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2009/07/05 Manly, North Head, Manly Ferry, King’s Cross

From our north shore base, we took the bus to Manly, saw the Corso and the beach, had a picnic up in North Head, and then took the ferry south in Sydney for an Australian-style burger in King’s Cross.
While most people visiting Australia would probably stay in Sydney and take the ferry across the harbour to the north shore, we were already staying in a suburb on the north side.  From the North Ryde station, we rode the CityRail to Chatswood, tranferring at St. Leonards for the 143 bus to Manly.  This put us near the Manly wharf, where we saw children playing on the rock sculpture on the plaza.

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Walking away from the ferry wharf, the pedestrian promenade to the beach is called The Corso.  On a Sunday morning in a Sydney winter, the benches were empty.

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The children’s playground had a few climbing on the equipment.

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Fountains emerging from the sidewalk would be more popular if more children were around.

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After a short stroll, we arrived at Manly Beach, which faces northeast into the Tasman Sea.

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Our sons, feeling the effects of jet lag, were happy to sit on the step and look out to the sea.

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A hardy group of surfers dressed in wet suits were patient waiting for big waves. Continue reading2009/07/05 Manly, North Head, Manly Ferry, King’s Cross

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