It was the first hot weekend in Spring when we headed for a picnic and a swim. At first we planned to go to the Central Coast but since it was a long weekend when locals prefer to go out of town where long traffic is expected in the freeway so we decided to drive 40 minutes north of Sydney instead. We found this Narrabeen Head Aquatic reserve which is not only ideal for a barby (bbq) but for a nice dip in the water as well. As soon as we reached the entrance we found a grassy area with picnic tables and barbeque stands so ideal to let the kids frolic around. There is a tidal lagoon next to the picnic area where the water comes from the ocean, therefore, becomes deeper during high tide. Lucky I spotted this long wooden staircase which serves as an observatory for the whole place. It was a long and careful climb to the top but the view was so worth it, not to mention a perfect place to shoot for my red playsuit ootd.
After lunch, we walked few metres to the beach where a wide stretch of rock pool was waiting. It is a 50 metre pool with a timber boardwalk separating the main lap pool from the rest of the pool. Known as Narrabeen Rock Baths, this is considered as one of the famous ocean pools in Sydney because of its distinctive boardwalk. Obviously, the water comes from the ocean so it gets replaced during high tide, no stagnant water at all.
|On the edge clinging to the chains for dear life.|
On the middle of a scorching day the water was cool and refreshing. Sydney beaches even on a summer day are always cold because the water originates from the Tasman Sea. But if you take a dip and never leave the water then there is no shivering that is happening :). I could go and on describing how fun the place was but I will let the pictures do the talking.
|Jace and dad on the boardwalk|
Not only was the swimming fun, looking for a swell backdrop to pose was even more fun :) Here I was in the high rock wall which was right beside the pool.
So when you’re around Sydney and looking for a relaxing at the same time picturesque place to chill, consider this awesome spot.
|Rock pool ahead|
|Seen is the channel adjoining the ocean and the lagoon.|
|The long stretch of Northern beaches|
There is no bag featured this time only my red playsuit and my retro style swimwear :) The playsuit I must admit is very comfy and breezy so apt during hot weather. All the climbing up and down the stairs was easy peasy in this attire. The swimwear on the other hand is very modest but still in trend, thanks to the queen of retro chic, Taylor Swift, this 60s inspired swimwear is making a buzz again.
So that's about my post for this week, thanks for reading.
Cat-eye sunglasses from Alex Perry
The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. - Psalm 95:5