Though I’m living in the Bronte/Waverly area and I can see the ocean from my window I have yet to go to Bronte Beach or finish the upper part of the Coastal Walk which goes from Bronte to Coogee. I’m sort of in the mid-point. So today we are off to walk it all!
It’s October 1 and Labour Day (labor for Americans), a national holiday in Australia. Though a bit on the chilly side the sun is out and it is just the perfect weather to walk around. Being an Angelino has diminished my tolerance to cold and at the least breeze I am shivering! Don’t know how I am going to handle the real cold in New Zealand.
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind!!
The street has these clever signs painted on the floor indicating what you will find ahead and the benefits of walking. Wish I had taken the time to photograph them all, they were so amusing. I took a photo of only one and it was far from being the best.
We have to cross Bronte Park to get to the beach.
It’s literally like venturing into a forest.
The green starts thinning out eventually and the most wonderful blue peeks through.
Up till now the park had little to no people but as we see the beach ahead of us so come the masses. It’s a holiday, it’s beautiful outside and hence it is crowded. And though I am not one for crowds there is a festive air that makes it all okay.
People don’t seem deterred by the Dangerous Currents sign.
After all, the surfers here all seem to really know their thing…
Even when the seagulls just stare and wonder what the heck they are doing.
Why do they surf?
The sea is rougher here and rockier making it more fun to photograph. This photo doesn’t show me at my best but it does show well how I felt.
We climb heading out towards the Coastal Walk path and what I hope will be a bit away from the crowd.
I still am just smitten with the custom of having these tidal pools/swimming pools next to the beach.
Ah this dilemma of mine. Should I point my lens towards the rocks?
Or towards the water?
Further up there’s Waverly Cemetery which has to have the best view ever! If I were to be buried I want to be in this prime real estate spot.
This is really resting in Peace!
And if I were a lawn bowling enthusiastic I want to belong to this club on top of the hill with the most incredible view.
Of course if I were a bowler I would be looking down as this one is, and not out.
This chatty father and son duo were having so much fun! Turns out they are from the bowling club close to home that was closed today so they all landed at this club to play.
Another beach. Another swimming pool.
This one was rockier.
Some mosaic steps beckon us to take a short cut.
We continue on.
The sun is hiding and as we go we see a photo shoot. She must be freezing!
We end up in Coogee. Time to take the bus back ‘cause we are definitely walked out!