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Coastal walk and Coogee

7th October

sunny 27 °C

So after yesterday, being a bit rubbish and all i felt a wee bit homesick but ashley managed to cheer me up being sympathetic as usual and telling me to 'stop winging'. We'd decided yesterday that we were going to do this walk that we had heard was worth doing. It was called the Eastern beaches coastal walk, and went from Bondi Beach to Coogee beach (apparantly pronounced 'COO - G'). We set off past the iceberg cafe(worth a look, very posh!)where they have an outdoor pool next to the rocks that gets all the splash from the waves and a panoramic view of Bondi Beach.
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We carried on up the coast to more stunning views of Bondi Beach and then headed round the corner to the next beach, which ashley calls tamaramarama, but is officially known as 'tamarama'. This beach was loads quieter than Bondi and the sea was full of bodyboarders which was ace to watch. We walked up the hill and stopped for a moment to laugh at the bin, im sure we got a few weird looks, but we found it amusing:
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Next was Bronte which was also nice, and had a swimming pool in the sea. It seems in Australia the sea is made for surfers not swimmers. We walked on again to Clovelly Beach which was a narrow bay which had been made into a seawater pool, where there were swimmers, rowers, kick-boxers on the beach and people doing yoga, and this was at 7:30 in the morning!
The next place we came to was Gordons Bay where again there was lots of people being very active. At Gordons Bay there was what was called an underwater nature trail, which ashley wanted to do but then realised that we had to have scuba diving equipment and a brief knowledge of how to use it. Apparently the trail was built underwater around plants and animals so you could follow it to see the different ones, ingenious i thought.
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After this was the last beach, Coogee, which was a lot calmer than Bondi, hardly any waves and so not many surfers. We walked down the path and were greeted by three men in pink leotards doing what looked like kung foo and being filmed by a camera crew, australians are pretty odd!
By this point we had been walking about an hour and we fancied a drink so we headed to the juice bar and had one banana and one strawberry smoothie, yum... best so far!!
We then decided to go for a swim, at this point it was really hot, but unfortunatley the sea was not and it took us about 15 minutes to build up the courage to actually get in the water, again a few weird glares from locals as ashley screamed when he got hit by cold water! We eventually got in the water and the waves seemed pretty big. We decided to name the waves, we called the big ones that didnt break 'floaters' and the ones that broke and shoved u underwater 'sinkers' we found it pretty amusing, and the big sinkers were pretty fun! So after this, we were pretty hungry and headed to a beachside cafe and had some dinner, we then headed back on the bus... a perfect day! The walk was so good today, the views were just awesome, we're so lucky to be here, couldn't help thinking that alfi and sooty, sally and sam would have loved this walk and would have loved playing in the sea at the different beaches and bays!! xx

Posted by hannah1987 13:05 Archived in Australia Tagged lodging

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