Easter Sunday weather can never be reliable, even in Australia, but despite being cloudy at least its warm. So Ali suggests a new walk that haven’t tried before from Coogee to Marauba, which is the next town along. We meet another of her friends – Taryn who has just moved to Coogee and seems nice.
The walk itself actually isn’t that long, but as it so beautiful with all the picture taking and doing a leisurely pace it takes us about an hour. Mostly coastal with big rocks that are fascinating to watch the waves crashing in against them and cute little rock pools that are marine reserves for all sorts of fish. Shame too choppy and dangerous to snorkel there!
Highlight of the walk is the infinity swimming pool built into the rocks, so as you are swimming the waves come crashing in like a constant flow of champagne bubbles. The rocks here are a beautiful golden colour too so contrast to the beach rocks.
The other really interesting part of the walk is when you have to walk up along the road and pass some amazing houses, great unique designs and all super big, plenty of windows and great sea views. It is a very affluent part of Sydney it seems, although probably anywhere right at the beach is going to be worth a lot. It’s just nice to see a street where every house has a different look and style.
When we get to Maroubra beach it is nice and much bigger than Coogee. Not busy due to the weather apart from surfers out on the water, having fun in what seem like huge waves. Very much a surfer beach, as it even has a board up giving the surfer etiquette and rules, which never seen before.
We find a cute little cafe with cool graffiti walls called Chalks that is also good value at $20 for the most amazing fresh squeezed orange juice ever and a BLT with Avocado wrap. I’m totally into avocado here. Sitting outside it feels quite cold, but sun is due out later, but it’s good prep for the nz weather awaiting me.
27th March 2016