Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Basin, Ku Ring Gai National Park

Where do you take an outdoors man to show off the best of Sydney? There are too many places to choose from! We debated driving all day to several places, the blue mountains, Jarvis bay, royal national park, and in the end chose a hike at the Basin in Ku Ring Gai. It is a 3km decent from the main West Head Road down to the little lake and marina. Along the way we spotted several Goanna lizards, a small kangaroo, and while snorkeling a few small Hallers stingrays.

The hiking trail was virtually empty, wide, and sandy. Once down at the basin there were a multitude of campers and a ferry making stops every hour. That was disappointing to Paul as he prefers seclusion, but it didn't stop me from diving into the tiny sandy lake netted off from the main pitwater reserve. There are so many places to explore at Ku Ring Gai I could go back every week and find something exciting. I found it refreshing to see so many other families in the outdoors enjoying their national parks. Spits are popular places with Australians and seeing all the children covered in sand put a big smile on my face.

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