6.10am: Alarm goes off
T wide awake, by the prospect of surf; me, not so much awake.
6.15am: Kettle on, as is the scramble to get surf gear/water/picnic etc.
6.30am: Out of the house.
Arrive at Freshwater beach. T surfs for around 90 minutes. I walk - usually to Manly and then make it up as I go along depending on how busy it is at the front in Manly, or wether I feel like walking up steep hills, or not.
We awoke at 6am, for a start - yes, that whole 10 minutes earlier does make a difference!
It was the same routine after that, although we were slightly slower getting out of bed as it was dark when the alarm went off, and somehow the sun streaming in through the blinds makes for a jumping out of bed, whatever the time, whereas darkness does not. We were out of the house by 6.20am, and heading slightly further away (only another 10 minutes) to Dee Why beach. (The guys T usually surfs with had suggested to go there for a change instead of Freshwater aka, 'Freshie').
Most of the headland is a golf course, but their is a path which runs around the perimeter and has some lovely views, both to the North:
It's defiantly worth breaking out of the routine once in a while!