Coogee Bay to Bondi Beach Coastal walk.
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We decided to do the coastal walk from Coogee Bay where we were staying in the 'Surfer's Paradise Hostel' to Bondi Beach on the first Sunday we were here as we couldn't really do much looking for jobs and accomodation on a Sunday. We set out at around lunch time and braced ourselves for the 3 mile or so walk we had ahead of us. The coastal walk takes you past Bronte Bay on the way too. You can see loads of surfers in the water, waiting for that big wave in each bay. Apparently Bondi surf is good if you have not done too much surfing before and Bronte has some rocks and a rip current that can be quite dangerous so you see the more advanced surfers in those waters.
We also passed the world's oldest surf club at Bondi and the freshwater swimming pools next to the sea. They are like our indoor swimming pools with lanes and ropes but they have sea water in them and the waves sometimes crash into the pool...and the swimmers. There is little wonder why Australia is so good at swimming and dominate the sport, these pools are always full with people of all ages swimming laps as if they are preparing for the next olympics.
When we reached Bondi, we got ourselves a fruit smoothie and sat on the sand, watching the surf and the beautiful people play beach vollyball. It was a little surreal...the world's most famous beach (probably) and we were there!
After a little rest, we headed back to Coogee. Most people do the walk along the cliff tops and then catch the bus back...but no, not us...we walked the 3 or so miles back too...we slept well that night I can tell ya...all that fresh air and excersise! A fab $5 steak and mash and a good drink and we were off to bed, ready to carry on with our job and flat hunting...(which went well if you have read our last blog).