The day started out so sunny! We had breakfast outside across the street from Manly Beach. Full of energy and ready to explore as much of this part of Sydney as possible in the one full day we had there.
As we were eating we noticed that there was a rental shop right next door and a family was renting the tandem bikes they had outside. What nicer way to tour the town than on bikes, so we finished up breakfast and ducked into the rental shop for helmets, a map and two bikes.
The day was beautiful. At one point we found a hidden beach and had to carry the bikes through brush and rocks when leaving it… somehow we got off the bike trail & road. It’s okay. Fewer people and more solitude.
We passed shops & parks… the yacht club. It seems that everybody in Sydney has a boat, there are so many of them. Then we ran out of civilization and into more trees and brush. I had seen on the map a road that went to the end of the penninsula where the harbor meets the ocean and we had been told the view from there was pretty amazing!
Clouds had been building little by little all day and when we got o the end of the road and the view, there was no more blue sky to be seen. In the distance we could see rain to the left of downtown Sydney in the distance. It makes a pretty picture.
Without rain gear and rain heading our way we headed quickly right back to town and found a little bistro featuring potato soup that day which sounded really good at the time. As we ordered, the sky opened up and it just poured for the next 45 minutes. We were day and the soup was hot. The entire day was filled with good fortune for us and this photo will always bring back those memories.