Saturday, August 13, 2011

Barrenjoey & Palm Beach Hike

View from top of Barrenjoey Lighthouse
 Barrenjoey Head Aquatic reserved is shaped exactly like a hammerhead shark.  It is a quick 2km climb possible even for an elementary aged child.  We Included the length of Palm Beach on the west side during low tide which was rather weedy.  We were lucky enough to have a sitter and enjoy a full morning away, complete with brunch at one of my favorite spots in nearby Avalon on the way home.

Paul admiring the view on Palm Beach

It was too cold for a dip, so we made our way up the partially staired trail. About a 20 minute climb, once at the top we realized were were at a spectacular vantage point, but also that there was an equally if not better vantage point directly to our west.  We later learned it is Ku-Ring-Gai Chase national park and noted it on our to do list.  There are several small private cozy little beaches within the Pittwater reserve and it would be an excellent choice to Kayak without worry for large surf. The Lion Island nature reserved viewable to the north looked to be a perfect combination of mountain, cliff, and beach.

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