There are nearly 200kms of coastline to walk in Sydney – how lucky we are to have such a beautiful city to live in! We know that over the years, we have covered nearly all of this coastline but our Summer Walking series is to put it all together as one long walk over several weekends.… [Continue reading]
Can I swim one more ocean pool pleeease? Our Sydney Summer Ocean pool jaunt had been such fun, we had to head south and do the Illawarra rock pools. The first challenge was figuring out how to cover the distance between 10 pools in a day, a challenge solved by hiring bicycles from South Coast Bike Hire. Then nature delivered another challenge: Cyclone Gita…. [Continue reading]
At 5am, in bucketing rain, I wonder how many of our walkers today will turn up to the fifth leg of the Summer Ocean Pool Challenge. By 6am, the rain seems to have eased and the forecast is for clear skies after 7am. It is however cold, but this is a welcome relief from the scorching temperatures of Bondi to Coogee last weekend. I pack a rain jacket and head out the door…. [Continue reading]
Who walks 12km on the day that Sydney is the hottest place on the planet? Fortunately for us, we had seven pools to swim on this section of our Summer Ocean Pool Challenge. We hopped over the harbour to follow on from last weekend’s walk Collaroy to Manly, starting today at world famous Bondi beach.
We start the third leg of our Summer Ocean Pool Challenge in soft drizzle, a welcome relief from the hot summer days. While the rain is cool, the water in the pools is warm, and we are used to walking in wet swimming togs. After only four pools last week from Bilgola to Narrabeen, today is a big day with seven pools to swim and 14km of bush and beach…. [Continue reading]
A week after swimming the rock pools from Palm Beach to Avalon, we were back for the second leg of our Summer Ocean Pool Challenge, waiting for the bus at Berry’s Reserve, Narrabeen on another bright, sunshiney day. We stepped off the bus at the Bilgola bus stop, and hiked down to the beach along the bush track…. [Continue reading]
Sunday, 10 December 2017, dawned with blue sky and plenty of promise. The conditions were perfect for launching our Summer Ocean Pool Challenge…. [Continue reading]
Our summer challenge: to walk the Sydney ocean coastline from Palm Beach south to Cronulla over a series of weekends in December and January, swimming one lap in each of Sydney’s great ocean pools…. [Continue reading]