I have to find a better way of titling my Sydney photo logs, as I reckon I will be making multiple posts of it as time goes, considering my affiliation to it by matrimony! Anyway, on my first visit to Sydney, I did two coastal walks. I posted about my Bondi to Watsons Bay walk previously, although I did that the day after the Coogee to Bondi walk that is featured on this post.
Apparently you can do a walk from Cronulla to Clovelly (then connect all the way to Bondi, I suppose), but I’ve been to Cronulla before I thought of doing this trek and I didn’t really fancy doing a great walk in that heat.
Coogee to Bondi is a much shorter walk than Bondi to Watsons Bay, at just 6 km. There is still so much beauty to see though; it has these interesting rock formations on top of a cliff, well away from waves crashing into it. I kept wondering how they were formed; I could only guess it is probably erosion from the wind and rain but I honestly do not know.
Starting off at Coogee and Wedding Cake Island, which was apparently named because of its flat top surface, kind of like the bottom layer of a wedding cake! It disappears depending on the time of the tide, and I was lucky to see a bit of the top. I wonder if the tide even goes lower than that?
Coogee is apparently a family friendly beach, and I did see a lot of little kids there with their families. From there is the longest clifftop walk with such lovely views of Gordons Bay. I think there are spots up there for whale watching too. I spent such a long time on this part because I was so awed by the views of the sea, and those interesting rock formations, and the cliffs!
It winds through some leafy coloured parts, and down this small beach where boats are kept. Parked? Oh gosh, I’m sorry, I don’t know what it’s called! It’s very interesting to see that woodland bit though.
It winds back up again to cliff views of the sea, and rock formations, and rock pools, before you get to Clovelly Beach, which looks like it has turned into a big pool because of that narrow opening. Of course I have no photo of it, because…I don’t know. 🙁
I step away from the coast a bit from there and pass by a lawn bowling place, before getting to the massive Waverley Cemetery. I had walked so much across rocks in the cliffs at this point (in my Converse too; I wasn’t expecting a rocky walk!) that I was so knackered so I could only be bothered with the approach shot.
You pass by two beaches so close to each other after this, Bronte and Tamarama Beaches. I think I was so knackered at this point that I couldn’t be bothered to take photos and just took in the view. Oh, also I vaguely remember needing the loo so bad, so took a bathroom break at Bronte! Hahaha! Other than that, I have not much memory of how it looks like. Tamarama, according to a website I found via Google while on my mobile, is known as Glamarama, since it’s usually populated by “pretty people”. I mostly saw young adults there.
And of course you end your walk at the world famous, Bondi Beach, seen here from afar as you approach from Mackenzies Bay after Tamarama Beach. The shadows were against me at the time when I came ’round Bondi Icebergs, so no good pictures of that. Maybe for next time, eh?