Have you gone on day trips to different parts of your city and even though you’ve been there numerous times before, you never tire of the beauty and surprises that you find? We enjoy our day trips and often have day trips into Sydney – it is such a beautiful city and there are so many things to do! We often spend time in Circular Quay, Botanical Gardens and The Rocks but today – after a brief visit to the Rocks, we decided to go to Manly. We traveled by ferry to Manly and the harbour never ceases to amaze me with it’s beauty – it is spectacular! Even with the haze from the bush-fire hazard reduction burning, the harbour still shone in all it’s glory!
Being on the harbour with the sun shining and blue skies always makes me grateful for the experience. It is so lovely to see the many boats out on the water as people take advantage of a beautiful day. We had a lovely lunch in the Manly Corso and then meandered down to the beach observing the many people who were sunbathing, swimming and enjoying the sunshine. The temperature was a balmy 26 degrees Celsius – such a lovely day for this time of year, it is usually much cooler!
We were pleased to discover the markets along the beach promenade and slowly perused the stalls and the wares on display. My daughter bought some crystals (Obsidian) – one for her and one for her best friend which were a lovely aqua colour. She also purchased a lovely dream catcher which was made by crochet and had one aqua feather hanging on it along with white ones – Aqua is her favourite colour. We also discovered a lovely handmade leather stall (RUST handmade leather) which sold bags, and lovely bound notebooks. My daughter and I love stationery items and my husband bought use one each, hers smaller and containing a lovely Lapis Lazuli stone in the front cover.
After meandering around and perusing the markets, we walked back to the wharf where there is a lovely cove and smaller beach. My daughter went in and tested the water temperature – it was lovely, she rolled her pants all the way up to her thighs and went in with gusto! If we had brought her swimming costume, she would have definitely gone swimming! We decided to have dessert afterwards and then enjoyed a lovely ferry ride back to Sydney watching the sun setting and casting a lovely golden glow. It was a lovely day – we definitely Laughed, Loved, Lived! We were grateful that we had lovely weather, were able to get out and about to enjoy the sunshine, as well as discovering something new about a place we have frequented many times before.
I took many photos but I feel that sometimes the photos don’t capture the beauty well. I’ve shared some of them below and hope you enjoy them. I’ll let you be the judge whether they have captured the essence of the day! Have you discovered something new about your city?