Our last day in Sydney, I got sick…but in order to combat that, I decided to go on a 4 mile walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach along the coast of Sydney. With me, there were three other girls from the Tourism program, and after taking a bus to Bondi Beach, we began our walk.
Bondi Beach is a touristy beach town area, filled with local food stores and small shops selling t-shirts. The beach itself is a little cove of sorts; it is surrounded by apartment buildings on three sides. When we first got to the beach, I could not believe how small it was for being so famous. However, the size did not detract from its beauty. It was a very clean beach (#1 thing I look for in a beach) and had a skate park right on the beach, kind of like the one my brother goes to in Santa Barbara. There is also a huge line of street art that follows almost all of the beach. Although we did not go into the water because it was a little chilly, it was beautiful to look at while we walked along the coastline.
After spending some time walking through the shops and looking at the actual beach, we began on our trek through the various beaches to Coogee Beach. The views kept getting better as we continued walking, as you can see below:
We ran across six beaches, various surfing, a rainbows, a cemetery and, finally, Coogee Beach! Once we had reached Coogee Beach, the sun was beginning to set, so we were treated to a really nice sunset once we had gotten to our final destination.
After that four miles of walking, we made it back to the bus that took us back to campus. The night was filled with packing, complaining about packing, and mourning our soon-to-be lost internet. We were scheduled to depart at 5 am the next morning for our next adventure on the Gold Coast, so none of us got much sleep that night. However, I was so excited to arrive somewhere warmer than 50 degrees, that I woke up with a start and jumped on the bus, ready to greet the Gold Coast!