Thursday, 23 June 2011

A Manly Day

Je and I share a birthday; one year apart. I am one year younger. We always exchange birthday messages and today in a late, low key celebration took the ferry to Manly, walked around to Shelly Beach and back and then to the Manly Skiff Sailing Club for lunch before catching the ferry back.

It was a cool but gloriously sunny day and out of the wind felt surprisingly warm especially after all that walking. Hn, Ae, Jm and Jn came with us making for an almost jolly group except for the fact that Hn and Ae are not speaking to each other at the moment.

Some photos....

An unusually placid Manly Beach, bereft of surf, glistening in the sun
Marine Parade, the walkway from Manly Beach to Shelly Beach
View from Shelly Beach back to Manly Beach across the water
Pacific Ocean and view of Sydney's northern coast to Barrenjoey in the far distance
Another interesting view
Hn's steak sandwich, a 'light snack' that proved unexpectedly substantial


  1. I have not been as far around as Shelley Beach. Next time.

  2. Happy birthday! Glad you enjoyed your Manly day.