Coogee - Bondi and a walk in the Royal National Park
This weekend we got up early and took the train an hour south of the center of Sydney to Otford, where we headed into the Royal National Park for a walk along the coast and the palm jungle. From the coast you're able to watch for whales, but the weather was incredibly windy so we headed straight for the track for the shelter of the palms and eucalyptus trees.
The walk we chose was a 13km loop that went along the coast, mostly in the shelter of the trees, but part was exposed to the elements along the aptly named Burning Palms beach - perhaps named to discourage people from heading down there, as you'll see from this sign - it's a treacherous place.
We also lost the track on part of the walk for a short time and were wading through long grass, as you can see here. What you can't tell is that I am stamping as loudly as possible to hopefully scare away any snakes!
Fortunately we didn't come across any snakes, we did see a parrot and this little guy. It's an echidna (kind of like an Australian Porcupine).
We also took the time the other weekend to finally walk the Coogee to Bondi walk. A fairly short walk from Coogee beach to Bondi beach along the coast and through the beach suburbs of Bronte and Clovelly. The beaches are beautiful and the summer here in Australia is going to be awesome!