Walking to Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach is my wife’s favourite in Sydney. I’ve noticed a habit of naming beaches around here after English poets.

We’ve discovered the Family Funday Sunday transport tickets – unlimited rides on bus, train and ferry for $2.50 on a Sunday. It’s a wonderful way to see the area around Sydney – not only do we avoid the hassle of parking, but we get to sail past the Opera House regularly, and that’s enough to put a smile on anyone’s face. Ride the ferry to Manly, and a short walk takes you from the bustling seafront to Shelly beach. As soon as you turn the corner around the bluff, it’s a quieter world.

Looking back at Manly on the way to Shelly beach.

Yes, it was as cold as it looked! Imagine having this salt-water pool on your doorstep. Apartments here go for a bargain $2.4 million.

Wonderful textures on the trees.

An interesting bric-a-brac shop on the way.

Rainy weather is a great excuse for ducking into a cafe…

6 thoughts

    • It’s funny how so much here is familiar (language, culture), but at the same time so different (birds, plants, weather). The bark on the trees is so varied between species compared to the UK.

  1. I’ve hardly ever been to Manly, so seeing these are terrific. Nicely done. I must get down there one of these days.
    Incidentally, I went and saw the World Photographers and 1440 photo exhibition at the NSW State Library with the family tonight. It’s free. You must check them out Mike. Macquarie street in the city. It’s on for another couple of weeks I think; and Tuesdays they’re open until 9pm so you can park in the street behind (next to the Domain) without a problem after 6pm.

    • I think you’ll like Shelly beach. I’ve been enjoying reading your posts about local beaches, and will definitely visit them as well.
      I keep meaning to make that exhibition, but we are moving into a house we’ve just bought at the weekend, so that will keep us busy for a little while. I do have Saturday afternoon off though, to go to a street photography meet up. And I’ll be able to unpack my cameras, finally :)
      I don’t know if it’s Sydney especially, or just being somewhere new, but I can’t leave the house without getting inspired to pick up my camera. I’m loving it so far.

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