After the snorkel, we drove to Sussex Inlet and caught up with Jacinta's workmate and friends. We had a great night eating and drinking. We stayed at Sussex Palms, which is a lovely small camp/caravan park.
The following day, was very hot and we drove to Barrara for a swim. The beaches were very nice and the water was icy cold. By midday, the wind started blowing even hotter and the bushfires started. It wasn't long before sussex Inlet was cut off from the north and south. We were relatively safe as the fires were some distance away. We spent the afternoon in the camp pool.
On Wednesday, Jacinta and I went for a bike ride along the foreshore of Sussex Inlet. It was very pleasant.
av speed 7.9 km/h
max speed 15 km/h
11m elevation range
Later that afterrnoon, we went for a boat ride to the mouth of Sussex Inlet and walked along the sand banks. It was a lot of fun being in a boat and it was very scenic walking around the sand banks.
Early the next morning, I went for a kayak towards St George's Basin. The current was with me and there were lot of fish jumping about.
av speed 3.2 km/h
max speed 7.8 km/h
At Sydney again so I decided on a kayak along a part of Cooks River and Wolli Creek. It was a bit difficult finding a place to launch...
I woke early and drove with lights on so it was pretty early. I passed the beaches and there was enough light to see that it was an onshore ...
I had a great wander around this morning checking the surf in a number of spots - Wamberal Beach, Blue Lagoon, Shelley Beach, pelican Beach,...