-metre high or higher sandstone islet, the rock was levelled by convicts under the command of Captain George Barney, the civil engineer for the colony, who quarried it for sandstone construct nearby Circular Quay.
In 1839, two American warships entered the harbour at night and circled Pinchgut Island. Concern with the threat of foreign attack caused the government to review the harbour's inner defences. Barney, who had earlier reported that Sydney's defences were inadequate, recommended that the government establish a fort on Pinchgut Island to help protect Sydney Harbour from attack by foreign vessels. Fortification of the island began in 1841 but was not completed. Construction resumed in 1855 because of fear of a Russian naval attack during the Crimean War, and was completed on 14 November 1857. The newly built fort then took its current name from Sir William Thomas Denison, the Governor of New South Wales from 1855 to 1861.
5 time Olympian Clint Robinson talks about the importance of blade control.
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