Yesterday Stew and I had the day off and the weather was on our side for a change. It was a beautifully sunny day so we set off on a coastal walk from Rose Bay to Watson’s bay, a little outside Sydney.
For most of the walk we were greeted with picturesque views of the city skyline, secluded beaches and and stunning crystal clear waters. The walk took us a couple of hours, climbing up and down through scrub land. It was really fun!
For the final part of the expedition we had to walk more inland through residential estates where the houses were mansions. Such a wealthy area. But it got a little tiresome in the heat so we skipped the last leg of the walk and caught the busy. Slightly cheating!
When we got to Watson’s Bay we headed to the nearest bar for a drink in the last of the sunshine and spotted these beautiful pelicans on the beach. They were huge!
All in all it was a lovely day out. This exactly the reason I have fallen in love with Sydney. The city and it’s suburbs are beautiful and there’s so much to do and explore. And of course the weather helps when it’s warm and sunny!
Before we set off as well we grabbed brunch at a cafe called Indigo in Double Bay where I had there smoked salmon sandwich below, it was such a hefty portion and tasted amazing. It came with avocado, feta, capers, potatoes and an asparagus salad.
After our day of fun we caught the bus to Bondi beach and met up with a couple of friends for a few beers and dinner at Bondi Hardware, a really cool restaurant in the heart of Bondi. The food was modern and fun, and came in tapas style portions to share. I’ve found a lot of the restaurants here in Australia have menus intended to share which I really love. You get to try way more different foods and it’s far more social.
A quick update with our travel planning too… I can’t remember what I’ve previously mentioned but we’ve now booked our flight to Brisbane on New Years Day, the camper van to drive from Brisbane up to Cairns, the flight from Cairns to Osaka and then lots of hotels dotted all over Japan for our 3 weeks of travel there. Top of my list is of course visiting Tokyo, but also seeing Hiroshima, I’m sure that’s going to be pretty harrowing but something we have to do. And also Mount Fuji!! Cannot wait for that. We’ve booked into a couple of traditional Japanese hotels and bath houses. We’ve found that accommodation in Japan is far cheaper than here in Australia so we’ve booked into a couple of fancy 5* hotels too. Woo!
And next we’ll start to book our China leg of the trip, another 3 weeks traveling from north to south. And finally Hong Kong and Paris 🙂