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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
October 25, 2011
Notices for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

 Compulsory Lifejacket Wearing Requirements

WearitCompulsory lifejacket wearing requirements will be enforced as of November 1 in Pittwater. Lifejackets will be required to be worn in the circumstances shown below, along with the type of lifejacket that can be worn.LifejacketTable

Children less than 12-years-old are now required to wear life jackets at all times in boats less than 4.8m long and in boats less than 8m long on the open sea.

Other boaters in vessels less than 4.8m long must wear life jackets at night, in ocean waters, on alpine lakes, when boating alone and when the boat is being used as a tender more than 400m from shore.

Waterskiers and wakeboarders have to wear life jackets at all times, and paddlers in canoes or kayaks must wear them on the ocean and if they are more than 100m from shore.

Complete details of the requirements and legislation can be found at the following web address;


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Lou kindly provided the following information about lifekackets which may be useful..

Have spoken to Evan Starling in regards to waterways and life Jackets Ev said you can order the bum bag life jackets from Outback online for $48.00, Whitworths are selling the same item for $100.00 just letting the Islanders know because the Maritime will be booking everyone from this 1 November $250.00 for not having a jacket under a tinnie 4.8m if you are driving on your own.
Happy boating Islanders.
P.S. the waterways have recommended this jacket to all this week so you don't have to look like an idiot.
Kind Regards
Lou Birkett

Offshore Choir Afloat Rehearsals
Everyone is Welcome

There will be 4 rehearsals held at The Gone Fishing Gallery, Church Point starting at 7pm sharp
  • Tuesday 22 November from 6.30
  • Tuesday 29 November from 6.30
  • Tuesday 6 December from 6.30
  • Tuesday 13 December from 6.30
The Performance
The performance is on Thursday, December 22.

The Laurel Mae will be anchored almost on-shore in Frog Hollow at 6:30 for a 7.00 p.m. start.  If people would like to listen, they should pack a picnic, bring their bells to shake during jingle bells, fire up the tinny and make sure they've got a stern anchor or, if they are available,  they can raft up on any spare moorings.

When the program is completed at Frog Hollow, the choir will continue to Church Point, where a repeat performance will be held, followed by a party at the The Gone Fishing Gallery.

More details and song sheets to come.

In the meantime contact Chuck Bradley for any further information.

Pittwater Artists Trail Open Weekend

29th and 30th October ~ 10am to 4pm
We also welcome you’re visit outside these times ~ give us a call

An exciting collection of ceramics, photography, paintings, sculpture and textiles by local offshore artists.

8 Sturdee Lane, Lovett Bay.
Tel: 9979 7903, 0420 289 726

Catch ferry from Church Point to North Elvina wharf.
At top of stairs turn right and up to Rocky Point Reserve

Paintings by Dimitri Lihachov

Lot 291 Richard Road, Scotland Island.
Tel: 9997 1502

Catch ferry from Church Point to Bells Wharf.
At the top of steps turn left and walk 200m

Enjoy our thriving artistic community and the beautiful natural environment that surrounds and inspires it

Weekend Ferries depart Church Point
Hourly from 8.30am

Waterfront House for Rent
"Skye Cottage"
61 Florence Terrace
Available  for rent Dec 1 2011
Fully furnished ten star 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house plus boat house.
No pets
Suitable for professional couple
Must have references.
Rent: 980.00/week  6 months or one year lease
Contact: mcfrey37@gmail.com or Ken 0411350303

Please join us for a SICKO Halloween!
1:00pm Sunday 30 October in Catherine Park
All offshore ghosties and goblins are invited to some Halloween fun in Catherine Park Sunday afternoon.  SICKO (Scotland Island Craft and Knitting Organization) will be weaving a web of tasty treats.  All kids (even grown up ones) are invited to unravel a piece of the giant spider’s web to reach a treat. 
If you think your goblins might come, please give Betsi a ring on 9999 6306 to make sure we have enough fun for everyone. 
No charge to participate, but SICKO is happy to accept crafty donations such as yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks, wooden scrabble tiles, dominoes, beads, buttons, etc….
SICKO meets Monday evenings from 5:30-7:30 at Betsi’s house.
We’ll start making holiday gifts after Halloween!

For Sale
Pup Spoodles
10 spoodles for sale $660 each.vaccinated and wormed.4 weeks old and looking for a lovely new home and a loveable new family.caramel in colour.parents are purebred poodle and cockerspaniel.
Ready to veiw now on scotland island.
Call 0418253870

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