Our old favourite, the Spit to Manly, now has a contender for the title, a circular route taking in Balmoral, Chowder Bay, Bradley's Head and Sirius Cove.
I have mentioned Balmoral quite a few times: swimming, our (non-surfing) beach of choice when we visited Sydney before our move, a beautiful place to sit/walk/eat/stare out across the glistening waters. We made our way from home, enjoying the walk down the incredibly steep hill (making the most of the ease of walking down rather than up - that would come in a bit), the glassy sea and the bright light of the - reasonably - early Saturday morning was a great start to the walk. However, we were so busy marching along, that it seems we missed the whale.
Not impressed with ourselves at all - how could we miss a whale?!!
The trail took is around the peninsular of Bradley's Head, (named after the British naval officer, William Bradley), and once around the point, has fantastic views of the city.
The ferry had just arrived, so we had to cross the long winding queue of people headed for the zoo, thankful as we ducked back into the bush that we weren't joining them as we were not in the mood for a crowded attraction!
Rumbling stomaches and tired legs - we had walked for 15 km - we headed in the direction of home...