Hiya WEA Family,
In every walk with nature, one receives far more than they seek." - John Muir 🌿
We hope this newsletter finds you well and ready for an exciting October filled with new adventures and awesome experiences. As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, we've got some fantastic updates, tips, and upcoming events to share with you. We have been b-u-s-y with a capital B!
In this month's edition, you'll find:
🏝️ Recap of Our Fabulous Trip to Fiji in September 🏝️
In September, we embarked on an unforgettable journey to the stunning paradise of Fiji. We explored pristine beaches, snorkelled in crystal-clear waters, and connected with the vibrant Fijian culture. We'd like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the adventurous women who joined us on this incredible trip. Your enthusiasm and adventurous spirit made this adventure truly exceptional.
Sharon and Kat went a couple of days early for the new Annual FOBS (Fiji-Owners Business Summit-yep, we made that up but it's pretty good, huh?) which involved lots of behind the scenes work that gets put on the back burner because of our busy lives...the work happened by the pool with tropical cocktails in hand but we did actually get lots done!
Next year's Embrace Fiji adventure is in the pipeline; we are thinking of July 2024. Stay tuned for the details and dates coming soon!
🌿📸 Embrace the L❤️VE of Nature Challenge
Last month, we had a bit of fun and tried to capture the essence of nature's love. Our "Embrace the Love of Nature" challenge brought in so many stunning heart-shaped photos from across NSW, Aus and the world, each a testament to the beauty surrounding us...if we just stop and have a closer look.
Now, the inspiration behind the challenge, Jo, will choose the top 12 to go into a beautiful 2024 pocket diary. Stay tuned for the top 12 - they'll be announced at the end of October.
🌍 Adventure in Focus 🌍
Embrace The Snowy Mountains - Hiking Adventure
March 11, 2024! 🏔️
This adventure is one of our absolute favourites...We're conquering the Snowy Mountains, scaling Mt Kosciuszko at sunrise, and basking in the beauty of granite formations and alpine meadows. Embark on an extraordinary journey with us as we delve into the wonders of Kosciuszko National Park, home to the highest peaks in Australia.
Like all our adventures, this one is not just about conquering peaks; it's a chance to connect with incredible like-minded women in a beautiful location.
As the sun sets, we'll head to our schmick chalet accommodation, where an open fire, hot tub, and sauna await to soothe your muscles after a day of exploration. So, pack your hiking boots and join us for a week filled with camaraderie, breathtaking landscapes, and the kind of moments that make lasting memories. This is more than a walking holiday; it's a celebration of sisterhood, nature, and the joy of exploration.
For all the details and to book your spot click on the following link: https://www.womenembraceadventure.com.au/events/women-embrace-hiking-snowy-mountains-kosciuszko-national-park
🌿Friday Mornings: A Beloved Tradition
Every Friday Morning at Warners Bay NSW
Every Friday morning, we welcome women to join us at the ping-pong table for a speedy 7k walk along the beautiful Warners Bay waterfront.
Sometimes there's 3 of us, sometimes there's 23, but always there is laughter.
Our Friday walks have become a cherished ritual, a time when we can escape the everyday hustle and find solace in a shared chat, a big laugh and a cuppa. Rain or shine, it's always on and always makes the start of our weekend fantastic. The bonds and friendships formed, the shared stories, and the laughter that echoes along the trail make these Friday mornings special. It's a tradition we hold dear and look forward to with joy, week after week.
So thank you to our long term Friday walkers, the newbies, the ladies who have changed their work schedule so they don't miss this walk...we appreciate all of you x. If you haven't been, come along, book it in and join the positive start to every Friday!
Tips for Adventuring in the Heat ☀️
As we head into some warmer weather, here are some essential tips for enjoying your adventures in the heat:
- Stay hydrated 💧: Carry plenty of water to keep yourself refreshed throughout your journey.
- Sun protection 🌞: Don't forget sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses to shield yourself from the sun's rays.
- Dress comfortably 👕: Opt for lightweight, breathable clothing to stay cool. Wear long sleeves and wear ants for sun protection
- Plan for shade 🌳: If possible, choose routes with natural shade or bring along portable shade options.
-Set out early 🕰️ : Start adventuring early to miss the heat of the day. There is nothing like seeing the sunrise at the start of an adventure.
- Tell someone where you are going 👍: Make sure you let someone know where you are going, when you are leaving and when you intend to be back. Always call your contact when you are finished your adventure.
-Always carry your snake bite kit and know how to use it!
☀️Upcoming Adventures in October
Mark your calendars...
**Tue, 10 Oct:** Women Embrace Walking - World Mental Health Day
**Fri, 13 Oct:** Women Embrace Kayaking - Sand Islands, Lake Mac, NSW
**Sun, 15 Oct:** Women Embrace Coastal Walking - Munmorah State Conservation Area
**Sat, 21 Oct:** Women Embrace Kayaking - Mannering Park, Lake Macquarie NSW
**Sat, 28 Oct:** Embrace Cambodia - 15 Day Cultural and Volunteer Tour-Sold Out (we'll share 2024 dates soon!)
We can't wait to share these Adventures with you, head to www.womenembraceadventure.com.au to see all the upcoming adventures for the rest of 2023 and 2024.
Stay adventurous, stay safe, and let's make October a month to remember! Drop us a line at email@example.com with any questions, we are happy to give you a ring and have a chat.
xKat and Sharon
and the Women Embrace Adventure Team