Friday, 14 February 2014

Beautiful Sydney

We've just returned home from 10 days in Sydney. We rented an apartment on the beach in Bondi, and the weather the absolutely idyllic. It was certainly hard coming back to Hong Kong's coldest winter for a very long time, especially knowing that we own a house at Bondi - right near the beach.
When we were there, I had visions of Henry and I going for swims at the amazing 50 metre ocean pool Icebergs in the morning, and hanging out with a coffee at the Grassy Knoll in the afternoons. Bliss!
But the best part about Sydney, (apart from seeing all our wonderful mates), was the running.
There are so many incredible runs - along the ocean cliff walk, around Centennial Park, through Dover Heights and Watsons Bay. It's so beautiful that I'm sure you could never be bored. I've come to the conclusion that there is no excuse for not being a professional athlete if you live in Sydney.
Of course, it pays to remember that visiting is very different to living somewhere, and that when you do live somewhere, it's not always summertime.
Here are a few photos that I took on my runs. I had to stop myself from constantly stopping to take pictures. Clearly I've been living in Asia too long!
Bondi! My first run - pretty incredible to be greeted by this view. 

So happy to be out running
Just one beautiful ocean pool - Bronte 

Imagine running along this path everyday. Incredible!

The view of the city fro Dover Heights. Even on a cloudy day, it's still pretty impressive
Check out the swell - it was hard to not stop and watch the surfers

I wish I could do that!

One of my favourite places in the whole world; Bondi's "grassy knoll"

It's just like Baywatch only better; Bondi lifeguards, you can rescue me anytime. 
If you do get sick of the beach, there's always multiple cross-country options in the park. On this particular run, I did the outside loop which is around 8.5km of soft, grassy surfaces. Running heaven!

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