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Surf’s Up at Bondi Beach

 

Surfers at Bondi Beach

After an afternoon at the Opera House, my next day in Sydney was dedicated to checking out Bondi Beach.  It was a short train and bus ride to get there from King's Cross, and the weather was beautiful.  When I got off the bus, I was looking at one of the coolest beaches I'd ever seen.  Gigantic surf pounded rocks on both ends, while the best surfers I'd seen tackled some big looking waves.  And the beach was topless, not that I noticed.

 

Pool at Bondi

A popular scenic walk runs from Bondi Beach south to Coogee Beach.  I wore sneakers for the task, and didn't wear my board shorts so swimming in the cool ocean-fed pool wasn't an option.  Instead, I used one of my coupons on a free glass of cold white wine from the balcony of the Iceberg Club (can't recall the exact name).

Contemplating life on the Bondi to Cooge cliff walk

I then commenced the walk, which seemed easy enough, however under the hot, mid-day Australian sun, with a hangover, it sucked the lifeforce out of me.  After passing 3 intermediary beaches before reaching Coogee, I could've cared less about another damn beach!  So I jumped on a bus back to Bondi Junction, too tired to explore any further, and grabbed a train back to King's Cross, ready to make my way west to Newtown for my next couchsurf.

Bondi Junction

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Friday 21st of May 2010

That is beautiful! I've always wanted to go to Australia. Thanks for sharing this with us. I really feel like I've been there now. I bet nothing beats seeing the waves in person and enjoying that sun, although deadly :p

Kango Suz

Sunday 3rd of February 2008

Yes, I also loved the one of Bondi Junction- nice contrast of colors and shapes!

Perhaps photojournalism is in your future/present?

Dave

Monday 4th of February 2008

I'm not up for carrying around a bag dedicated to expensive camera gear, though I've met many who do. I was impressed with hhow the photo came out too!

Kango Suz

Sunday 3rd of February 2008

Yes, I also loved the one of Bondi Junction- nice contrast of colors and shapes!

Perhaps photojournalism is in your future/present?

Dave

Sunday 3rd of February 2008

I'm not up for carrying around a bag dedicated to expensive camera gear, though I've met many who do. I was impressed with hhow the photo came out too!

crambox

Sunday 3rd of February 2008

I second that great shots!!!

crambox

Sunday 3rd of February 2008

I second that great shots!!!

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