This last week I unexpectedly had to go to Sydney with my sister. Not being sure what to expect as she may have had to have an operation, I took my camera just in case.
Luckily she has had a reprieve for a few weeks and went home Friday happy in the knowledge. I myself, rather than spending double on airfare, decided to stay over and go on Saturday thus enabling me to go out to the southern beach area of Sydney to have a look at the tidal pools I have seen many times in pictures. My aim was to walk from Bronte Beach and if time permitted to get to Coogee Beach. It wasn’t a long walk but stopping and taking photos did take time but I managed to get it all done and was really happy as I made my way back into Sydney and then to my flight home.
Map courtesy of bonditocoogeewalk.com.au
Having been to Bondi at Easter this year and not having a great deal of time, I decided to start the walk at Bronte beach at the first tidal pool. My only disappointment was just not being there before dawn, maybe next time. What a wonderful place, during the whole walk I was stunned by nature at its rawest and by design with the rock pools, it is just magnificent. How lucky we are to live in this country, sometimes you forget to appreciate what is around you.
It was a warm winters day with a bit of an icy breeze in the unprotected areas yet there were still a few people swimming. One man told me it was about 16 degrees Celsius. The water was so inviting with its aqua/green hue that I just wanted to wade in, clothes and all. It was just that enticing. I would love to go back in summer just to the beaches, catch the morning light and have a leisurely swim with not a care in the world.
You can find more information about Bronte Beach here.
In my next post I will go from Bronte Beach to Clovelly.