Friday, 28 December 2012

Sydney to Hobart and Spit to Manly: Post Christmas activities

Christmas is over and we're surging towards the New Year. Let's hope 2013 is a good one because 2012 was problematic (a euphenism if ever there was one).

In the meantime, I thought you might like to browse through my amateur pics that show the start of the 2012 Sydney to Hobart yacht race on Boxing Day.

Today it's all over red rover (for the maxi yachts) with Wild Oats X1 taking out the line honours in record time.

And today Spanner, The Hiss and I walked/ran the 10 kilometre track from the Spit Bridge to Manly. It's supposed to take 4.5 hours at a leisurely pace. It took us less than 2 hours. I live my life with mental people. It's a wonder there are any pics at all to share.

The Hiss at South Head

Big cameras

The start: the yachts streak towards the heads

The spectators follow the fleet to the end of South Head

This next lot of photos are from today. We were at South Head on Wednesday and today we walked along Dobroyd Head/Middle Head on the other side of the harbour.

Towards the end of the hike, The Hiss and I had a swim at a lovely little beach (ignored the storm water drains) even though the Southerly was blowing like a gale. We caught the 144 from Manly back to the Spit at Mosman.

Red wine and fish and chips for tea.

A Manly ferry in the distance

After lots of steps up, the descent begins

Goannas have adapted to suburbia

The Hiss at a beach around the corner from Forty Baskets


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