Although this was only a two hour event, it 100% deserves its own blog post! On Sunday I did the Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Words and images cannot do the views justice. If one ever finds themselves near Sydney, this is a must do!
As we started at Bondi Beach, we awed over the beautiful water and giant waves, the different array of beach tents and umbrellas used by the locals, and Icebergs, which is an Olympic sized swimming pool located right on the ocean. As we began the walk and got to the top of the first cliff, not even a mile into the walk, we had already taken an hour as we kept stopping for more photos and to appreciate each view. Although there have definitely been views that have taken my breath away, there has never been one that has brought me to tears as this one did. I could not possibly feel any more blessed and fortunate while doing this walk.
We continued the walk to Tamarama Beach and finished at Bronte Beach, finding a smaller salt water “pool” again right next to the ocean. All three beaches we walked on were beautiful, with some of the kindest people I have met so far down under. Unfortunately, we only had two hours to do the walk in order to get back in time for our cruise on Sydney Harbour, but it was well worth the four-hour commute there and back.
As I have mentioned in my previous posts, learning to relax and not stressing about the small stuff has been a big goal of my semester abroad. While on this walk, I was the most at peace and care free I have been in a long time. Although we had to keep track of time and I typically would have been worrying about making sure we caught the right bus, I finally was able to recognize that everything would work itself out and we would make it back to where we needed to be.
As I plan future trips for the next four months, a return to finish the coastal walk is high on my list.