weekend walks: coastal cronulla

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We chose a coastal walk this time because after last week’s encounters with the reptiles, we opted to stay out of any bush areas. We saw lots of different birds instead.

The walk began at  North Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club and the weather was pleasant enough. It was cloudy but certainly was not raining. As we headed south only about 10 minutes into the walk, the rain came. Summer is gone and winter is coming. The original plan was to keep walking south to the end of the Esplanade before turning back and walking towards Wanda Beach, making the walk about 9.2 km long.

Courtesy of Google Maps - Thank you for helping us calculate the walk
Courtesy of Google Maps – Thank you for helping us calculate the walk

We had even fuelled up on a big breakfast beforehand.

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But the rain was relentless and we ended up walking only 2.2 km south before turning back and getting into the car soaking wet! And as our luck would have it, the rain stopped as we drove off so we chose to drive up to Wanda Beach and spent almost 40 minutes or so at the Cronulla sand dunes. The sand dunes are often used by those looking for a tough workout (including athletes at pre-season training or personal training sessions).

Hope you enjoy our photos from the walk this week. Sorry we couldn’t showcase Sydney blue skies at their best.

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15 thoughts on “weekend walks: coastal cronulla

    Savvy Kenya (@savvykenya) said:
    March 5, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I agree the photos are beautiful in spite of the apparent chill in the air 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 5, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words 🙂

    Rachel M said:
    March 4, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    The photos are beautiful despite the overcast weather, I personally prefer photographs of cloudy skies than clear ones.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks Rachel! Appreciate your lovely & encouraging words! We are amateur photographers so are very under skilled when it comes to understanding lighting but it seems like overcast isn’t so bad after all!

    Turquoise Compass said:
    March 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Yeah, I am happy to see some local adventures! I loved Cronulla!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks 🙂 – shame it was so overcast, we couldn’t get any ‘turquoise’ colours in our photos!

        Turquoise Compass said:
        March 3, 2014 at 3:49 pm

        It was also overcast the day I went. 😦
        I am currently in Noosa and I am in LOVE. Have you been to the National Park?

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          March 3, 2014 at 3:55 pm

          Are you referring to the Royal National Park here? No not yet! It’s on the list 🙂
          We’ve never been to Noosa so look forward to your photos of it!

            Turquoise Compass said:
            March 3, 2014 at 4:30 pm

            No, I meant Noosa National Park and Noosa Everglades! Both are amazing! The other park sounds good too in Cronulla.

    kayrpea61 said:
    March 3, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I agree with the above comment – sometimes cloudy days give great light affects, and your photos have again shone through. [slight pun intended] 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 3, 2014 at 10:38 am

      Another lovely comment that has made us smile! We were like drowned rats yesterday so appreciate all the positive comments. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

    dianaroggenbuckebrown said:
    March 2, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Beautiful photos

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 2, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 ! Appreciate you taking the time to comment.

    Y. Prior said:
    March 2, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    well you know, sometimes the pictures with different weather days are even better than the blue sky shots- and this is one of those times. 🙂 I love the feel of each photo!
    I also think it is cool that athletes train in the sand dunes – makes sense! and the photos are are all so nice, but the first one was my fav – the way you captured the bird like that is wonderful.
    ~y.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind words! It was so lovely to read that especially after the way we felt having to cut the walk short.
      Glad you liked the photos.
      And goodness, walking up and down sand dunes is tough enough, let alone train in them 😉
      Thank you for swinging by and taking the time to comment.

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