Wednesday, September 12, 2012

the walk.

On the last day of our trip we ventured out to Coogee Beach to meet up with Scott and Andrew for a Father's Day breakfast. I have to say that if I had the choice to live somewhere in Sydney, Coogee would defiantly at the top of the list!

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It is the perfect little beach town just 20 minutes from the city. While it attracts a fair amount of tourists, the small feel makes it that much better than its near by neighbour, Bondi Beach. Yep- it's beautiful!

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If you ever find yourself in Sydney, the one thing that I would recommend you MUST do is the Bondi to Coogee walk.

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This walk is a unique path that runs along the beach front cliffs between Bondi and Coogee Beach.  It is used equally by both locals and tourists as a sight seeing experience and a great path for exercising.
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It is about 6 km long (3.7 miles for you American readers) and takes about two hours to walk from one end to the other. Jenna and I did this walk on our second or third day in Australia and I couldn't wait to show Max. 

There are tons of little beaches, inlets, pools and cemeteries (??) along the route. Talk about a beach front resting place.  It doesn't get much better than this!

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I have written about these ocean rock pools before from our Christmas trip of Coffs Harbour last year, but they are all over the Bondi to Coogee walk!

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In fact, not too long ago a very large, dead humpback whale washed up into one of these pools in Sydney and closed the beaches for a few days while they tried to figure out what to do with it.

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Scott and Andrew walked with us to the half way point (Bronte) where we stop for a cold drink before finishing the rest of the walk.
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Keeping in mind that is still technically winter here, there were a surprisingly large amount of people swimming in the pools and ocean.

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Bonid Beach!

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The last time I was here it was the middle of summer and this place was crawling with people! I was also much skinner.... and blonder... and younger... sigh...

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[Another pool- love these!]

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Once we arrived at Bondi, we were completely worn out. While the walk is really, really beautiful- it is full of steps and hills and this 31 week pregnant lady's feet, back, stomach, head, toes.... well, everything was sore!

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After a bus ride back to the city, cab ride to the airport and flight back to Brisbane, we arrived home tired and happy.

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After three full days of walking and exploring Sydney- we were BUGGERED! While it might not have been the most relaxing, take-it-easy-you-are-pregnant kind of holiday, we had the best time celebrating our two year anniversary, Father's Day and our last vacation before the baby gets here.

So happy anniversary to my crazy husband.... again :) Next year it will be your turn!

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