Hermitage Foreshore Walk
weekend walks: hermitage foreshore walk
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.