Sydney, Australia

Wentworth Falls

June 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

During the weekend, we explored Wentworthville Falls, specifically the waterfall that gives Wentworth Falls its name plunging 100m to the valley floor.

Wentworth Falls

We also walked on the National Pass and the Wentworth Falls Track, one of the Blue Mountains iconic walking tracks that was constructed in 1906-1907. There is also a nice picnic area nearby.

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"In 2002 the track underwent major restoration works that included helicopters depositing sandstone blocks along the trail and heritage stonemasons perching on cliff faces to set sandstone inserts into steps eroded over the years by weather and walkers. It's an inspiring walk, with fantastic views of the Jamison Valley and beautiful waterfalls at either end.” (ref)

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The actual water falls can be seen from many different angles and from various levels of the adjacent stairs:

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The drone video has captured the beautiful aerial moments.

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Bicentennial Coastal Walk

June 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Last weekend, we walked part of the Bicentennial Coastal Walk. We started at Long Reef Beach at the Northern Beaches near Narrabeen Lagoon and made it up to Dee Why Lagoon. 

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Sandbanks shape beach breaks that are great for beginners and intermediate surfers.

HEI_4077HEI_4077 While we did not see migrating whales as we had hoped, we enjoyed an Eastern Osprey circling around us with his prey in the beak.

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The Australian Pelicans, Australia's only species of pelican, can have a body of up to 1.8 m long.

Australian Pelican

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From the headlands next to the Long Reef Golf Club as well as from Dee Why Lagoon, we started the drone to enjoy the arial view:

More pictures here.


Wattamolla, Royal National Park

June 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

On Sunday, Gisela and I walked 5 kilometres of the 26 kilometres Coast Track within the Royal National Park. We started at Wattamolla—a cove, lagoon, and beach on the New South Wales coast south of Sydney. 

4.5 km

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We parked at the Wattamolla Picnic Area and walked South taking pictures and letting the drone fly above us.

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During our walk, we spotted two humpback whales travelling North along the shoreline.

Here more images.

 

 
 

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