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Newnes, Wolgan Valley

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by SAL, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. SAL

    SAL One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just got back from a few days camping at Newnes camping ground in Wolgan Valley. Very beautiful!
    My question is how do you pronounce Newnes? We pronounced it to rhyme with “prunes”, but we’ve been told by a friend that, since it’s Scottish, it’s pronounced with two syllables, like “New-nes”.

     
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  2. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Your friend may be correct if s/he is in Scotchland. In Australia prunes is how we do it.

    Best road sign ever at Newnes:

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  3. SAL

    SAL One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks Legs!
     
  4. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Agree, and great pic!