weekend walks: hermitage foreshore walk

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As we had visited north, south and west on previous weeks, we were due to visit the east! It was over to Rose Bay which is about 7 km from Sydney.

Thankfully, the weather was much better than it was last week. The sun was out and skies were blue. The views of the harbour were sensational. The Hermitage Foreshore Walk was approximately 1.8 km but it wasn’t flat. We had anticipated the walk to be on boardwalk, but once again were surprised as it was sandy tracks, rock steps or gnarled tree roots.

We stopped occasionally to watch people out on the harbour: paddle boarding, water-skiing and kayaking.  Luckily, the walk was uneventful, no snakes or sudden weather changes (although we did see a spider reel in lunch just above our heads – see the last photo). It was just a pleasant foreshore walk. There were little secluded beaches along the way and we also saw Strickland House (c. 1856) which was once a hospital.

After leaving Nielsen Park, the rest of our walk was through residential streets so our photos this week were mainly from the first part of our walk.

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Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Have a great week ahead!


15 thoughts on “weekend walks: hermitage foreshore walk

    Jaspa said:
    March 14, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Can I ‘dislike’ just the spider part?!

    Y. Prior said:
    March 12, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    beautiful shots – like the path the most – no wait, like the second one wight he city and the water and the bridge – go I dunno – nice series! 🙂 ~y.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 12, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      🙂 Thank you so much for your kind words! Glad you like it!

    Yuna said:
    March 10, 2014 at 11:17 am

    What a wonderful day to have a visit.
    Aw, these pictures make me hungry more for Australia. My dreamland.
    By the way, i couldn’t take my eyes off of those sediment structures on ladder like Sandstone. 😀

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 10, 2014 at 11:32 am

      It was a lovely day! Maybe this is a timely reminder for you to visit Australia 🙂 – thanks for swinging by and commenting!

        Yuna said:
        March 10, 2014 at 5:47 pm

        Nice reminder (i will always remember even without a nice post like this T_T)

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          March 10, 2014 at 5:53 pm

          😉 that’s very kind of you to say

            Yuna said:
            March 11, 2014 at 10:35 am


            Thank you 😀 😀

    disappearingwoman said:
    March 10, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Your pictures are so gorgeous! I wish I was there!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 10, 2014 at 5:47 am

      Thank you so much! The harbour was incredible and the weather just perfect!

    kayrpea61 said:
    March 9, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    You certainly chose a beautiful day for this walk today 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 10, 2014 at 5:46 am

      Yes, it was such a beautiful day! Hope you made the most of it too 🙂

    dianaroggenbuckebrown said:
    March 9, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Lovely photos

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

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