– Chris Geldenhuys, Convenor

On a wonderful winter’s morning that you can only find in Pringle Bay, the Hack Group began work on 31 July 2016, again in Peter Road. The primary challenge again was the ever present Rooikrantz, some of them real monsters. After the previous hack, a local resident commented (due to the size of the Rooikrantz bush and the efforts of the hack) that it will take about two years to clear that servitude. Well I’ve got news for him – that servitude has been cleared after just two hacks! During the month of July the Pringle Bay Hack have performed two other impromptu hacks, both in Hangklip Road, attacking Rooikrantz and Myrtle in two different locations. In that light, July was again a very successful hack month!

The following hackers performed the hack on 31 July: We were joined for the first time by Ulli Niemand. Welcome Ulli! The rest of the hackers were: John Whitehead, Edward Silberbauer, Tom Dreyer, Jan Joubert, Frik Potgieter, Neil and Penny Berens, Charles Hector, Andree Henning, Louw and Karen Toerien, Japie Krige, Marita Grobbelaar, Anthony and Hillary Harris, Rienie Schenk, Carol Wilson and Mike Begley together with Chris Geldenhuys.

A special word of thanks for the contribution and support provided by the members of the Bettys Bay Hack to the Pringle Bay Hack. Their efforts and encouragement are, as always, greatly appreciated.

Dave and Helena provided the ever necessary mid-morning refreshments. Thanks you two! Again a special word of thanks go to Peter and Joyce of the Mini Mark for the generous donation towards the tea and sandwiches for the Hack Group, it was as always greatly appreciated by all.

The next monthly hack will be on Sunday 28 August 2016. As usual we will meet on the pavement opposite Drosters Centre, in Central Avenue, Pringle Bay, at 08:30 whereafter we will proceed to the hack site. The hack ends at 11:30. Everyone who would like to help rid Pringle Bay of alien vegetation is welcome. Hacking tools are provided. Contact Chris at (028) 273 8588, or just turn up at the meeting point.