Pringle Bay Hack Report No 140

On our first Saturday hack on 27 October 2018 the hackers of the community surprised even themselves! In attendance were 38 hackers and 12 chainsaws! Really something to be proud of. During the third session on this plot next to the entrance of Pringle Bay we finally cleared the Eastern side (see photo below). Two pines were left along the fence next to the R44; they are growing too close to the telephone line, so we will engage with them at a later stage. But the rest of the area is now clear of invaders, we just need to tidy up. However there are still a lot of Spider Gum trees left on the Western side (see photos below). Thank you, guys, as always, the spirit in achieving today’s work, was wonderful and the team’s work was impressive!

The crowd tackling the Spider Gum forest on the western side.


You can be sure the pines also gave the hackers a good challenge!


The area already being cleared of all invaders in the distance, on the eastern side of the plot.


And we always have our veterans with us, doing a great job!


What a bumper crowd we had today – 38 hackers! Thank you guys, good show!  Welcome back to Mike Begley, Murray McGregor, Jenny Parsons, Ria and Ivan Staegemann, it was good to have you back.

A small number of the bumper crowd at the briefing.


The new hackers for today were:

Loes Molenaar and Tim Attwell (not a new hacker, but only new to this specific hack). Both participated energetically and enthusiastically!  You are most welcome to the Pringle Bay Hack and we hope to see you every time that you are available.

On this occasion we expressed our condolences to Mike Robinson and Mike Begley for the loss of their wives, Marissa and Glenys respectively. Glenys was also the mother of Murray McGregor. Our thoughts are with you in these challenging days and we wish you all possible strength.

A special word of thanks for the contribution and support provided by Frik, Ulli, Tim and Claude of the Betty’s Bay Hack to the Pringle Bay Hack. Their efforts and encouragement are, as always, greatly appreciated!

Karen, thank you for the very delicious mid-morning refreshments! A special word of thanks goes to Adriaan, from the Mini Mark, for the generous monthly donation of the tea and sandwiches for the Hack Group. It was, as always, greatly appreciated by all.

Please take note that the next monthly hack will be on Saturday 24 November 2018. This will be the last hack for 2018. Details for the after-hack function will be provided later. 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 will be welcome.  Hacking tools are provided. Contact Chris at (028) 273 8588, or just turn up at the meeting point.

Chris Geldenhuys, Convenor