– Chris Geldenhuys, ConvenorThe Pringle Bay Hack Group gathered on 28 August under the cover of mist for the 116th hack in Pringle Bay. For this hack we returned to the Point area, where the Rooikrantz and Australian Myrtle are becoming a serious threat. We hacked the verges of Hangklip Road between Bell Road South and North. Despite the good turnout and the group’s courageous attack, we will have to return to the site due to the extent of the Australian Myrtle.

The following hackers performed the hack on 28 August: John Whitehead, Edward Silberbauer, Sue Folb, Mike and Ilse Meyer, Tom Dreyer, Jan Joubert, Frik Potgieter, Charles Hector, Andree Henning, Louw and Karen Toerien, Marita Grobbelaar, and Jenny Parsons together with Chris Geldenhuys. We were joined for the first time by Willem and Reggie Stiglingh. Welcome Willem and Reggie!

A special word of thanks for the contribution and support provided by the members of the Betty’s 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. Thank you! A special word of thanks again to Peter and Joyce of the Mini Mark for the generous donation of tea and sandwiches – as always, greatly appreciated by all.

The next monthly hack will be on Sunday 25 September 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.