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Travellers' Tales

 

 

We meet at the Kea Community Centre on the 4th Thursday in the month at 9.30am for a 10.30 start and talks usually finish by 11.45. Tea and coffee is available before the talks start.

 

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5th Nile Cataract

 

In October Philip Gordon gave a very informative talk about the Sudan.  Few tourists travel to Sudan so most of us know very little about it even though it was under joint British and Egyptian rule from1898 until independence in 1956. Philip stressed the vital role the Nile plays in all aspects of Sudan including its history and economy.  I was particularly interested to hear about the Nile cataracts of which 4 of the 6 are in Sudan. I had always imagined these to be massive waterfalls but in fact (rather disappointingly) they are shallows where the river flows over rocks but are massively important because they prevent the passage of boats.  
On Thursday the 28th November you are in for a real treat when Sue Swinchatt will talk about “Living in West Cork.” She lived there for 7 years and will take you on a guided armchair tour of some of the less visited places she got to know well in beautiful West Cork.
Travellers’ Tales take a break in December so Sue’s talk will be the last this year and we will put the remains of the coffee money to good use by having some seasonal cheer at the meeting.
So please note there will not be a talk in December.  The good news is that we will start again on Thursday the 23rd of January with a talk by Andrina Cossey about voyaging through the Indian Ocean.
All Carrick U3A Members are welcome.  We meet at the Kea Community Centre Playing Place. Talks start at 10.30am but come any time after the doors open at 9.30am and have a tea or coffee. 
Jon Skelton Group Leader 123.skelton@talktalk.net  Phone 01872 865316 


 

 

 

Pat Harrod & Wendy MorrisGroups coordinator