So we set off about 11:00am and followed the path along the cliff tops facing the Pacific Ocean. It took a long time because we kept stopping to take photos of the terrific scenery.
Above we are looking back from where we came in the south.
We passed the Maquarie Lighthouse, the first lighthouse built in Australia. I had to capture it through a chain wire fence hence the angle.
Out at sea there was a tall ship, it reminded us of how it must have looked when Captain Arthur Phillip sailed into the harbour in 1788 to start the first settlement.
We walked further north and came to the heads. We are on South head looking at North Head.
We followed the path around South Head into the harbour. We could see the suburb of Manly across the other side.
Then we could see down the harbour.....
towards the city and the bridge. It is a breathtaking view. Next Saturday, Jessica Watson our 16 year old sailor will sail in here after sailing solo, non stop around the world. The harbour will be full of well wishers, it will be a big celebration for the youngest sailor ever to do this.
We strolled down from the cliff tops to Watson's Bay, the first bay in the harbour.
We had a cool drink there before heading back.
One last look down the harbour to the city, then we climbed back up to the cliff top walk.
After the long walk we were happy to see the apartment block where Carol and David live, in the middle level behind the tree.