Sunday, 15 April 2012

Balmoral Beach to Little Sirius Cove

We're having some gorgeous autumn weather in Sydney at the moment. Clear blue skies, crisp mornings and pleasant days that don't get too hot (perfect for a pale Englishman). With the clocks going back it is light just before 6am, a great time to get out any enjoy the city while it is quiet.

This is quite possibly my favourite time of the year.

On the day the clocks changed I headed over to Balmoral. We started with breakfast at Bather's Pavilion. The stunning location provided glorious views of the beach, the sun rising and early morning joggers / walkers out on the promenade.

The breakfast was solid but not exceptional, as is often the way with restaurants in stunning locations or buildings. It did involve my first ever mushy peas for breakfast. Could have been genius but they were served oddly cold.

After breakfast we followed the coastal path south towards Chowder Bay. The path starts with quite a long series of steps, but then evens out into a gently undulating walk through the bush.

There were a number of morning runners on the path and a few dog walkers, but considering how amazing the views of the inner harbour are it was pretty quiet.

After Chowder Bay we headed towards the zoo and caught a glimpse of the Manly ferry.

Having followed the water all morning I couldn't resist a paddle in Sirius Bay. The small bay was filled with boats and surrounded by amazing houses. After a few minutes of paddling and dreaming of owning one of the houses one day we headed inland. Taking back streets to Mosman before walking down the hill to end at Balmoral where we enjoyed some of Angie's macarons on the before heading home.

A very idylic Sunday morning.

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