Sunset at Ben Lomond

The Dinner Party Expedition to Ben Lomond

11-13 March, 2006

VENUE: Ben Lomond – Northern Tasmania Ski Club Schloss

ATTENDING: Di, Sam, Christopher, Andrew, Kiri, John, Irene, Kevin, Julie

Pointing out the key features

Pointing out the key features

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Saturday night: Traditional roast dinner

Appetiser/s: Bruschetta (Di, with Andrew, John and Chris to bring fresh tomatoes, basil and French bread)

  • Roast chicken (Julie)
  • Roast pork (John)
  • Gravy (Andrew/John)
  • Roast potato/pumpkin/sweet potato/parsnip (Andrew)
  • Green vegetable/s (broccoli from Di, zucchini from John)
  • Dessert: apple crumble (Di)
  • Tea/coffee (Andrew and Di to bring coffee/plungers; tea-drinkers to BYO)
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The NTAC Ski Lodge, Ben Lomond

The NTAC Ski Lodge, Ben Lomond

 Sunday morning: Breakfast

New York breakfast (Irene and Kevin)

Vodka, tabasco and tomato juice (Di and Kevin: this seems to be a lot of vodka, but then we aren’t driving)

Sam and Di preparing Bloody Marys for breakfast

Sam and Di preparing Bloody Marys for breakfast

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 Sunday lunch

Roast pork sandwiches (peanut butter for Irene)

Bread (everyone to bring a loaf of some sort of bread)

Tomatoes and basil for tomato sandwiches (John and Andrew: don’t forget the pepper and sugar)

Slice (Di)

Fruit (Chris)

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Botanising along the way

Botanising along the way

Sunday night: Indian banquet

Appetiser: something Indianish (Irene)

  • Beef and vegetable curry (Andrew)
  • Pumpkin in coconut milk (Julie)
  • Dahl (Julie)
  • Something else Indian, not necessarily vegetarian (Chris)
  • Yoghurt/cucumber sambal (Di)
  • Tomato (there it is again)/mint sambal (Di, with tomatoes from the usual suspects)
  • Dessert: something chocolaty (Irene)
Looking east. Freycinet Peninsuar peaks in distance (in haze behind another mountain)

Looking east. Freycinet Peninsuar peaks in distance (in haze behind another mountain)

Monday morning: Breakfast

Scrambled eggs (John)

Fruit juice (Julie)

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Bennett's wallaby

Bennett’s wallaby

CAMPERS KIT LIST (from Di & Sam)

  • Linen: Sleeping bag/doona, Pillow slip(s), Tea towel, Bath towel
  • All food
  • Ice and eskies
  • Wet weather gear
  • Walking boots
  • Warm clothing (incase of weather change)
  • (Feel free to pack dressing gowns, slippers etc – most of the lodge are carpeted!!)
  • Torch & lantern
  • Matches
  • Maps
  • Compass
  • Mobile phone
  • Games