I’m going to divert from writing up my recollections of our recent holiday in Australia in sequence. It’s grey, cold and miserable outside, and so I’m going to go through my pictures of hot, sunny beaches in Sydney to cheer myself up. I think some of my regular readers feel the same!
To be honest, I’m not a beach person. I soon get bored sitting on the sand, even with a good book to read. But I enjoy walking along the coast – beaches, cliffs, salt marshes etc. That’s much more my style. So on the fourth day of our stay in Sydney, we caught the train from the Town Hall to Bondi Junction and then took the bus to the famous Bondi Beach, our plan being to take the coastal path over to Coogee. It’s a classic Sydney walk and one I’d done before.
On the previous occasion, it was a grey day when I set out, turning sunny as I got nearer to Coogee. This time it was hot and sunny from start to finish
Setting off along the bay
Some expensive houses up on the cliffs
Looking along the coast
Swimmers and surfers in the sea
Around the headland we came to Tamarama Beach
Where we stopped for a drink while enjoying the view
A little further along we reached Bronte Beach
Waverley Cemetery – unfortunately the residents can’t enjoy the view!
Clovelly Beach, a safe beach for swimming
Carrying on along the coast
passing more expensive houses
Approaching Coogee we passed the memorial to the Bali bomb victims, a number who came from this area
Finally we arrived at Coogee. Time for an ice cream!