Bondi to Coogee Walk

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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

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Setting off along the bay

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Some expensive houses up on the cliffs

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Looking along the coast

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Swimmers and surfers in the sea

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Around the headland we came to Tamarama Beach

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Where we stopped for a drink while enjoying the view

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A little further along we reached Bronte Beach

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Waverley Cemetery – unfortunately the residents can’t enjoy the view!

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Clovelly Beach, a safe beach for swimming

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Carrying on along the coast

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passing more expensive houses

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Approaching Coogee we passed the memorial to the Bali bomb victims, a number who came from this area

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Finally we arrived at Coogee. Time for an ice cream!

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13 thoughts on “Bondi to Coogee Walk

  1. A far cry from the Leeds-Liverpool Canal Towpath and Wigan Pier. I agree about sitting on beaches – all that sand getting everywhere – and also about beach cafes and ice cream, which always tastes better with a sea view.

  2. thank you, thank you, thank you! Not that I don’t enjoy winter (a x-country ski is in the offing later today) but my frozen toes and nose appreciate the vicarious warmth of your photos. Are those ants painted on the wall of that expensive beach home? And I’m with you on the laying on the beach. BORING. But nothing beats an oceanside walk listening to and watch crashing waves.

    • Glad you liked the photos Susanne. It certainly cheered me up sorting through them.
      I enjoy getting out on cold, bright, sunny days, all wrapped up followed by a warm house and brew! I don’t like the cold, dampgrey “grizzly” days we get too often over here in the winter. I’ll be reliving this walk a few times this winter, I think.

  3. Yes, that has definitely cheered and warmed me up! I can’t tolerate sitting on the beach, a) I find it totally boring and b) I burn horribly. However, like you I enjoy a good coastal walk,

  4. Beach me anytime-I too get bored with sitting around on the beach and I am not part of the tan clan. Today (it being seriously freezing) is a great day to read your warm weather narratives. The photos make me feel much warmer, interesting narratives and of course lovely. Thanks!!

    • Thanks 😊 It’s not frezing here but cold and grey and was raining this morning. A typical north west English late December. So I think I’ll revist my photos!

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