Shelly Beach

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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