Last week, NCNS Community Development Worker, Nada Mohammed took the ladies from the Make Time Women’s Group on a 2 ½ hour Winter Warmer Cruise on the Nepean Belle. For many of the women, it was the first time they had the opportunity to take part in such an experience and we were thrilled to be able to treat these very deserving ladies, who have done so much for their local community.
The morning was freezing cold and windy however this did not discourage the ladies as they eagerly boarded the Belle. The waves from the Nepean River crashed against the sides of the Belle, rocking the ship but not the ladies’ spirits, whose laughs echoed throughout the Nepean Belle as they all shared stories with each other. There was a real sense of sisterhood within the group. It was a peaceful and relaxing experience where the ladies were able to spend time with each other while taking in the spectacular views and enjoying the sounds of birds singing from high up in the tree tops.
When the scrumptious, shared platter arrived at the table filled with succulent roast chicken, tender pork, honey roasted vine tomatoes creamy sautéed potatoes and Greek salad, we could not wait to dig in! After this mouth-watering main, we then got to indulge in a choice of two desserts; Sticky Date Pudding with house made caramel sauce or House Made Vanilla Panna Cotta with white chocolate and raspberry coulis. Both did not disappoint!
During the cruise, we were also lucky enough to have the chance to chat with the captain who shared his experience sailing the Sydney to Hobart.
NCNS Community Development Worker, Nada Mohammed really enjoyed spending time with the ladies from Make Time Women’s Group and shared, “Thank you to all of the ladies who came out and braved the cold. It really was one of the best mornings!”
The Make Time Women’s Group in Cranebrook is open to all women in the local area. We encourage unity, shared experiences and a strong bond of friendship. Many of the women who attend this group were not previously acquainted and now embrace and laugh with each other as if they have been friends for years.
For more information about this group, please contact Nada on 02 4729 0442.